#167 How I Created a Plush Toy Company to Educate & Inspire, ft. Ronak Mehta MD - Passive Income MD
#167 How I Created a Plush Toy Company to Educate & Inspire, ft. Ronak Mehta MD
Episode #167

#167 How I Created a Plush Toy Company to Educate & Inspire, ft. Ronak Mehta MD

In this episode, Dr. Peter Kim interviews the brains behind Nerdbugs, Dr. Ronak Mehta. They discuss how she started a health education company as a physician and how her adorable plushies aim to start conversations about medical and mental health.

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29.45 Min • July 10

Episode Highlights

Now, let’s look at what we discussed in this episode:

  • Nerdbugs, plush toys for health and wellness
  • Life as a practicing physician and entrepreneur
  • Launching a business 
  • Entrepreneurial challenges
  • Tips for physician-entrepreneurs
  • Physician Real Estate & Entrepreneurship Conference (PIMDCON)

Here’s a breakdown of how this episode unfolds.


Episode Breakdown


Nerdbugs, plush toys for health and wellness

Peter asks Dr. Ronak to tell her story of Nerdbugs. She shares the purpose behind the plush toys. Mehta also goes into detail describing the passion and creativity that urged her toward becoming a physician entrepreneur.

“[Nerdbugs] plush toys are used to help educate around health, wellness, and raise awareness about different kinds of medical conditions and with the hopes of ultimately creating a healthier world.”  — Dr. Ronak Mehta


Life as a practicing physician and entrepreneur

Dr. Kim questions Dr. Mehta whether it was her plan initially to start a business while having a medical career. She talks about what inspires her and how she made use of her skills to venture a passion outside of medicine. 

“It was really neat to create something that was uniquely my own and, and have that avenue to be creative outside of just going into work every day. ”  — Dr. Ronak Mehta


Launching a business

Peter asks how she managed starting a business while working as a physician. He furthers the discussion by asking what steps she took in making her plush toy company a reality.

“Once you make the decision and commit to it, and commit to yourself, I think that that truly is the biggest piece of it”  — Dr. Ronak Mehta



Entrepreneurial Challenges 

Dr. Peter Kim asks Dr. Mehta to recall what her biggest challenges were in being a physician entrepreneur and what advice she would leave for others.

“I would really encourage people to start before you’re ready, and then work on yourself throughout the process.”  — Dr. Ronak Mehta


Tips for physician-entrepreneurs

Dr. Peter asked Dr. Bright what does his life look like now,  where’s it going, and where would he be in the next five years or so. Dr. Aaron answers by talking more about his drive and mission in the coming years and how he plans to achieve them. 

“Now I built something that not only am I enjoying and I have a sense of control over my time, but I’ve sort of fine-tuned my role here to be the stuff that I’m pretty good at”  — Dr. Aaron Bright


Physician Real Estate & Entrepreneurship Conference (PIMDCON)

 Dr. Peter Kim closes by inviting everyone to join the Physician Real Estate & Entrepreneurship Conference (PIMDCON) this September 21 – 23, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA. The event is for those who want to learn more about real estate, investing, finances, passive income, entrepreneurship, and more. 

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