As many of you know, the most recent edition of the Reader's Digest (July, 2008) included some material that I shared with the author. That resulted in a backlash on their website. It seems that many people don't want to know what doctors think.
I want to thank all of you who have come to my defense on this. The whole thing is pretty amusing. I would NOT take back my quotes in the article "41 Sectrets Your Doctor Would Never Share". At least I had the balls to use my name unlike some other physicians in the piece. Anyway, it has been comforting to see so many followers of the Placebo Journal back me up. The comment section opens up a real discussion about the disconnect between patients and the health care community. Maybe this can be built upon to make things better.
My favorite quote comes from a Digg comment, "That Farrago guy sounds like a d&ck!". Love it. Anyway, I don't think I will be retiring any time soon. My 3000 + patients need a doctor and that is how I make my living. I have known most of them for over a decade and enjoy what I do 95% of the time. Yes, America, doctors are human.