You Should Know Why This Medical Student Dropped Out #343
Docs Outside The Box
by Dr. Nii Darko
2w ago
A disillusioned third year medical student announced his official withdrawal from medical school and medicine in a post on Medium. The Ethiopian immigrant stated that he believes the current medical system is designed to harm not help people, prioritizes profits over patients and often fails to address the root cause of health issues. Drs. Nii and Renée address the student’s grievances while sharing their own perspectives and experiences. Things to expect in this episode: New year, new sickness and New York City traffic  DOTB listener, Jamar, weighs in on Dave Chappelle vs Chris Rock Dr ..read more
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Our Top 10 YouTube Shorts of 2022 (1-5) #342
Docs Outside The Box
by Dr. Nii Darko
2w ago
The last taped show for 2022 is also the 81st episode of the year, and Drs. Nii and Renée are celebrating with part two of the Top 10 YouTube Shorts of 2022! Counting up from number 5 to number 1, the couple highlight the shows with the most viewer reactions and continue the conversation on topics like cashing out after a 15-year career, leveraging with a lawyer in contract negotiations, and medical missions.   Things to expect in this episode: Dr. Nii thanks Renée, and the rest of the DOTB team What’s your career endgame? Julien and Kiersten Saunders’ 15-year cash out plan Why doc ..read more
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Our Top 10 YouTube Shorts of 2022 (6-10) #341
Docs Outside The Box
by Dr. Nii Darko
1M ago
Rounding off the year, Drs. Nii and Renée respond to the shows that resonated with their audience the most in a rundown of the Top 10 YouTube Shorts for 2022! Starting from the bottom at number 10 and making their way up to number 6, the first part of this two-part series touches on hot button topics like abortion law, cryptocurrency, recession investing and the American economy.   Things to expect in this episode: VTI / VTSAX index fund investing and the Crypto evangelists are quiet Ectopic pregnancies, abortion policies and its impact on doctor decisions Kevin Matthews speaks on the de ..read more
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From Burnout to a Profitable Newborn Concierge Practice #340
Docs Outside The Box
by Dr. Nii Darko
1M ago
RVA baby, a holistic concierge practice for newborns, was born out of pediatrician Dr. Janet West’s passion for caring for infants and moms in the early months following birth. In this Docs Outside the Box episode Dr. Nii converses with Dr. West about her journey from a burned out medical director to a creator of a new model of pediatric care that encompasses the whole family. Things to expect in this episode: Dr. West’s journey from MD to MBA to Founder of RVA Baby RVA Baby, from burnout to practicing what she loves most about medicine The RVA Baby model, plus clientele, insurance and affor ..read more
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How a Doc Maintains Control in a Broken Healthcare System #339
Docs Outside The Box
by Dr. Nii Darko
1M ago
The Physician Philosopher, Dr. Jimmy Turner, returns to Docs Outside the Box, to discuss his latest book, Determined: How Burned Out Doctors Can Thrive in a Broken Medical System. Bringing his own personal insight and experience with burnout as well as a mountain of evidence-based psychological studies, Dr. Turner explains the systemic problems within the healthcare system and, most importantly, how doctors can become self-determined practicing physicians within it. Things to expect in this episode: From burnout to his latest book, Determined Transitioning from Trading Time for Money to Work ..read more
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Deion Sanders resume building off HBCU backs? Nii's experience at a HBCU Surgery Residency #337
Docs Outside The Box
by Dr. Nii Darko
1M ago
Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is under scrutiny after announcing his departure as head football coach at Jackson State University for the University of Colorado. Some criticism stems from Sanders’ statement three years ago that God was sending him to Jackson to rebuild and elevate the struggling football program. But after breaking his contract with the HBCU and accepting a reported 6 million dollar offer from the University of Colorado, many people are left wondering if Sanders sold out. Drs. Nii and Renée weigh in on Prime Time’s controversial move. Things to expect in this episo ..read more
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How Doctors Can Start an IV Hydration Concierge Practice #331
Docs Outside The Box
by Dr. Nii Darko
1M ago
Stepping even further outside the box, Dr. Nii brings on the show Theo Jones, a Family Nurse Practitioner to talk about the growing field of IV Hydration medicine and how doctors are getting involved. Theo is the founder of the Weekend Whitecoat Concierge, a primary and urgent care practice in Maryland that offers telehealth services, home visits, and IV hydration for wellness and maintenance.    Things to expect in this episode: What makes IV Hydration so attractive, cocktails and benefits Concierge memberships, models, costs, and payments Starting a practice - insurance, suppliers ..read more
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This disability OB/GYN doc helps others get disability insurance #336
Docs Outside The Box
by Dr. Nii Darko
1M ago
What if your last paycheck was your last paycheck? Most people don’t think about getting sick or injured and losing their ability to earn a living. Such was the case for Dr. Stephanie Pearson, a former OB/GYN, who lost her ability to practice after suffering a shoulder injury at work. Dr. Nii welcomes Dr. Pearson to the show to share how her struggle navigating the disability claims process led her to co-found PearsonRavitz, an insurance brokerage advocacy firm for healthcare professionals that specializes in disability and life insurance.   Things to expect in this episode: How insuring ..read more
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No Emails After Clinic and Other Tips for Boundaries #335
Docs Outside The Box
by Dr. Nii Darko
2M ago
America has one of the most toxic work cultures in the world, and the field of medicine is no exception. Dr. Nii welcomes guest, Cindi Corson, a Physician and Provider Recruiter with Provider Solutions & Development, who advises physicians on how they can avoid burnout and job dissatisfaction by establishing healthy work boundaries before starting a new position.   Things to expect in this episode: The real definition of “Quiet Quitting” Defining your work boundaries or “must haves” before your job search Questions to ask to gain insight into the culture of an organization before you ..read more
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This doc's supermarket is trying to eradicate food deserts #334
Docs Outside The Box
by Dr. Nii Darko
2M ago
Dr. Felecia Froe is impacting neighborhoods throughout Tulsa, Oklahoma, through socially responsible real estate investing. Dr. Nii brings licensed urological surgeon and real estate syndicator, Dr. Froe, on the show to discuss her company, Money with a Mission, and the work she’s doing bringing professional women investors together to transform neighborhoods while building personal wealth and financial freedom.   Things to expect in this episode: How Dr. Froe balances urology telemedicine and real estate investing Transforming neighborhoods through real estate investment and syndication ..read more
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