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Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things

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209 – Should I work for myself right out of residency?

“I’ve always wanted to work for myself but the only positions available are hospital employed?!” “The interview went great, but do I really know if the culture here fits me?”   You might have more of these questions now that you’re getting close or are starting to look for a job. Let’s face it, more doctors want complete control of their careers and being employed might be a big hurdle to that. Nick Ball, with Provider Solutions & Development (PS&D), jumps on to discuss locum tenens.   These are the 4 main things we discussed in this episode: Why Dr. Nii decided to do locums right after fellowship The definition of locum tenens Differences between per diem work, 1099, employment Pros & Cons of locums work     Transcription: (coming soon)   Resources: Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Link 4   Love the show? Leave a review so I can continue to improve the podcast!   “Having the Darkos describe their journey provided a solace that no sort of debt counseling would ever bring about. Anyways, this show is consistent in the fact that it always delivers gems and enlightens listeners. I’ve shared the podcast with my classmates. Please keep up the great work!”   If this sounds like you, rate with five stars, and leave a review!!! >>> RateThisPodcast.com/dotb     This episode is sponsored by:  Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out at www.psdrecruit.org/docsoutsidethebox
January 15, 2021

208 – Family Theme of the Year; What to Expect in 2021

We’re back! 2020 is in our rear-view mirror, and we’re fired up and ready to dominate 2021. Renee and I hope you are too! On this episode, Renee and I talk about the themes we’re following this year for success on the podcast as well as our family. It’s an idea we “borrowed” from His & Her Money, and it has helped us to maintain focus through the years.   These are the 4 main things we discussed in this episode: Our theme of the year Future topics to expect on the show Goals accomplished in 2020 Nii reads the reviewsthat have come in   Transcription: (coming soon)   Resources: Rodecaster Pro My beautiful dark twisted fantasy with student loans Dr. Nii YouTube Channel   Love the show? Leave a review so I can continue to improve the podcast! “Having the Darkos describe their journey provided a solace that no sort of debt counseling would ever bring about. Anyways, this show is consistent in the fact that it always delivers gems and enlightens listeners. I’ve shared the podcast with my classmates. Please keep up the great work!”   If this sounds like you, rate with five stars, and leave a review!!! >>> RateThisPodcast.com/dotb    This episode is sponsored by:  Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out at www.psdrecruit.org/docsoutsidethebox
January 11, 2021

207 – End of Year Rewind – Learn the Science On How To Be More Respected Among Your Peers

Our 5th most downloaded episode this year was 148 – Learn the Science On How To Be More Respected Among Your Peers Today you’re going to hear the science and research behind these mental breakthroughs of very successful people Nationally bestselling author and behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards joins me today to discuss how to change behavior to be more successful. Her book, Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People has been translated into 15 different languages. Currently, she works with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion dollar companies. Vanessa has also been featured in numerous media outlets including CNN, BBC, and The Today Show. We’re tackling some scenarios doctors face commonly including: Imposter Syndrome Physician Burnout How to be more likeable without being a pushover Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People | Vanessa Van Edwards | Talks at Google Transcription: (coming soon) Resources: Science of People This episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out at www.psdrecruit.org/docsoutsidethebox
January 1, 2021

206 – End of Year Rewind – Dr. Danielle Ofri: Is our biggest strength our greatest weakness?

Our 4th most downloaded episode this year was Episode 153 - Is our biggest strength our greatest weakness? It’s well known that doctors put patients first even though it may have negative social effects on doctors. Whether we call it professionalism or an edict, this way of life has allowed us to be viewed as unbiased advocates for our patients.   Dr. Danielle Ofri joins me on this episode to discuss an Op-Ed she wrote in the NY Times last year discussing if our professionalism is being taken advantage of by hospitals.  Dr. Danielle Ofri  is an internist at Bellevue Hospital and NYU School of Medicine. She writes regularly for the New York Times, Slate Magazine and other publications about medicine and the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Ofri is the author of five books, including, most recently, “What Patients Say; What Doctors Hear.” Her TED talks include Deconstructing Perfection and Fear: A Necessary Emotion.   Transcription: (coming soon)   This episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out at www.psdrecruit.org/docsoutsidethebox    
December 31, 2020

205 – End of Year Rewind – Dr. Kyeremanteng on Covid 19 in Canada

Our 3rd most downloaded episode this year was Episode 168 – Pizza & Beer, Hockey, Covid-19 with Dr. Kyeremanteng Meet Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. He comes from north of the border and is a physician formally trained in critical care medicine and palliative care. His research focuses on making the ICU more efficient and improving access to palliative care services. To achieve this, he founded the Resource Optimization Network, a multidisciplinary research group working to reduce health spending in this area without compromising care. Dr. K, as he is fondly called, is a leading contributor helping the department to achieve its vision of shaping the future of Medicine. Recently, he joined the physician podcast family with his popular show Solving Healthcare.  Solving Healthcare is a podcast series featuring interviews and discussions on topics related to improving healthcare delivery in Canada based on the values of cost-effectiveness, dignity and justice in healthcare. I gotta give him props, my man has been busy pumping out great content around Covid-19 and I definitely recommend you all subscribe to his podcast. Dr. Kwadwo is on the hotseat today so we can learn more about him, why he started his show, and what are the differences in responses to Covid 19 between the US and Canada.    Transcription: (coming soon)   Resources: Solving Healthcare Podcast This episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out at www.psdrecruit.org/docsoutsidethebox
December 30, 2020

204 – End of Year Rewind – D.O. Lives Matter

Our 2nd most downloaded episode this year was Episode 194 – D.O. Lives Matter We talking about the crazy misrepresentation of the osteopathic profession that happened with Dr. Sean Conley. You might remember, Dr. Conley is President Trump’s physician, and media personalities wrongly pounced on his credentials as an explanation for his questionable statements during press conferences. Today, Drs. Jen Caudle, Tyree Winters, and Tyeese Gaines join me to discuss this contested issue!   Transcription: (coming soon)   Resources: NY Times Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/03/us/sean-conley-trump-doctor.html YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/iHs5sZbayAA This episode is sponsored by:      This episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out at www.psdrecruit.org/docsoutsidethebox       Set For Life Insurance. Helping clients prepare for the worst so they can be SET to live their best lives. Check them out at https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/
December 29, 2020

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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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