At some point or another, everyone has tuned into Dr. Mehmet Oz’s talk show. We’ve found a few facts that viewers will find interesting, whether you’re a big fan of the doctor or not.
10. Dr. Oz Is Indeed A Real Doctor
Dr. Oz is more than a TV personality— he’s a well-respected cardiac surgeon. He has also taught in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University since 2011. How’s that for credentials?!
9. His Parents Emigrated To The States From Turkey In The 1950s
A medical resident scholarship brought Dr. Oz’s father to the US in the ‘50s.
8. Oprah Is To Credit With Dr. Oz Getting His Own TV Show
He got his start with appearances on Oprah’s show before the media mogul started The Dr. Oz Show.
7. He Once Had An On-Air Colonoscopy Where A Precancerous Polyp Was Found
Dr. Oz went through a live colonoscopy to show his audience the process. While this may seem extreme, he got his point across as a precancerous polyp was discovered during the routine procedure.
6. He Served In The Turkish Army To Maintain His Dual-Citizenship
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but has a dual citizenship that he apparently highly values.
5. He Does Yoga And Calisthenics Every Morning
He does a yoga mix with calisthenics every morning for seven minutes. He also encourages relaxing techniques to audience as a lifestyle.
4. He Practices Transcendental Meditation
Dr. Oz practices transcendental meditation, which promotes harmony by detaching oneself from anxiety. His natural healing beliefs are evident on his show as he promotes homeopathy and organic products.
3. He Attended Harvard During His Undergrad And University Of Pennsylvania For His MBA And MD
There’s nothing pseudo about his education or surgical experience.
2. He Lives In New Jersey With His Wife And Children
He has four children and a 1-year-old grandson.
1. His Show Does Provide Legit Medical Information Despite Being Considered “Pop Medical” Advice
While Dr. Oz does support things such as faith healing and homeopathy, he does offer other solid medical advice on his show. Despite the criticism, he does promote healthier living and medical screening to his audience, which is valuable.