Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

The Washington Post came out with an interesting article today entitled Can a subscription model fix primary care in the U.S.? Hooray!

Maybe.

Unfortunately, the writer of this piece only focused on corporations trying to hijack the DPC movement. He mentions:

  • One Medical
  • Walk-in Clinics at Target and CVS
  • Premise Health
  • Eden Health
  • Forward Health

This is directed to Bernard J. Wolfson, who wrote this article. PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Come talk to some real DPC doctors who OWN their practice. Get in touch with the ones on the front line who truly put their own skin in the game. You are missing the grassroots movement that actually CAN fix primary care. The companies you mention are about shareholders and employers. They are about high tech and they are high cost. You are missing the true essence of direct primary care. Contact us and we will put you in touch with anyone you want.

PLEASE SHARE THIS AND WRITE A COMMENT ON THE Washington Post ARTICLE LINK. LET’S GET THIS AUTHOR TO DO A FOLLOW-UP ON YOU GUYS IN THE TRENCHES OF DPC!

15480cookie-checkThe Washington Post Is Even Asking if DPC is the Fix for Primary Care But They Screw It Up!

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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