Our Writers

In alphabetical order:

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.

Roberty Duprey MD

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Robert is a 2nd career physician (MD); a combat Veteran with the US Army; a former psychiatric nurse practitioner; an independent researcher; a medical writer; and now having passed USMLE Steps 1, 2CK, 2CS, and 3, is a residency applicant.

Douglas Farrago MD

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Douglas Farrago MD 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 five books, three 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.

John Hayes, Jr., MD

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John spent years working primarily with family physicians and surgeons helping their pain patients with chiropractic, clinical nutrition and lifestyle coaching.  His work with the sickest lead not only to furthering his training but more importantly to the development of patient systems & tools to better help those suffering neuropathy & chronic pain. 

Frustrated with the changes in healthcare and concern about increasing physician demands in 2008 he published the EVVY nominated book “Living & Practicing by Design” and along with his wife Patti developed simplified EMR, practice business platforms and systems.

He still regularly writes for patients and physicians alike, stressing the role each of our lifestyles, skills and behaviors have not only on health and illness but most importantly our mandate as physicians to maintain control of medicine’s clinical and business decision making. 

Russell Kamer MD

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Russell Kamer, MD identifies as a primary care physician. After a stint as a full-time faculty member at New York Medical College, he left for a solo practice in Internal Medicine. He has served as a Drug testing Crew Chief for the National Collegiate Athletic Association and a Doping Control Medical Officer at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Drawing on this experience, Dr. Kamer co-founded Partners In Safety (PIS), a company that provides Occupational Medicine services to employers. 

Adil Manzoor DO

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Adil Manzoor DO is an Internal Medicine/Pediatric physician practicing in New Jersey who just finished his training. He is very passionate about mentoring the next generation of youth. In his free time he writes for local newspapers, mentors the youth, reads voraciously, hosts a podcast titled Doctor’s Dilemma. Most important of all he spends time with his lovely wife, Diana, and soon to be daughter, Olivia, and when time finally permits, binge TV shows! He is also very passionate about free market medicine and believes. that competition amongst businesses brings down cost and provides innovation in ways people cannot fathom.

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.

Natalie Newman, MD

Dr. Natalie Newman is a residency-trained, board-certified emergency physician who has been practicing for over 20 years.

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, she was accepted into the Emergency Medicine Residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Upon her graduation, 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 Bosnia-Herzegovina(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 prisoner-of-war 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 official 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 to her home state of California. She has worked in rural facilities, community hospitals and trauma centers. She has also served as a ship physician for a major cruise line and also provided physician services at the Coachella/Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California for three years. Dr. Newman participates in public speaking engagements discussing the value of education, of which she is passionate. She continues to practice clinically as a traveling physician.

Joanna Rulf, DO

Joanna Rulf, DO practices Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine in her second-home state of Maine. Originally from NJ, Joanna graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in English Literature, pursuing a career in the publishing industry in NYC before attending the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine from which she graduated in 2009. She completed residency in Family Medicine and fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. During this time she also completed the fellowship curriculum from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and received certification in Medical Acupuncture from the Helms Institute for Medical Acupuncture in Phoenix, AZ. Her practice blends the broad spectrum of rural primary care medicine with evidence-based management of a variety of conditions using Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), acupuncture, and an array of wellness strategies. The mother of two young children, Joanna has journeyed hard on the quest for work/life balance, mental/physical wellness, and strives to help her patients (and colleagues!) do the same. 

Erin Weisman DO

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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”.