Docs Outside The Box

Docs Outside The Box

Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things

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262 – This one lesson of 2021 will be MY key to 2022 success!

Dr. Nii talks about the most important lesson he learned in 2021. He will be using this to change the trajectory of his life & business in 2022. Take a listen to see if this will help you also.
January 17, 2022

261 – Feds loan “forgiveness” coming?; Plans for 2022

President Biden extends pause of student loan repayment
December 31, 2021

260 – How doctors can find the right jobs that fit their lifestyles

In this episode, Amy Knoup, Senior Provider Recruiter with Provider Solutions & Development jumps on to talk about alternative job situations. We’re even talking about asking for telehealth or even Urgent Care opportunities. You just gotta ask!
December 27, 2021

259 – Locum doctor vs. plumber; Hasan Minhaj's DO “apology”

11 Doctors to Follow on Instagram A long-time listener has a dilemma about how to handle negotiating a locums contract with a hospital. Hasan Minhaj “apology” video - The DOctors want to kill me Signout: -Nas & Showtime debut a documentary on the legendary Video Music Box TV show  -Nii spent almost $800 on a Transformer Optimus Prime -Shout to Dr. Kenneth Wilson (Medical Director, University of Chicago Trauma Center)
December 20, 2021

258 – This app makes real estate investing easy for busy professionals

Renee and I are looking for another real estate property! With each property, we want to know once they are purchased how soon can we start cash flowing those bad boys! There are numbers that we gotta run to make sure we know what we’re getting into. Long story short, it takes work but definitely, ANYBODY can do this. 
December 13, 2021

257 – How not choosing student loan forgiveness gave this doctor and her husband career freedom and three kids (part 2)

We’re back with part 2 of our talk with Dr. Adaira Landry. In part 1, we learned about why she paid off over $200,000 of student loan debt in 3 years. In this episode, we’re going to get into how she did it.   She also touches on investing AND paying off debt at the same time. Often times they say opposites attract in life; she also gets into the differences in how she was raised to think about money versus her husband’s upbringing.
December 6, 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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