Books by Dr. Farrago

Tired of being a pawn in an administrator’s game? Sick of ICD-10 coding? Would your rather stick a needle in your eye then hear another lie about quality metrics?

Maybe it is time you open your own DPC practice. Well, you came to the right place. Here is the book you HAVE to get first.

So, sit down with a glass of a water (or vodka) and create your future.

What are the benefits to getting this book, even before you start?

  • It may convince to do it, which could make you feel like the doctor you always wanted to be.
  • It may convince you not to do it. DPC is not for everyone and you need to know all the risks going in.
  • It explains what equipment you need.
  • Shows what other resources should you read, watch or see.
  • Tells you how to market your new DPC practice.
  • Explains how to use Facebook to get the word out.
  • Helps you decide if you need an EMR or not.

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True Tales of the ridiculous, the silly, and the just plain weird cases doctors face—lampooning the medical bureaucracy that makes practicing medicine and getting medical care such a headache.

Doctors have a sick sense of humor. This is the deep, dark, and hilarious secret of the medical profession revealed by the irreverent Dr. Douglas Farrago in his popular satirical magazine, Placebo Journal—affectionately known by its thousands of fanatic readers as “Mad magazine for doctors” and called, by U.S., “raunchy, adolescent, and very funny.” Now, in The Placebo Chronicles, Dr. Farrago has compiled the best of the most outrageous and uproarious true stories to come out of the ERs and examination rooms of doctors all over the country.

Submitted by actual physicians, these are the stories they tell each other at cocktail parties and in doctors’ lounges, trading sidesplitting and truly unusual tales of their most embarrassing medical moments, the grossest things they’ve ever seen in medicine, their favorite Munchausen patients, and much more, including “The X-Ray Files”—mind-boggling anecdotes and images of the oddest foreign objects doctors have removed from patients. Not for the faint of heart, the humor in The Placebo Chronicles is brutally funny—just what the doctor ordered to guard against the ill effects of an M.D.’s worst enemies: the Medical Axis of Evil, a.k.a. drug companies, HMOs, and malpractice insurers.

Fully illustrated with fake advertisements—for pseudopharmaceuticals like OxyCotton Candy and Indifferex (the mediocre antidepressant)—this refreshingly honest collection invites doctors and patients alike to share the laughter, a liberal dose of the very best medicine.

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