Monday, October 22, 2012


 He's a WOW guy.

Dr. Mehmet OZ was an Oprah Winfrey discovery. She has an uncanny ability to sense a personality that masses of TV viewers will like and trust, and like Oprah,, Dr. OZ seems to know what's on our minds.

At present, he's fascinating his audiences with his 21-day sure-fire way of losing weight, and fixing wrinkles, and hair loss. Though he himself is not selling the products, Dr. Oz has been promoting Raspberry Ketone and Green Coffee Bean Extract as "belly-blasting supplements," recommending a "48-Hour Weekend Cleanse," and some of his food recipes.

Hmm. It makes me uneasy.. Is he benefiting financially from promoting this stuff? He's focused on major problems for women. His show is on the air twice a day, five days a week.

Big "Holy smoke wow"  things:

      Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and author, earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, his MBA and MD from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  He's a professor at the Department of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, researching heart replacement surgery, while performing more than 100 heart operations annually.

     With  collaborators, Oz has authored more than 400 research papers, book chapters, and medical books that often are on the New York Times' best sellers list: “YOU: The Owner’s Manual,” “YOU: The Smart Patient,” “YOU: On a Diet,” “YOU: Staying Young,” “YOU: Being Beautiful,” “YOU: Having a Baby,” “YOU: The Owner’s Manual for Teens,” as well as the award-winning “Healing from the Heart.”

(Wow -- those titles -- OZ, and his collaborators know how to "sell.")

More Holy Smoke stuff:  The Dr. Oz show has won two Emmy Awards; Oz appears regularly on TV's “Today” show; was featured on “Good Morning America,” “Larry King Live,” “The View," “Piers Morgan Tonight,” “Charlie Rose” show, and Dr. Oz has appeared, at some point or other, on ALL the evening news broadcasts.

This man, age 52, is a non-stop achiever -- winner of the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship; awarded an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University; voted “Doctor of the Year” by Hippocrates Magazine; was recently "#3" on Forbes Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list; on Esquire Magazine's list of the "75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century."

Mehmet Oz was married in1985; he and his wife and their four children live. They live in Northern New Jersey.  His salary is $5000 per show or $25,000 per week. His net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $7 million.

So what does Oz want? What more is there for him to win, achieve, or sell to us? He is into everything that's current -- transcendental meditation, homeopathy, exercise, vitamins -- all the super-special antioxidants, and live-longer pills such as Reservatrol.

His strong, positive, confident, manner -- rat-tat-tat way of talking -- whatever Dr. Oz says or does, presents him as the be-all, end-all, of what there is to know.

Hmm ... He talks too fast -- strongly, dispassionately -- is too certain that his way, his ideas, his recommendations are the right thing for you.  Hmm ... He said, regarding meditation:  "When I meditate, I go to that place where truth lives.  I can see what reality really is, and it is so much easier to form good relationships then."  Hmm ... He's also a spokesman and adviser for the website, which the New York Times has criticized for its pharmaceutical marketing practices.

His neighbors think he's an arrogant, selfish guy because he planted trees so that his swimming pool couldn't be seen by others -- his trees cut of the neighbors' light and view.

That, maybe, represents what bothers me. His too strong, too fast, over-certain be-all end-all, opinions cut off my light and view.

Is Dr. Oz going to be your health guru?

Hmm ...



Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of his nor am I am fan of Dr. Phil, another of Oprah's prodigy's. They are both slick and in my opinion..both are snake oil salesmen.

I dislike Dr. Phil a lot more than Dr. Oz, but I trust neither.

Linda Phillips

Anonymous said...

I am not a follower of Dr. Oz or Dr. Phil. I don't trust either of them and don't watch their shows. They are out to make money and fed on the audience. Thanks for sharing his life and just how arrogant he really is. kam

kitjoegia said...

Great inside goss on the trees around the pool Em.Yes he is a bit slick.His way or the highway.The Doctors is another one.I live next to a GP and a dentist and they are arrogant as well.

Anonymous said...

this is my view exactly...i am restating what a previous poster said: ... I am not a fan of his nor am I am fan of Dr. Phil, another of Oprah's prodigy's. They are both slick and in my opinion..both are snake oil salesmen.

Billy Ray Chitwood said...

So many doing so much! There are so many
'faddish' people in the world. Have no time or inclination for Dr. Oz --- too busy writing and getting older! Then, again, perhaps we writers are faddish people! Imagine that!

Unknown said...

No, lol! Dr Oz won’t be my health Guru. I’d rather trust my own Family Doctor. He’s not famous and he’s probably not rich but he knows our family, he remembers our names and all our separate health issues. We trust him. If he thinks we need to see a specialist we trust his opinion and whoever he sends us to. That’s what it boils down to, trust. How can you trust someone on the TV that you barely know and who doesn’t know you?

Unknown said...

Since Doctor Phil was brought up in this I will say I cannot stand to watch him and find him incredibly arrogant, abrasive as well as abusive. Dr. Oz with his delivery is not quite the same as the above mentioned fake doctor. With that said I do feel that Dr. Oz is sharing info that might be scientifically interesting but he is also saying these are alternatives to... To be absolutely 100 percent honest I don't trust Doctors. Like Attorneys they call it a practice for a reason. How long it takes to get it right??? No idea. Bottom line most Doctors are required by our very own laws to push pills period. At the very least with Oz you do get alternative intel that you may research on your own so count me at 50/50... Giggling & hugs Emily you finally got me to say something. I usually prefer to keep my unkind or not so kind opinions to myself. Blessings to you & John. Chey

Maureen Jacobs said...

I find Dr. Oz a bit unorthodox. He is a doctor that does NOT push pills. That is rare today. With all the incentives from pharmaceutical companies, I like how he reverts to natural remedies and preventative medicine.

Great blog today Ms. Em

Anonymous said...

Dr. Oz is Nothing more than a snake oil salesman. he has no credibility left.