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Best Nii Darko podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Nii Darko podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Are you in active recovery? Have a family member who struggles with addiction? Are you drifting dangerously close to an addiction? Urge Fix is the show that meets an individual where he or she stands on the recovery path from addiction back to vitality. Host Dr. Cyntrell Crawford listens to your darkest urges, and, just in time, provides the assistance you need to bypass the temptation and get back on the path that leads to a great life. Move from the messed up lifestyle of a user to clean a ...
 
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Dr. Nii Darko, son of Ghanian immigrants, was inspired to pursue a medical career by TV shows like Doogie Howser and Trapper John, M.D. But his life as a physician felt lacking in comparison to the Hollywood version. He found himself chasing degrees and feeling disappointed by the lack of autonomy and sense of fulfillment that he had hoped for. To …
 
So back in the days of medical school, I used to be able to brag about eating a BigMac and then be able to run a 5 minute mile on the treadmill. Well those days are long gone. I can’t run anywhere near that fast and I still got the fast food habit. To make matters worse, how easy is it to get something healthy while on night shift and its 3AM?!! I …
 
What’s good everyone!!! In this episode, I’m talking with Dr. Randall Wolf who is a cardiothoracic surgeon as well as a magician. We talk about how he balances both clinical medicine and life as a magician. He even talks about when David Copperfield called him in his operating room. There are a ton of nuggets to take away from this episode. I can’t…
 
When Dr. Joe Safdieh was interviewing for his medical residency, he knew he wanted to teach, and he was surprised that when he disclosed his aspirations, interviewers would “look at me like I had three heads.” After all, didn’t all doctors want to focus on research or clinical work? Historically, medical education has been viewed as the “leftovers”…
 
By now, most of us know that the research is conclusive -- organizations and institutions are better all around when they’re diverse, all the way up to the C-suite. Women and minorities are good for the bottom line, for creativity, and for healthier, happier work environments. But how can we encourage men to mentor women in a post #MeToo world? Man…
 
Dr. Gunisha Kaur works with people who are in vulnerable places. She works as an anesthesiologist, attending patients in the OR during surgical procedures. She also works with forcibly displaced individuals -- refugees, migrants, immigrants, and asylum seekers. She doesn’t remember being a refugee herself, but her family fled ethnic and political v…
 
At a time when physicians and medical clinicians are burdened with higher patient loads, technological changes, increased regulation, and always-on schedules, who has the time and energy for adding empathetic interactions into the mix? Dr. Helen Riess, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical and cofounder of Empathetics, Inc.,…
 
We’re now on Day 5 of the Summit, Over the last 4 days you have heard from guests who recognized normal was not enough. They all wanted MORE and pushed back on the traditional ways of thinking. As a result they have found peace, happiness, and wealth. Today you’re going to hear the science and research behind these mental breakthroughs.. Nationally…
 
Are you comfortable with who you see in the mirror? This is a tough question to ask yourself when you feel like you’ve hit a plateau in life. Today, be prepared to get vulnerable and ask yourself these additional questions: Am I really doing the best I can do? Am I following someone else’s plan? What’s the difference between success and fulfillment…
 
Today is Day 3 of the summit and I’ve got a special interview for you. Did you know that there is a growing movement of individuals and couples retiring in their 40s and for some even earlier? This is called being Financially Independent & Retiring Early movement. It’s safe to say that joining the FIRE movement requires not just discipline but a hu…
 
We’re on to Day 2 of the Docs Outside the Box Virtual Summit. Yesterday, we heard from Dr. Carmen Brown on how leaving the US to practice overseas both revitalized her career and her mental well- being. Today we’re shifting to creating wealth for yourself but not through your job. A lot of people who have detached from their 9 to 5 refer back to th…
 
Hey all and welcome to Day 1 of the Virtual Summit, In this episode, we’re bringing back a guest from way back. From Episode 1 and the land down under - Dr. Carmen Brown is back to speak about living in Australia and New Zealand. Her episode is the highest downloaded episode for the podcast, and has been the spark that helped this show to gain trac…
 
You probably don’t know many physicians who were once high-school dropouts, but today you’ll get to know one. Dr. Kane Pryor’s path into medicine is a beautiful, inspiring tale of mentorship done right. Today, the Australian native is an associate professor and the vice chair of academic affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell …
 
A native of Ireland, Dr. Geraldine McGinty is a practicing physician and the Chief Strategy and Contracting Officer for the Weill Cornell Physician Organization. She’s also the first woman chair of the board of American College of Radiologists. In today’s episode, Dr. McGinty and I discuss her varied career path -- private practice, academic medici…
 
Happy New Year DOTB NATION!!! Each week, I get questions from you, my listeners, asking, “How can I stand out from my peers?” “How can I start my own business?” “How can I be MORE than just a doc?” I’m answering those questions and MORE at THE FIRST EVER Docs Outside the Box Summit from January 20 - 24, 2020. From the comfort of your home, car, and…
 
Dr. Stephanie Lahr is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics, and her career path led her to the intersection of medicine and technology. Today she’s the CIO of Regional Health in South Dakota. Her career path wasn’t strategic but was impacted by a hurricane, an interview, personal goals, and a genuine interest in seeing heal…
 
We’re about to welcome a new year, a new decade, and many of us are making plans and setting goals. Which is great. But what happens when life derails those plans? At age 33, with children aged 2, 4, and 6, Ashli was diagnosed with cancer. In today’s episode, Ashli shares how she dealt with her fears and how she managed to embrace the hand life dea…
 
What’s good everyone!! This is the last “The Come-Up” segment for the year and it will definitely deliver. The Come-Up is meant to get you to take action by showcasing doctors who are early in their journey. Meet Dr. Nancy Yen-Shipley, an orthopedic surgeon who is on the path to being a doc outside the box. In addition to speaking, Dr. Nancy is ver…
 
Do you need a separate license to practice aslocum tenens? Should I go with smaller vs. larger companies? What kind of cell phone plan should I get if I’m on the road a lot? I’m in the beginning of my career, can I still do locum tenens? These are all questions that many of you might have while considering going into locum tenens for the first time…
 
As “Leader Leader” of Greater Omaha Chamber, Lynda has been tasked with creating and guiding all of the chamber’s leadership development offerings. Essentially, she’s been leading leaders for years, and she shares some of her wisdom with us today. Lynda is a skilled relationship builder and connector. Today we cover important topics like diversity …
 
What’s good everyone, This Friday we’re answering a question about obtaining a MBA while in medical school. Also Dr. Renee updates us on her recent book launch for How Good Ol’ Dr. V Came to Be. We decided to level-up and jump knee-deep into a new business venture – stay tuned to find out what it is!! Interested in sponsoring the show?? Click here …
 
Tiny town Nebraska natives unite! Yes, my guest today, like your host, is from a no-stop-light tiny Nebraska town. We have a lot in common, beyond our similar roots. Cara is the vice president of Employee Benefits Division at SilverStone Group, the founder of Ignite! Women in Insurance, one of the most ambitious people I know, yet she religiously c…
 
What’s good everyone & Happy Holidays Dr. Renee joins me on this episode to discuss updates in our transition to our new place in New Jersey. The biggest update is that today, Dr. Renee is releasing her book How Good Ol’ Dr. V Came to Be. It’s a book for kids, parents and premeds. It is loosely based on Dr. Renee’s personal journey to becoming a do…
 
What’s up and good everyone, When the podcast first started, I spent time driving home the notion of being a good steward with your money. This included saving more than you spend, paying off student loan debt, and using index funds for passive investing. The famous book by Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad helped the masses change their mindset fr…
 
Carrie Koh — Transforming Toxic Environments Carrie Koh, a former Mayo Clinic healthcare executive, changed career paths after working through a family tragedy. During the healing process, priorities came into focus, and today she has a coaching and consulting business dedicated primarily to physicians and healthcare executives. Her expertise is in…
 
What’s good everyone, I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. We’re in the holiday season and that brings celebrations, family events, and big dinner. Although the food is great, much of it isn’t very healthy. Is a Turduken healthy!?? Let’s be honest, some of the foods we eat or how we cook has been passed down through generations. It’s 2019 …
 
On this second installment of The Come-Up, you’re going to hear from a doctor who is on her way to becoming a doc outside the box. I met Dr. Eunice Park when I got invited by Physician CEO to speak to students several months ago. It was a big surprise to learn from Dr. Park that she was a listener of the podcast and actually learned about Physician…
 
The brain is a power center of our very beings. We want it to be as healthy as possible to support us, not only today, but for years and decades to come. Dr. Mary Rensel, neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic, reminds us why time matters and why the time to be concerned about brain health is now -- for us and for our children. You probably knew that …
 
What’s good!! We’re hearing from Dr. Jennifer Caudle on this episode of 5-minute Friday. Dr. Caudle is formally trained in Family Medicine, and can also be found on multiple television networks as a medical consultant. On this episode, we’ll find out how an early lesson from her father helps her to always take action despite fear.…
 
Dr. Nii & Renee answer questions related to locums work while having 2 young children at home, balance in medical school, and our experience working with Physician Assistants. We’re happy to answer your questions. Do not forget about Speakpipe, where you can leave a voice question. You can get to Speakpipe by going to drniidarko.com and clicking on…
 
Internist Dr. Dana Corriel discovered her creative side when she took some time off after the birth of her third child. And when she looked to social media for an outlet, she found what she needed...and so much more. She remembers how foreign and intimidating social media seemed before she made the plunge. Like many physicians, she was leery that s…
 
What’s good everyone! Up next we have probably’s America’s busiest TV medical contributor – Dr. Jennifer Caudle. Dr. Jen is one of the most visible physicians in America and she appears in the homes of millions every week on TV and in print discussing health topics. We’re talking CNN, FOX, HLN, Dr. Oz Show, and Steve Harvey to name a few. She is a …
 
What’s good everyone!! When I started Docs Outside the Box, I wanted to expose listeners to doctors thriving in non-traditional career paths. Just listening to episodes, might not be enough. I am learning that mindset plays a big part in our ability to take action, and also have positive energy in our lives. The fixed mindset keeps us from removing…
 
In 2017 Dr. Caprice Greeberg’s Academic Surgical Congress address about the gender gap in medicine, “Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings,” went viral. Her address at the 2019 WIM Summit, “Stop Fixing Women,” continued the discussion. In today’s episode you’ll hear highlights from this year’s talk. It was full of data that should give even the biggest …
 
What’s good everyone!! Dr. Mark Shapiro, Host of Explore The Space podcast, jumps on the hot-seat to talk about where the hell physicians fit in the current landscape of healthcare. Are we still in the center, or are we stuck riding the bench while the MBAs make all the decisions? Who knows?! We get real, raw, and even bring up uncomfortable topics…
 
Recorded at the 2019 Women in Medicine Summit, Dr. Shikha Jain, course cofounder and codirector, gives us an overview of the Summit, why it exists, why it matters, and what it means for Monday morning when you’re back at the office. Dr. Jain shares a review of the first day of the summit, the speakers, and the key takeaways of their messages. Dr. J…
 
What’s good everyone! Welcome to a new series called “The Come-Up.” In previous episodes, I’ve mentioned that it can difficult to identify with a successful person’s journey, especially if they’re on Step 1000 (i.e. Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos). If you got a chance to listen or even talk to someone who is on Step 5 would that make a difference in you…
 
Today Carol is the northern region CEO for OSF HealthCare in Illinois. She started out in -- wait for it -- finance. Carol’s career path is an atypical and varied one, and she got where she is today by seizing opportunities that were both obvious and not so obvious. Some of her most valuable experience came from her time serving in professional org…
 
This Friday, Drs Nii & Renee answer questions related to travel locum work, family and marriage. Specifically, how to handle traveling for locums work while spouse is undergoing in-vitro fertilization. Also, how do you remain “present” in family life while traveling for up to two weeks out of the month? You’ll hear an update on how Dr. Renee is han…
 
What’s good everyone! Today you’re going to hear from Dr. Peter Valenzuela – the creative mind behind the comic strip Doc Related.” Doc Related is a comic strip with a satirical take on healthcare through the eyes of healthcare professionals. Think of Dilbert and the television show, The Office but for healthcare. You’ve probably seen his comic str…
 
Why would anyone leave a position at Mayo Clinic to do something new? Does that actually happen in real life? That's exactly what Dr. Jagi Gill did when he joined Boston Scientific and later launched and sold a sports medicine company. Today he's part of the leadership team of Acumed and is improving patients' lives by combining medicine, business,…
 
What’s good everyone! What is the use of knowing that “everything is negotiable” if you lack both the skills and confidence? Negotiation expert and host of the popular podcast Negotiate Anything, Kwame Christian, chops it up with me on today’s episode. Kwame is a business lawyer and the Director of the American Negotiation Institute. In this role, …
 
Dr. Kelly Cawcutt was a guest on the Growth Edge a few weeks ago, and -- lucky us -- she’s back for an encore interview. This time we’re discussing imposter syndrome. Let’s set the scene. Kelly had been invited to give a speech in her area of expertise. As she was being introduced prior to the speech, she didn’t recognize the list of credentials an…
 
What’s good everyone, Much like auto body shops, did you know that hospitals present different prices to individuals compared to insurance companies? You may think, “Yeah of course, hospitals present a more inflated bill to insurance companies!” Well, there’s evidence to show this is not the case. Price gouging and lack of transparency has been a m…
 
Brave -- it’s not a quality we often hear in business and leadership, but it’s the quality that Nicole Bianchi, founder of Bravium Human Development, believes is most lacking in today’s leaders. In a culture that’s enamored by the myth of perfectionism, we shouldn’t be surprised that most of us, while we know in theory that failure is an integral p…
 
What’s good everyone, I am very happy as a physician. But I’m not going to lie, there are things that people who are not doctors get to do that make me pretty jealous. One of them is the ability to have a career pivot. So many of my college friends have changed careers and sometimes I wonder “Could that be me?” My next guest is definitely not afrai…
 
What’s good everyone… My apologies for the short break in the beginning of the month. Check out the beginning of this episode to find out what happened. On this episode, I’m chopping it up with Dr. Cedric Dark, the Founder and Executive Editor of Policy Prescriptions. Think of Policy Prescriptions as a cliff notes version of health policy research …
 
We all know there’s a gender gap. You may have already taken steps to make sure there’s a woman on your committee, that there’s a woman or person of color candidate for the new job, that there’s a woman on you executive team. You may be wondering, “What else can I do?” Well, there is something. There’s one step we can all take to better level the p…
 
We will be discussing the “Back To School Series: A Teacher’s Perspective” for last episode of series, we have Alexis Graham, a school teacher for the last 10+ years on the Urge Fix discussing back to school and how to prepare you child. Special Promo code to Try Dr. Shortee's Burn Butter to help soothe dry, itchy "traumatized" skin. Go to www.drsh…
 
What’s good! Things get real for me on this episode. I’m in the hotseat as Dr. Renee interviews the “Doc Outside the Box.” Starting late last year, I doubled down on clinical work. This included late hours, additional travel, and time away from my family. The show went on in terms of the podcast, but there have been potholes along the way. We’re go…
 
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