Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]

Dr. Ghost

I found this article is so naive and cute. The author seems amazed that when a doctor leaves a hospital system the staff will NOT tell a patient where they went. The doctor just vanishes and the patients feel ghosted by it. This is called punishment and not ghosting. This is what hospitals do. This…

Happy Doctor’s Day 2019

Every year I try to make a point to wish every physician a Happy Doctor’s Day! You may think this is a bogus holiday or occasion but it isn’t. While nurses get a week and other groups may get a month, we only get a day. One freaking day! And even then most hospital employers…

Get Rid of the Middlemen!

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Good News! Insurers are Getting Bigger!

Have you heard? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are combining with the Oregon-based insurer Cambia Health Solutions, and the two companies would together cover around six million people and have about $16 billion in combined revenue. Here was what one of the Blue Cross CEO’s said: “We have to do something different…

Guess Who Made $1.7 Billion Last Year?

HCSC, Health Care Service Corp, the parent of the Blues plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, didn’t pay any federal taxes in 2018. They did receive a $1.7 billion tax refund, which increased their company’s net profit to $4.1 billion. How are you taxes going? Are you getting a refund? Happy tax…

Quote of the Week: Sir William Osler

“But whatever you do, take neither yourselves nor your fellow-creatures too seriously. There is tragedy enough in our daily routine, but there is room too for a keen sense of the absurdities and incongruities of life, and in the shifting panorama no one sees better than the doctor the perennial sameness of men’s ways.” William…