Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

I am down here in Greenville, S.C. to represent DPC News and tell you the inside scoop about the weekend. The above picture was from day one. Shane Purcell is leading the charge in helping some DPC interested folks. How interested? Well, I met a bunch of them last night. AND THEY ARE PUMPED TO START!!

DPC News was also at the OUTDOOR eating arrangement last night for these folks coming to the event. The camaraderie amongst everyone was just amazing. These doctors looked so excited to start something new. Smiles were on all their faces.

The special part of these Original DPC Alliance Mastermind weekends are those who choose to come and support our community. Luke Van Kirk, Vance Lassey, Amy Walsh, and Jeffrey Davenport paid their own way to come and talk with these folks at the after events. Yes, you read that right. From OK to KS to NC to MO, these DPC docs just enjoy helping!


Back to last night, the taco restaurant and outdoor eating venue were great. People stayed for hours, sharing stories and getting some advice. It was so awesome to see everyone just asking questions and getting along so well. This is the DPC way. Community is at the heart of these weekends. Doctors with years of experience come to support and even lend an opinion to their DPC brothers and sisters.

Well, the long Saturday of learning is here. We’ll report back tomorrow on the events.

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By Doug Farrago

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. 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. Douglas Farrago, MD received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia in 1987, his Masters of Education degree in the area of Exercise Science from the University of Houston in 1990, and his Medical Degree from the University of Texas at Houston in 1994. His residency training occurred way up north at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. In his final year, he was elected Chief Resident by his peers. Dr. Farrago has practiced family medicine for twenty-three years, first in Auburn, Maine and now in Forest, Virginia. He founded Forest Direct Primary Care in 2014, which quickly filled in 18 months. Dr. Farrago still blogs every day on his website and lectures worldwide about the present crisis in our healthcare system and the effect it has on the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Farrago’s has written three books on direct primary care: The Official Guide to Starting Your Own Direct Primary Care Practice, The Direct Primary Care Doctor’s Daily Motivational Journal and Slowing the Churn in Direct Primary Care (While Also Keeping Your Sanity) are all best sellers in this genre. He is a leading expert in direct primary care model and lectures medical students, residents, and doctors on how to start their own DPC practice. He retired from clinical medicine in October, 2020.

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