The Ask Dr. Renee Show With Dr. Rachael Ross

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Dr. Rachael Ross is a recurring co-host on the Emmy® Award-winning talk show, The Doctors, and a practicing board-certified family medicine physician and sexologist whose engaging manner and frankness has garnered comparisons to Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

A pioneer of groundbreaking discussions about relationships, sex, health, abstinence HIV/AIDS prevention and comprehensive sex education for teenagers, Dr. Rachael has spread her message to audiences across the U.S. on television, social media and numerous publications.

For Dr. Rachael, practicing medicine is something of a family business. She continues to practice in her hometown of Gary, Ind., with her father, Dr. David Ross and her brother, Dr. Nathaniel Ross, while mom Ruthie serves as office manager. Dr. Rachael’s sister, Rebekkah Ross, was also a physician and part of the Ross Family Doctors’ practice until she passed away from complications related to sickle cell anemia in 2011.

In 2012, Dr. Rachael received Northwest Indiana’s prestigious Athena International Service Award for the work she started in 2004 with her sister Dr. Rebekkah, mentoring girls in their hometown. The duo’s philanthropy has also been recognized by the National Council of Negro Women.

In addition to her family practice, Dr. Rachael has been a featured speaker at college campuses nationwide and has been quoted as an expert in Cosmopolitan and Self magazines and contributes to several medical publications. She is also the author of Down Right Feel Right – Outercourse: For Her & For Him, designed to help couples develop greater intimacy.

Dr. Rachael earned her M.D. from Meharry Medical College and her Ph.D. from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, along with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, where she studied anthropology. She now lives in Chicago, and in her free time, refurbishes furniture, dabbles in interior design, maintains her medical practice in Gary, and commutes throughout the U.S. passionately offering “prescriptions for life.”

The Doctors, now in its seventh season, won the 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative and has been nominated five times in the category. For additional information on The Doctors, please visit

Ask Dr. Renee: The Ask Dr. Renee Show With Mario Armstrong

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The Ask Dr. Renee Show with Mario Armstrong

You’ve probably seen Mario on TV as an Emmy Award–winning talk show host and Digital Lifestyle Expert® or as a regular contributor on NBC’s TODAY show, CNN, and NPR. Or maybe on Inside Edition, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, or Rachael Ray. He is the author of the monthly “Learn It” column in Men’s Fitness magazine. He’s also served as chief technology advocate for the city of Baltimore, IT director for the state of Maryland Tourism Department, and was one of only six people to represent the U.S. at the Technology Delegation in Seoul, South Korea. Whew. When he’s not playing host, contributor, and expert, he’s living a balanced life, playing husband and father, devouring sushi, meditating, adding to his metal lunchbox collection, and taking his “sneaker head” status to borderline obsessive levels. (Seriously, you wouldn’t believe this guy’s closet.)


Visit Mario at Never Settle Club

Ask Dr. Renee: 5 Reasons Toyota Is Winning




5 Reasons Toyota Is Winning

For the last week I have had the pleasure of driving a 2015 Toyota Camry. I am someone who buys a car and drives it until the wheels fall off. I am of course Dr. Renee who believes in being thrifty when possible. That being said I haven’t driven a BRAND NEW car in forever. I had to be informed about the keyless entry and push button ignition. The car had amazing audio and TONS of options, XM/Sirius, Terrestrial radio, Pandora, my iPod etc. So there are 5 reasons that Toyota is truly winning with this car. I am sure there are many more but here are the best 5:


1. Blind Spot Monitor – a light goes on in your side mirror every time something is in your blindspot…. Who doesn’t need that??

2. Lane Departure Alert – This feature is a great feature to help prevent accidents especially sleepy drivers. If you begin to swerve, an alert will go off as you are crossing the lane marker. If an inadvertent lane departure is detected, the available Lane Departure Alert (LDA) system issues an audible warning and displays a warning on the instrument panel. It’s one more way Camry helps look out for you.

3. Pre-Collision System – If you are ever in bumper to bumper traffic and you get distracted this is a LIFESAVER!! Camry’s available Pre-Collision System (PCS) works with the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) system to anticipate if a frontal collision is imminent. If so, under certain conditions, the system automatically applies the brakes.

4. Backup Camera – This takes a lot of getting used to, every time you put the car in reverse the picture of everything behind you comes up on the screen. All Camry audio systems include a standard backup camera.

5. Wireless Charging – How many times have you forgot your car charger or did not have enough cords or outlets for your riders? There is a nonslip surface that will wirelessly charge your Qi-compatible device.


I almost forgot to mention that this vehicle was GREAT on GAS!!! I was surpised because it is a mid-size vehicle and I just knew that I was going to have to fill it a couple times during the week. If you have a Camry or a Toyota please let me know how you like it. Also if you are interested in any of these great perks please share with me in the comments.



Disclosure: I received the 2015 Toyota Camry to review for one week and share my honest opinion.

No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

Ask Dr. Renee: Essence Festival Recap

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Essence Festival Recap

My sister and I have been attending the Essence Festival for the last several years. This year I decided to blog about my experience. I hope you will enjoy the slideshow. If you have any questions or if you attended the festival please  leave me a comment so we can continue the conversation.


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This was the first year the My Black is Beautiful ( #MBIB)had the social media newsroom where celebrities came and gave interviews to social media.





Ask Dr. Renee: How Can We Have Generational Wealth?



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How Has Your Upbringing Impacted Your Current Outlook On Wealth?

This post is part of Generation One Blog Tour which I am excited to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers. To learn more and to join us as we tell the world how we are creating generational wealth, CLICK HERE!  

As you know my mantra is

              “Live the Life you Deserve”


I think there are many people who do not believe that they should have wealth let alone generational wealth. My parents both came from families that did not have a lot of money. They instilled the importance of education in my sister and I and education is one of the keys to wealth. My upbringing was filled with the value of a dollar which instilled a very strong work ethic in my sister and I. My father worked for a company my entire life but he also was an entrepreneur.  We traveled a lot as a family and that is definitely something I want my children to experience. I believe one of the biggest things missing in our community is classes on investing. My parents have learned a lot about investing later in life and I wish this was something that was taught in school at a younger age to help us to understand how to create generational wealth. I mentored some kids who attended Ariel Elementary School which is a Charter School started by Ariel Capital Management. Each student gets money when they start the school and learn how to invest and when they graduate they receive the money that they have earned. I wish this was the norm for schools everywhere.

Please watch the trailer and definitely check out “Generation One” and start the conversation with your family and friends about how you can teach the next generation about wealth building.


Lamar and Ronnie Tyler are co-founders of They wrote and directed Generation One to give African American families the tools and strategies they need to begin building wealth for their families TODAY. The Tylers know this film has the power to change lives. You can grab your copy HERE.