From Pain Relief to Profit: Dual Success in Medicine and Business With Dr. Zwade Marshall [Limitless MD, Episode 149]

Limitless MD Podcast, Vikram Raya, Zwade Marshall

Doctors with a passion not just for medicine but also for business are not rare. In fact, if you’re here, you may be one of them. 

Many MDs take their stethoscopes and merge them with spreadsheets, creating a whole new narrative. 


However, finding someone as inspiring as today’s guest is a challenge. 


Dr. Zwade Marshall is a double board-certified anesthesiologist turned successful entrepreneur. 


From math teacher to MBA holder and CEO of Doc2Doc Lending, his story is a testament to the power of unyielding curiosity.


In this episode, we peel back the layers of Dr. Marshall’s entrepreneurial journey, highlighting the origin story of Doc2Doc and how this innovative company emerged from a personal pain point he experienced.

These are some of the topics we discuss during the episode: 

  • Should MDs get an MBA?
  • Raising money for your company unconventionally 
  • How to find the right partner for your business
  • Top 3 things Dr. Marshall wishes he had known when he started his business

Dr. Marshall’s journey proves that MDs can indeed succeed as entrepreneurs. It’s not about the challenges; it’s about acquiring the skills, be it through an MBA or hands-on learning.

Whether you’re considering an unconventional path, seeking financing for your goals, or simply curious about the MD entrepreneur’s journey, this episode is a must-listen.

“MBA is not about teaching a specific skill set. I’ll be clear about that. It’s about exposure to a network of people that helps you think differently; big-picture organizational leadership.” – Dr. Zwade Marshall

In This Episode:

00:57 Who’s Dr. Zwade Marshall?    

03:31 His experiences as a math school teacher    

05:15 Medical school and an MBA program  

06:47 When did Dr. Marshall know he was going to create a company?  

08:17 Should MDs get an MBA?      

11:21 How did Dr. Marshall start his company?

14:45 Raising money for the company unconventionally      

19:26 How to find the right partner for your business  

21:41 Different stages of Doc2Doc   

24:13 Top 3 things Dr. Marshall wishes he had known when he started his business

26:22 Summary of the episode

28:23 Connect with Dr. Marshall 

28:57 Who are the people using Doc2Doc?

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