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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  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    What causes atrial fibrillation (AFib)?

    In people with atrial fibrillation, of AF for short, a chaotic electrical signal in the upper part of the heart produces a change in heart rhythm. Watch this animation to see how this happens.


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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    What is a normal heart rate?

    A normal resting heart rate -- your heart rate when you're completely at rest -- for the average adult is 60 to 80 beats per minute. People who are very physically fit often have slightly lower resting heart rates. Also, heart rate, much like weight, tends to increase with age. The best time to find your...Read More
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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    What is endometriosis?

    If your cramps are very severe or disabling, it could be a sign of something more serious, such as endometriosis, a condition that can affect up to 10% of women. Endometriosis means that you may have uterine tissue growing outside the uterus, typically in the pelvic area, a situation that can cause...Read More
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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    What are the symptoms of angina?

    Dr. Oz talk about the signs and symptoms of angina, including where on the body one might experience pain, in this informative video.

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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    What do the blood pressure numbers mean?

    Your blood pressure consists of two numbers: The top or higher number is called the systolic number (pressure in vessels when your heart is beating), and the bottom or lower number is your diastolic number (pressure in your vessels when your heart is at rest). Here are the numbers you need...Read More
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    Sesame’s Antioxidant Benefits

    In One Thousand and One Nights, the story “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” explains how Ali Baba happened to discover that the words “Open Sesame” magically revealed the entrance to a

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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    Why is staying hydrated so important?

    To remain hydrated, there is no substitution for plain water. In this video, Dr. Oz talks about why it's so important to just drink plain water to stay hydrated.



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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    What do the results of a blood glucose test mean?

    If you haven’t eaten within several hours, your blood sugar levels should be between 70 and 100. A measure of 100-125 is considered prediabetic, and 126 means you’ve got diabetes. If you’ve eaten recently and your blood sugar level reads above 200, it places you among the 80 million Americans living...Read More
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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    Why is green tea healthier than black tea?

    Green tea has been shown to have the highest content of polyphenols, which are chemicals with potent antioxidant properties (believed to be greater than even vitamin C). They give tea its bitter flavor. Because green tea leaves are young and have not been oxidized, green tea has up to 40 percent...Read More
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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    Are there some home remedies for acne?

    There are some steps you can take at home to help with acne. Start with a cleansing routine that keeps your skin not too oily and not too dry. Wash your face with a mild cleanser that doesn't contain harsh chemicals or abrasives, and pat dry. Aim for twice a day, when you wake up and when you go to bed,

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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    What is gestational diabetes?

    Many of us assume that the only way to get diabetes is by pummeling your insides with a four-a-day cheesecake habit, but gestational diabetes in pregnant women works a bit differently.

    To see exactly how it works, we need to look at glucose metabolism. A hormone (hPL) produced by placenta to causes...Read More
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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    Should I stop smoking before I try to conceive?

    Studies have shown that smoking is linked to problems with fertility. Smoking can affect ovulation, the release of an egg that is ready to be fertilized, as well as the ability of the fertilized egg to implant correctly in the uterus. Smoking can also affect how well sperm swim, which impacts...Read More
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    Can counseling help me quit smoking?

    Counseling is one of the many treatment options that can help you quit smoking. Cigarette smoking is a chemical dependence on nicotine similar to a dependence on alcohol, cocaine or heroin. Once you're hooked, you have to overcome the physical and psychological withdrawal. Counseling can...Read More
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    How much red meat is healthy?

    The amount of meat and the kind of meat are what matter. Learn about how to choose healthy meat in this video with Dr. Oz and  Emeril Lagasse.


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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD answered:

    How much polyunsaturated fat is healthy?

    A diet containing moderate amounts of polyunsaturated fats can be good for your health. When you choose polyunsaturated fats instead of saturated fats, they can lower your cholesterol.

    But large amounts of highly polyunsaturated fats (found in corn, sunflower, safflower and soybean oils) are not...Read More