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Dr. Rani Whitfield, aka the ‘Hip-Hop Doc’ is a board-certified family physician in private practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Louisiana native earned his undergrad degree from Southern University and A&M college before earning his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Whitfield has appeared on several TV and radio shows including BET’s 106 and Park, and on CNN and MSNBC. He was one of the contributors to the book Not in My Family that dealt with the impact of HIV/AIDS and was featured in the book I Am A Father with his six-year-old daughter, Raina.

Among the accolades Whitfield has received are the Time Warner Power Forward Award (2006), YMCA Black Achievers Award (2007) The American Stroke Association Ambassador Award (2007), the NAACP Freedom Award (2008) and Baton Rouge’s Top 40 people under 40 (2008).

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