Docs Outside The Box

Docs Outside The Box

Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things

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244 – Apple shares your iPhone Health data with insurance companies

Nii & Renee talk about: Book: Show Your Work New sponsor for the podcast ( 4 week update with Renee being biz manager Starting a UTMA for the kidz Apple to let doctors & EMR companies review smartwatch data
October 5, 2021

243 – Life ain't a board exam

Stop living life like it’s a board exam Confessions of a “Yes” Man Humanitarian work in Ghana Advice to Medical Students
September 30, 2021

242 – This doc paid off 120k of debt, invests, and is still a resident!

Dr. Charles Boadu, Internal Medicine Resident, joins us on this episode Talks about using Uber to pay of $120k in debt How to mentally get over taking over a spouse’s debts Shares his quick blue to start putting money in stock market Dr. Nii shares his 2 cents on people struggling to budget The risks of taking the SAFE path on everything in life
September 27, 2021

241 – Don't buy the iPhone 13, Do this instead!

Renee is now manager of Darko Media Group Nii discusses new Apple iPhone 13 releases Ryan Leslie turns 100k investment of Apple to $16 million Purchase stock in Apple or buying Index Fund/ETF Video of Nii & Renee test driving a Tesla IRS car allowance 2021
September 21, 2021

240 – Give her $1 Million Dollars – she still won't take a job

Dr. Stephanie Freeman joins us on this episode Stephanie shares how being fired multiple times put her on the locums pathway; Why she calls herself an “unemployable doctor”; Is it really hard to work for yourself and setup benefits The positive IRS tax benefits of being an independent contractor
September 14, 2021

239 Its hard out here for an IMG

Dr. Nina Lum, The IMG coach, is on to talk about all things related to International Medical Graduates.
September 8, 2021

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Docs Outside The Box - Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things

This podcast looks into the minds of cutting-edge and innovative doctors. You won't find these stories in any medical textbook. You're getting real, live insight from men and women pushing the envelope beyond medicine.
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Nii-Daako Darko, DO, MBA, FACS

Nii-Daako Darko, DO, MBA, FACS

My name is Nii Darko and let me get real with you. As a kid, I always wanted to have an impact on people or be larger than life. I thought about becoming an astronaut, athlete, lawyer, or doctor. It wasn’t until the Cosby Show that I knew what I wanted to be. A successful doctor with a beautiful wife, great kids, and lives in Brooklyn… What more could a regular kid from Queens, New York want?

After getting the degrees, credentials, and certifications, I realized that my life was far from a TV show. As a doctor, not only was I not in complete control over my life, but I also hadn’t explored other talents I knew I had. I was in a box.

After a year of doing locums work, I had met so many doctors making moves outside of traditional medicine. There were doctors who did medical humanitarian work in war-torn places of the world, others running their own businesses, and some on TV.

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