Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

I can’t tell you how much I am impressed with…….everyone and everything down here in South Carolina. Greenville is beautiful. I got to visit Ember Modern Medicine, the home of Dr. Brian Blank. I will show you a video of his clinic soon. The attendees saw other clinics as well. Both nights we “other people” were able to socially mingle with the groups and I truly loved getting to know them. Thank you for sharing your stories. There were folks:

  1. Who started in October and already have 270 patients
  2. Who work near the movie studios in Georgia
  3. Who are passionate about Ohio State football
  4. Who has another year of residency but already has a plan in place
  5. Who runs 5 clinics in S.C.
  6. Who went to UNC and saw some great future hall of fame basketball players in their youth
  7. Who studied at VMI
  8. Who does stand up comedy
  9. Who went to the same undergrad as me (UVa) and we got to reminisce. Go Hoos.

Please see posts on the DPC Alliance FB page about the event. Or on any of the FB DPC pages. Ask these people if it was worth it. They will all tell you YES!

And thanks for letting me hearing about your lives!

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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 Authenticmedicine.com 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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