Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD

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Dr. Oz has won six-time Daytime Emmy® Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, alternative medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received numerous patents, and participates in more than 50 heart surgeries per year. He also hosts the internationally syndicated “Daily Dose” in 134 radio markets, a newspaper column in 175 markets internationally, and has a magazine “The Good Life”,which was voted the hottest new publication in 2014.

Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Delaware and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1982) and obtained a joint MD and MBA (1986) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School. He was awarded the Captain’s Athletic Award for leadership in college and elected Class President twice followed by President of the Student Body during medical school. He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife Lisa of 29 years and their four children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe and Oliver.

Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for six seasons, spanning over 60 episodes. He also served as chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications, where his “Transplant!” series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award. He has appeared on all the network morning and evening news broadcasts and guest hosted numerous shows. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington’s “John Q” and performed in the hip-hop video “Everybody” as part of the Let’s Move Campaign.

Dr. Oz authored seven New York Times Best Sellers, including “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”. He has a regular column in Oprah Magazine and Time, and his article “Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild” for Esquire magazine was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service. He co-founded Sharecare.com which won “Best Medical App” award for AskMD in 2014.

In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz has been named Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Forbes’ most influential celebrity, Esquire magazine’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, Harvard’s 100 Most Influential Alumni, as well as receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and AARP 50 Influential people over 50. He won the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, and he has received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University. He was voted “The Best and Brightest” by Esquire Magazine, a “Doctor of the Year” by Hippocrates magazine and “Healer of the Millennium” by Healthy Living magazine. Dr. Oz is annually elected as a highest quality physician by the Castle Connolly Guide as well as other major ranking groups. He is also an honorary police surgeon for New York City.

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  • Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital

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  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    If your heart is in fibrillation, it can take a big electrical current to shock the heart back to a regular rhythm (the paddles you see on TV shows provide the shock).

    The miracle of today's medicine is that someone who is prone to rhythm problems can get an implant called an automatic internal...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poorer black people under age 50 are more than three times as likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular ailment as black people with the highest wealth, a new study suggests.

    Analyzing data from more than 5,300 black America...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study questions the practice of giving heart-healthy patients blood pressure drugs before surgeries that do not involve the heart.

    While patients with three or four heart risk factors should still be given beta-blockers before an operation...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

    However, the study authors also stressed that the odds of a clot remain very low for an...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    The world is filled with all kinds of eccentric personalities-the laid-back surfer, the cerebral artist, the nagging mother-in-law, the driven business executive, the self-deprecating comic. And you know what? You're included somewhere on this list, too, and that's good. The world would be pretty boring...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

    And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found.

    "In an elderly population, increasing alc...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Remembering to take your high blood pressure pills every day can be a burden, especially if you're juggling a list of other prescriptions.

    So what if, instead, you could receive a vaccination that would lower your blood pressure for months on end?...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
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    Many people, especially when they're young, worry more about hangnails than they do about the health of their arteries. But consider this: Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in every developed country. Every American, Asian, and European has a 40 percent chance of dying of heart...Read More
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    Dr. Oz explains how you can lose weight and gain energy by eating soup six times a day for three days.

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    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Routine checkups are important for the maintenance of your overall health. Think of a visit to the doctor as being a status check. The aim isn’t to find disease or get on a new medication. Instead, the goal is to get a sense of where your health is, how worrisome the things that bother you are and whether...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cluster of heart risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.

    Metabolic syndrome refers to having at least three health conditio...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Support groups that encourage walking exercises at home can improve the mobility of people with clogged leg arteries, a new study finds.

    Clogged leg arteries -- called peripheral artery disease -- can cause pain and fatigue while walking. This o...Full Article

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    Dr. Oz explains how you can incorporate good fats into your diet with healthy foods filled with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

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    Use this plan from Dr. David Perlmutter to change your mood by changing what you eat.

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    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    The TV game show Concentration ran almost without interruption from 1958 to 1991, until at last its fans...Full Post