Do Right Men 2008: Rani Whitfield

HOME BASE: Baton Rouge, Louisiana PROFESSION: Family practice doctor; also specializes in sports medicine at area hospitals DOING RIGHT: Dubbed the Hip-Hop Doc by some 500 teenagers across the country, this medicine man tours nationwide with his Hip-Hop Healthy Coalition, which uses positive rap songs the doc writes and performs to promote health awareness and influence youths on such issues as substance abuse, obesity and HIV/AIDS. “I hate to see people who look like me dying of things that are preventable,” says Whitfield.