About

About

About  

The Farr Institute is here to help consumers make better decisions by publishing research on direct to consumer health services—this research aims to improve public knowledge and address some of the greatest challenges that we face as a society today. Our journal publishes not only product data but also reviews, critical comment, news and analysis.

Methodology

The Farr Institute aims to provide people with the essential knowledge they need to improve their health, reduce doctor visits, and improve their mental well-being.   To do this, our team is committed to maintaining higher standards for online health information, by combing data from our surveys in the field, informatics, and medical journals.

We don’t just share or publish articles – we report on trends, collaborate with institutions, and collect the most important news information from reliable and objective sources. We want to empower people to enhance their own self-care, work with their doctors for preventive care, and improve public health throughout the world.

In addition to reviews, we provide clinical research, biological informatics, and population statistics for organizations, practices, and patients alike. 

All medical content is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace the opinion of a medical professional. The best way to approach healthcare is to read up on the symptoms and condition and then report to your family doctor what you’ve learned. Together, you can consult on a treatment plan that will

Authors

Kimberly Langdon M.D.

 

Kimberly Langdon M.D. is a retired, board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with 19-years of clinical experience. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, earning Honors in many rotations. She secured one of five positions in their highly-ranked OB/GYN residency program. During her career, she delivered over 2000 babies and specialized in minimally invasive procedures, menopause, endometriosis, menstrual disorders, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. After clinical practice, she founded a medical device company to commercialize her six patented medical devices for both life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions. She is a prolific medical writer and featured healthcare expert.

Dominic Castleberry

Dominic Castleberry has worked as a journalist for over six years, which has seen him featured in a number of popular health publications: The American Journal of Public Health, The Lancet, Journal of Adolescent Health, among others. He specializes in investigative research and debunking health claims made by popular OTC drugs.

Robert Bergen

Robert Bergen is a Dietician and also comes from a background of nursing and facility management. He is one of the founders of Farr Institute and hopes to expand operations well beyond the United States, so that everyone can quickly evaluate products and determine the risks sellers are not disclosing. 

Gary Mandelbaum

Gary Mandelbaum worked as a food and nutrition expert for a variety of franchises.  He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree and coursework approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Alara Kingsley, Editor

Alara Kingsley is a Health Information Technical and an expert in maintaining medical records and inspecting for accuracy. She works with hospitals and clinics in transitioning their records into electronic record keeping, and investing in new medical software. She graduated from Keiser University.

Raquel Bloomer, Editor

Raquel Bloomer is a medical writer and editor, having earned a Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation degree from Harvard and worked in Boston, before going into consulting and freelance writing.

Nikko Cole, Freelance Health Writer

Nikko Cole worked as an investigative reporter for five years, working for a number of Alabama medical publications. As a freelance writer, she continues to write medical articles for The Journal of Emergency Medical Services, health and dieting books, as well as special features on health policy in various states.

Vision   

We are committed to giving consumers the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to make informed choices when buying consumer health products and services.

Our Mission   

By analyzing data from multiple sources and collaborating with global health institutions, we can enhance the care of patients and public health. We produce clinical, biological, and population research for public benefit.