Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

I am a little out of order here but here is another one of Maryal’s podcasts:

From OCFM.com: “Dr. Leigh “Jack” Forbush is a graduate of Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program and Fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine having obtained his medical degree at Maine’s prestigious University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Providing the full spectrum of family medicine including Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics and Obstetrics, his particular areas of interest include Integrative and Holistic Medicine, applying the principles of Osteopathy across the age spectrum and the incorporation of information technology in medicine.

Each year, he travels to Paraguay offering his services to the Andrea Ritz Foundation caring for (and enjoying the company of) Guarani of all ages.

He is actively involved at the local, state and federal level in his capacity as the current President of the Maine Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians as well as the President of the New England Direct Primary Care Alliance.

He holds active board certifications in Family Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine.”

Dr. Forbush has been practicing DPC for over seven years and his only regret is that he did not transition to DPC sooner. Though he is located in Hampden, Maine, he regularly travels to Paraguay to volunteer with the Andrea Ritz Clinic. He shares about his experience precepting medical students and residents, how he views tech in medicine and so much more.

You can hear it here.

12370cookie-checkMy DPC Story with Jack Forbush, DO

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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