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Douglas Farrago MD

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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]

Pat Conrad MD


Pat Conrad is a full-time rural ER doc on the Florida Gulf Coast.  After serving as a carrier naval  flight officer, he graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine, and the Tallahassee Family Medicine residency program.  His commentary has appeared in Medical Economics and at AuthenticMedicine.com .  Conrad’s work stresses individual freedom and autonomy as the crucial foundation for medical excellence, is wary of all collective solutions, and recognizes that the vast majority of poisonous snakebites are concurrent with alcohol consumption.

Steven Mussey MD

Steven Mussey, M.D. is a physician in Internal Medicine, practicing in the Fredericksburg area for more than twenty years.  He grew up in Springfield, Virginia and earned a degree in Physics from The University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his medical degree at The George Washington University and was inducted into the medical honor society AOA.  He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
He served in the Air Force for four years before entering into private practice.  He particularly enjoys geriatric medical care and working with complex patients. For almost a quarter century, he has been practicing with one other Internist.  Both doctors enjoy practice in a small, but busy office, and plan on working into their 70s, as long as they can still find their way to the office.    Dr. Mussey is also an avid cartoonist and has a weekly cartoon in the local newspaper.  He also enjoys cartoon animation and has had several public service cartoons playing regularly on the television cable systems.

Erin Weisman DO


Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, podcaster and fierce advocate for wellness in medicine. She faced professional burnout early in her career and speaks openly about about her story in order to help others, particularly female physicians and working moms, know they are not alone. Dr. Weisman wholeheartedly believes to be a healer, you must first fill your own cup. She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer’s wife, athlete and mother of three.You can find out more about Dr. Weisman on her podcast Doctor Me First, her website truthrxs.com or hang out with her on social media @truthrxs. Her podcast is “Doctor Me First”.

Nicole Johnson MD

Nicole M. Johnson MD is a practicing physician in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Johnson is the President and Co-founder of PHYSICIANS FOR PATIENTS®, a grassroots organization that champions physician-led care and fights against the unsupervised practice of medicine by non-physicians. She is passionate about lowering the cost of medical care for all Americans, solving the physician shortage, and ending mandatory Maintenance of Certification®. You can find more about her atwww.physiciansforpatients.org

Lynell Newmarch MD

Dr. Newmarch graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2010. She pursued Internal Medicine Residency at UCLA – Olive View Medical Centre. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and has clinical experience as a Hospitalist and also in private practice. Through her clinical practice, she has found that many of the illnesses that patients are being treated for are lifestyle issues that could be corrected with working on improving nutrition, losing weight, and starting an exercise regimen. She is focused on lifestyle and healthy living and writes on her own blog A Doctors View.

Roberty Duprey

Robert P. Duprey Jr studied medicine as a 2ndcareer medical student who went to medical school in his 40’s after honorable discharge and ‘retirement’ from 25 years in the US Military (USCG & US Army). He was a registered nurse (RN) with specialty training as a psychiatric RN in the US Army for 15 years. During this time he also became a Master’s level psychotherapist in 2002. While on US Army active duty he also became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner while working full time in 2011. He served as a Psych NP on active duty, to include a combat tour in Iraq, until his ‘retirement’ in 2014 and moved to Philippines with his 3 children. At this time he started medical school overseas at Oceania University of Medicine based out of Samoa accredited byPhilippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).  He continued to work as a Psych NP throughout medical school to support his children and to not have to take out loans for medical school tuition. Originally from Rhode Island, he completed medical school clerkship rotations throughout the USA with a graduation in May 2019 earning the esteemed credential of MD. He has successfully completed USMLE Steps 1, 2CS, and 2CK. He will take Step 3 this September as he applies for Psychiatry Residency. Having been and RN, NP and now MD, he is a believer of Physician led multidisciplinary healthcare teams

Natasha Sriraman

Dr. Sriraman, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM, speaks around the country on various topics: breastfeeding, postpartum depression screening in pediatrics, narrative medicine/physician burnout, cultural competency/cultural differences in infant feeding and social determinants of health. She has specialized training in pediatric psychopharmacology.

In addition to seeing patients, she is an associate professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School and teaches medical students and residents daily. She also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh and has designed curriculum for public health training in pediatrics and breastfeeding training. She also serves as Adjunct Lecturer at the College of William & Mary where she teaches a class on health disparities..

Dr. Sriraman is frequently involved with legislative advocacy and has worked with the Governor’s office on having May declared as Maternal Mental Health Month in Virginia. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research. She has also received grants from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and jointly from Williams & Mary College/Eastern Virginia Medical School.

She has served on the board of National AAP-Section of Breastfeeding, and VA-AAP Chapter, and Postpartum Support Virginia. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and The Eliza Hope Foundation. 

Natalie Newman, MD

Dr. Natalie Newman is a residency trained, board­certified emergency physician who has been practicing for nearly 26 years.

In 1991, she graduated from California State University in Sacramento, California with a degree in Biological Sciences. She then attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio on an Army scholarship. As a graduating senior, Dr. Newman was presented with the Marjorie M. and Henry F. Saunders award for her compassionate care of patients within the family structure. After her graduation in 1995, she was accepted into the Emergency Medicine Residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Upon her graduation in 1999, Dr. Newman entered active duty service with the U.S. Army. Her first assignment was at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During her stint in the Army, Dr. Newman was deployed to Bosnia­Herzegovina(formerly Yugoslavia) where she was Chief of the Emergency Department at Eagle Base in Tuzla, Bosnia. She had the honor of serving under the command of Colonel Rhonda Cornum(now a retired brigadier general), a urologist, pilot and former prisoner­of­war during the Persian Gulf War. While in Bosnia, and as the only American female physician in the Balkans at that time, Dr. Newman was assigned as the personal physician for Queen Noor of Jordan during a humanitarian visit to a local hospital in Bosnia. After her return home to the U.S., she was promoted to Major and completed the rest of her Army service at Fort Bragg.

Dr. Newman subsequently returned home to California where she continues to practice as a traveling physician and participates in multiple speaking engagements about the values of education, of which she is passionate. She is also a member of Physicians for Patient Protection, a patient and physician advocacy organization.

Christina Dewey, MD

Kailee Marin

Aloha! My name is Kailee Marin, I’m a DO student in California. I was 15 years old when I decided to go to medical school. I spent three years in Hawaii getting my bachelors, then I came straight to CA to pursue my dream. These three years have been a rollercoaster – the best and worst of my life. I’ve spent med school listening to, and participating in the complaining of my classmates. I’ve come to realized that it’s all the same. It comes down to the common barriers that current and future doctors face – and it starts in medical school. Moral injury being disguised as burnout so that institutions can pretend they care… But moral injury can’t be fixed by wellness Wednesdays, or fitness Fridays. I have realized, to heal moral injury, you have to treat the underlying cause. And there are so. many. causes. So I guess I have a lot to talk about! As an aspiring psychiatrist, I feel compelled to advocate for mental health. This includes the mental health of my colleagues, my future patients, and myself.


Magnolia Printz, MD

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Jaclyn Nadler, MD

Jaclyn S. Nadler, MD, MBA, FACP is a practicing internal medicine physician in Southwest FL. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami and undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN/ARNP) training from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She attended residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC and completed her MBA degree with a concentration in medical management from UMass, Amherst. Dr. Nadler recently joined the Direct Primary Care/DPC movement when she became disillusioned with the current state of healthcare including physician abuse, corporate medicine’s focus on quantity of care over quality and the loss of physician autonomy. She started her own DPC clinic, CoastalMED DPC in January 2019 where she can practice medicine on her own terms and provide her patients with the time and superior care they have grown the expect. She is passionate about physicians regaining their rightful place at the helm of healthcare and physicians reverting back to independent practice and regaining autonomy. She is a member of the Florida Medical Association and Direct Primary Care Alliance, she is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and received her certification as a physician executive (CPE) through the American Association of Physician Leaders. You can learn more about Dr. Nadler and view her blog at www.JaclynNadlerMD.com

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Cynthia Stuart, DO

Dr. Stuart is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Originally from Georgia, she spent most of her youth in Miami, Florida and has been a Texas resident since the early 1990’s. She attended UNTHSC-Fort Worth and completed her residency at UTSW/Methodist Hospital System where she was Chief Resident in her senior year. She is an Associate Professor at UTSW and UNTHSC, participating as a preceptor for medical students and residents. She completed a two-year course at SMU Cox School of Business in Advanced Leadership that enables her to advocate for quality health care providers and local public health programs in her community. She is the head of the Credentials Committee, sits on the Medical Executive Committee and the Ethics Committee at Baylor Scott and White Hospital of Carrollton. She has appeared on numerous news and radio programs to educate the public about various health topics. Dr. Stuart has managed her own private practice in Carrollton since 2005 and is now a Direct Primary Care physician.

Marion Mass, MD

Marion Mass attended Penn State University, Duke Medical School and did her training in pediatrics at Northwestern’s Robert Lurie  Children’s Hospital. She has worked in the hospital, ER, nursery, delivery room, outpatient practice, and urgent care settings. She twice run non-partisan symposiums on Medical Care at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Most recently at the free to care conference on April 1, 2019. In addition she has published multiple times regarding improving cost and access to care in the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer,  The Hill, Washington Times, Penn Live, and the Washington Examiner. She is on the editorial board for the Bucks County Courier times and Doylestown Intelligencier. She is on the board of the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, an organization that addresses medical care gaps at the county level.  Marion is the winner of the 2018 R William Alexander Award , recognized by her Pennsylvania peers as contributing heavily to political advocacy in healthcare, and in addition  is a Pa Medical Society delegate.. She founded Practicing Physicians  of America with Dr. Westby Fisher, M.D., of Chicago in 2017. She and her husband Stephen C. Mass, M.D., an otolaryngologist have practiced in Bucks County for over 20 years. They have three children, 20, 18, and 15. 18-year-old Amanda aspires to be a physician… and  just published a piece in the AMA’s journal, Physician Family.