Quote of the Week: Mahatma Gandhi

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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] 

  2 comments for “Quote of the Week: Mahatma Gandhi

  1. Jim C.
    February 27, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    D.F.
    Thanks for the effort in putting the Newsletter together.
    As Individual MDs/DOs we experience the problems that you review, as do our patients, the question is: how can individual Docs have success in being agents for change to reduce the power of organizations that support the problem who have louder voices and $s, and profit from the status quo and of course therefore have the ears of those who write the laws?
    I’m a physician and surgeon who feels fortunate to be able often, not always, to help folks who have balance problems/dizziness. Average initial time for hx. and Px.:> one hour.
    Work week Monday through Saturday. Would be nice for me and my patients to have more control and insurers and drug sellers less.
    Your or others suggestions appreciated.

    • Doug Farrago
      February 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      I don’t profess to have all the answers but DIRECT CARE is one of them. For surgeons, thinks Surgery Center of Oklahoma. We don’t have to stay with the status quo

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