Silicon Valley Fails Again as the Fixer for Healthcare

Theranos was going to change the landscape of healthcare. Nope. If you haven’t seen the documentary on HBO then I highly recommend you do. It’s called The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. They failed. A ton of others are also trying but nothing yet. I am bothered that these techies get tons of money because they claim to be smarter than the rest of us. And where is their accountability? Theranos was given $900 million to get cheaper labs. All that investment money is gone. My labs, in my DPC office, are cheaper that what Theranos was claiming!

Why doesn’t some VC throw that $900 million at creating more independent DPC docs? I guarantee it would be a major step for real FISCAL and QUALITY change in the healthcare system

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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 “Silicon Valley Fails Again as the Fixer for Healthcare

  1. Pat
    March 25, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    It was amazing how many investors pumped her fraud up to $ 9 billion before it collapsed. The entire thing was a scam from the start with faked data.

  2. James Tinsley
    March 25, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Did you send this to your state and federal representatives?

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