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Authentic Medicine – Douglas Farrago MD, Editor, Creator & Founder
SPEAKING HONESTLY AND OPENLY ABOUT OUR BROKEN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM SINCE 2002
The mission of Authentic Medicine is to rediscover how much the art of medicine means and allow us to reconnect to our roots once again. It is about fighting back against those things that are taking us away from the direct care of patients while still pointing out the lunacy and hypocrisy of this job. Be part of the movement that will take back the healthcare system from the idiots who are ruining it.
Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Auburn, Maine. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is also 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.
From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. He was featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times.
Authentic Medicine was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. Only when physicians regain control and connect back to the roots of this profession will we ever have AUTHENTIC MEDICINE again.
Authentic Medicine is about connecting us back to the roots of medicine. This online “magazine” will constantly be updated with informative and challenging opinions and ideas. The goal is to fight back against those things that are taking us away from the direct care of patients while still pointing out the lunacy and hypocrisy of this job. It is the evolution of what I was really trying to accomplish by the end with the Placebo Journal.
Physicians and patients need to join together to form the “Authentic Medicine Movement”. This is not about being Republican or Democrat. It is about opening up a dialogue and keeping that conversation going. You may hate some of the things I say. I may hate some of your comments. It doesn’t matter.
The wrong people (politicians, businessmen, and administrators) are running and ruining this healthcare system. We need to speak up and be part of the NEVER ENDING DEBATE.
Issues that I am concerned about:
I would be honored if you can check out the site and tell me what you like or dislike so far. Come back regularly as new items are added daily (at least).
Email Dr. Farrago – firstname.lastname@example.org
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