Friday Funny: World’s Largest Complaint List

This is NOT politically correct. It was from the Placebo Journal, which didn’t care. As the Mad Magazine (RIP) of medicine, the Placebo Journal (2001 – 2011) took on all issues and made fun of it. Sorry, if advance, if this offends you.

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] 

  4 comments for “Friday Funny: World’s Largest Complaint List

  1. Judy Harvey
    August 9, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Shhhhh, careful or cms will insist the ROS be this complete

  2. Pat
    August 9, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Only funny ‘cause it’s true.

    I knew a doc who, if receiving too many string-along complaints, who ask, “When you pee, do you get sharp pains behind both eyes?” A positive response earned the doc to write “positive retrobulbar micturalgia,” wry code for “turkey.”

    • R Stuart
      August 9, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      It’s a symptom of a pheo of the bladder wall!

      I usually just ask the patient if their teeth itch.

  3. bbneo
    August 9, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Now you’ve got to write this book, Doug. 😉

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