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2013-02-06 08:05:22 AM  
Yeah, but he's like porn for hypochondriacs.
 
2013-02-06 09:44:15 AM  
Who knew housewives with very little education would fall victim to bad health advice because it's on the TV?
 
2013-02-06 10:38:52 AM  
I take my TV doctor advice from Dr. Johnny Fever.

/boooger!
 
2013-02-06 10:44:04 AM  
Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.

ftfa:

Oz graduated from Harvard University in 1982. Four years later, he received joint medical and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He then moved to Columbia and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where, as a surgeon specializing in heart transplants, he has served as vice-chairman and professor in the department of surgery for more than twenty years. (He still performs operations there each Thursday.) Oz also directs Columbia's Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program, which he established in 1994, and has published scores of articles on technical issues, such as how to preserve muscle tissue during mitral-valve replacements. He holds a patent on a solution that can preserve organs and one on an aortic valve that can be implanted without highly invasive open-heart surgery
 
2013-02-06 10:46:13 AM  
I don't even take the word of my own doctor without doing some research myself.
 
2013-02-06 10:51:19 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.

ftfa:

Oz graduated from Harvard University in 1982. Four years later, he received joint medical and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He then moved to Columbia and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where, as a surgeon specializing in heart transplants, he has served as vice-chairman and professor in the department of surgery for more than twenty years. (He still performs operations there each Thursday.) Oz also directs Columbia's Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program, which he established in 1994, and has published scores of articles on technical issues, such as how to preserve muscle tissue during mitral-valve replacements. He holds a patent on a solution that can preserve organs and one on an aortic valve that can be implanted without highly invasive open-heart surgery


Yes, but when he hawks shiat like this:

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/miracle-fat-burner-bottle

He is no more than a snake oil salesman out to bamboozle a gullible public.
 
2013-02-06 11:01:43 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.


Despite being a well respected cardiologist in his real practice, he's a quack on TV.
 
2013-02-06 11:23:34 AM  
Well, he did serve in the Turkish army & has a  funny first name.
 
2013-02-06 11:28:48 AM  
Of course he's a fake:

brightcove.vo.llnwd.net
 
2013-02-06 11:39:41 AM  
Damn, Subby. Really? Next, you'll be telling me that Captain Kangaroo was neither a Captain, or a Kangaroo.
 
2013-02-06 11:45:46 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Captain Kangaroo was neither a Captain, or a Kangaroo.


He was a Marine Core Seal who fought the Germans at Iwo Jima.  I saw it on the internet.
 
2013-02-06 11:49:56 AM  

ignatius_crumbcake: tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.

ftfa:

Oz graduated from Harvard University in 1982. Four years later, he received joint medical and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He then moved to Columbia and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where, as a surgeon specializing in heart transplants, he has served as vice-chairman and professor in the department of surgery for more than twenty years. (He still performs operations there each Thursday.) Oz also directs Columbia's Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program, which he established in 1994, and has published scores of articles on technical issues, such as how to preserve muscle tissue during mitral-valve replacements. He holds a patent on a solution that can preserve organs and one on an aortic valve that can be implanted without highly invasive open-heart surgery

Yes, but when he hawks shiat like this:

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/miracle-fat-burner-bottle

He is no more than a snake oil salesman out to bamboozle a gullible public.


it's not just that...

this week it's "white bean extract is the miracle weight loss product"  the week before it was "Raspberry ketones are the miracle weight loss product" the week before it was "Green Coffee Extract is the miracle weight loss product" and so on.  If you ate the recommended daily dose of all the sh*t he says are miracle cures, it would cost you $3,000 a day and you'd be swallowing capsules from dawn to dusk.
 
2013-02-06 11:51:21 AM  

Timmy the Tumor: ignatius_crumbcake: tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.

ftfa:

Oz graduated from Harvard University in 1982. Four years later, he received joint medical and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He then moved to Columbia and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where, as a surgeon specializing in heart transplants, he has served as vice-chairman and professor in the department of surgery for more than twenty years. (He still performs operations there each Thursday.) Oz also directs Columbia's Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program, which he established in 1994, and has published scores of articles on technical issues, such as how to preserve muscle tissue during mitral-valve replacements. He holds a patent on a solution that can preserve organs and one on an aortic valve that can be implanted without highly invasive open-heart surgery

Yes, but when he hawks shiat like this:

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/miracle-fat-burner-bottle

He is no more than a snake oil salesman out to bamboozle a gullible public.

it's not just that...

this week it's "white bean extract is the miracle weight loss product"  the week before it was "Raspberry ketones are the miracle weight loss product" the week before it was "Green Coffee Extract is the miracle weight loss product" and so on.  If you ate the recommended daily dose of all the sh*t he says are miracle cures, it would cost you $3,000 a day and you'd be swallowing capsules from dawn to dusk.


Stupid Dr. Oz... Everyone knows that masturbating 37.5 times a day is the REAL miracle weight loss cure.
 
2013-02-06 11:53:06 AM  

Timmy the Tumor: ignatius_crumbcake: tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.

ftfa:

Oz graduated from Harvard University in 1982. Four years later, he received joint medical and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He then moved to Columbia and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where, as a surgeon specializing in heart transplants, he has served as vice-chairman and professor in the department of surgery for more than twenty years. (He still performs operations there each Thursday.) Oz also directs Columbia's Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program, which he established in 1994, and has published scores of articles on technical issues, such as how to preserve muscle tissue during mitral-valve replacements. He holds a patent on a solution that can preserve organs and one on an aortic valve that can be implanted without highly invasive open-heart surgery

Yes, but when he hawks shiat like this:

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/miracle-fat-burner-bottle

He is no more than a snake oil salesman out to bamboozle a gullible public.

it's not just that...

this week it's "white bean extract is the miracle weight loss product"  the week before it was "Raspberry ketones are the miracle weight loss product" the week before it was "Green Coffee Extract is the miracle weight loss product" and so on.  If you ate the recommended daily dose of all the sh*t he says are miracle cures, it would cost you $3,000 a day and you'd be swallowing capsules from dawn to dusk.


Ah, so it sounds like he's falling down the same rabbit hole a lot of professional TV personalities do...they start out fairly noble but eventually compromise their principles for the sake of ratings.
 
2013-02-06 11:58:45 AM  
I can't stand his daytime show.  The show's discussion of topics are highly superficial.  On several occasions, they've had very important questions come up that are ignored because they're on such a tight time schedule to move onto the next topic.

Then there are the commercials.  Holy fark, they play a lot of commercials.  It is completely unbearable without the DVR.


/would rather watch or listen to a show with Dr. Drew Pinsky
 
2013-02-06 12:05:19 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Stupid Dr. Oz... Everyone knows that masturbating 37.5 times a day is the REAL miracle weight loss cure.


No wonder Jenny Craig always looks so happy.
 
2013-02-06 12:12:41 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Damn, Subby. Really? Next, you'll be telling me that Captain Kangaroo was neither a Captain, or a Kangaroo.


He dated Anne Frank as well, thought I still don't know what she saw in him. Or how.
 
2013-02-06 12:14:23 PM  

MisterTweak: FirstNationalBastard: Damn, Subby. Really? Next, you'll be telling me that Captain Kangaroo was neither a Captain, or a Kangaroo.

He dated Anne Frank as well, thought I still don't know what she saw in him. Or how.


He could play a mean game of hide and seek?
 
2013-02-06 12:18:03 PM  
Second clue: He was on Oprah Winfrey's show, a mecca for quacks.
 
2013-02-06 12:21:34 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor. Can't believe you would call him a quack.

ftfa:

Oz graduated from Harvard University in 1982.

..

He clearly got in on Affirmative Action.  Like Obama.

Has anyone seen this MEHMET Oz guy's transcripts?  Or birth certificate?
 
2013-02-06 12:22:42 PM  

kid_icarus: Ah, so it sounds like he's falling down the same rabbit hole a lot of professional TV personalities do...they start out fairly noble but eventually compromise their principles for the sake of ratings.


The issue I have is how he presents things...

What an ethical Dr. would say is "There is a very limited-scope study that suggests that _______ may be able to help people lose weight/lower their cholesterol/reduce their chances of heart disease.  No clinical trials have been done, and further studies need to be conducted, but if you're interested in trying it, this is the dosage they used in the study."

What Oz says is "This is THE greatest thing ever.  Want to lose weight/etc?  Studies SHOW that this works.  Take 1000mg of this three times a day, and this is the brand I recommend."

I have a number of idiot relatives who rush out to GNC every time this dickhead recommends something new, always saying "Dr. Oz says..."


He might be an accomplished cardiac surgeon, but if he pushed this kind of "science" in funded clinical trials, or attempted to publish it in a legitimate journal, his peers would eat him alive.
 
2013-02-06 12:22:55 PM  
He's the Michio Kaku of medicine; obviously intelligent, good in his field, but whores himself out to any camera filming for his field of expertise, and even outside of it.  I'm not discounting that Kaku may be a good physicist, but he just shows up on anything, from real science shows to "Prophets of Science Fiction," and while he's obviously excited about science, he just doesn't have the panache of a Sagan or deGrasse Tyson.
 
2013-02-06 12:31:11 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.


Can't he be both?

/not subby
 
2013-02-06 12:33:02 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.


I do believe you're trolling, but in case you're not:

"Oz sighed. 'Medicine is a very religious experience,' he said. 'I have my religion and you have yours.'"
 
2013-02-06 12:33:51 PM  
From near the bottom of the article:

On October 17th, Oz broadcast a program titled "GMO Foods: Are They Dangerous to Your Health?" Oz was not subtle. "You're probably eating them right now and don't even know," he began, darkly invoking "the brave new world of food. Are they safe?" Oz then introduced Jeffrey Smith, the author of "Genetic Roulette," who says that engineered foods may cause many serious diseases, including colitis, asthma, and cancer. Smith has also made a film version of the book; Oz, for the sake of full disclosure, noted that "my wife, Lisa, was a narrator in Jeffrey's film." He added that no scientists were willing to share the stage with Smith. "So today we are doing something we have never done before," Oz said. "After Jeffrey makes his points, he has to leave the stage before we can speak with the scientists in favor of genetically modified foods." Other than to say that Smith was controversial, Oz did not indicate why no scientists would appear with him.

When I asked Lisa about her involvement, she said that Smith presented a point of view that needed to be heard, and that the safety of genetically modified foods has not been proved. "I think Mehmet and I both feel, in general, that our mission is to empower the viewer or reader," she said. "To give them the most information and the greatest number of tools they can use to make their own choices."

On the show, Oz identified Smith as a scientist, but Smith has no experience in genetics or agriculture, and has no scientific degree from any institution. He studied business at the Maharishi International University, founded by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Before the show aired, Bruce Chassy, a noted molecular biologist, wrote to Oz; he is a founder of Academics Review, a group of researchers who often debunk popular scientific claims. Chassy is professor emeritus in the department of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois. "As a public-sector scientist, researcher, and academic administrator with more than forty years' experience, I am appalled that any medical professional would give a platform to the likes of Mr. Jeffrey Smith to impart health information to the public," Chassy wrote. "His only professional experience prior to taking up his crusade against biotechnology is as a ballroom-dance teacher, yogic flying instructor, and political candidate for the Maharishi cult's natural-law party."


Yeah, I'm going to have to call him a quack.
 
2013-02-06 12:34:52 PM  

th0th: He's the Michio Kaku of medicine; obviously intelligent, good in his field, but whores himself out to any camera filming for his field of expertise, and even outside of it.  I'm not discounting that Kaku may be a good physicist, but he just shows up on anything, from real science shows to "Prophets of Science Fiction," and while he's obviously excited about science, he just doesn't have the panache of a Sagan or deGrasse Tyson.


That's typical of lots of experts.  If you're good in one field, people mistakenly believe they are experts in every field.  My graduate adviser was very knowledgeable about software engineering, yet that made him believe he's an expert in non-related fields.  He once told me "I've read some papers on economics, and they don't know what they are talking about".
 
2013-02-06 12:35:38 PM  
But he wears scrubs!  That's how you know he's a doctor.
 
2013-02-06 12:35:47 PM  
Senor Chang from Community is also a real doctor from Tulane, but instead of practicing he choses to shoe his tiny penis in the hang over movies.
 
2013-02-06 12:35:47 PM  
His daughter is kind of cute though.
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2013-02-06 12:36:55 PM  

syberpud: th0th: He's the Michio Kaku of medicine; obviously intelligent, good in his field, but whores himself out to any camera filming for his field of expertise, and even outside of it.  I'm not discounting that Kaku may be a good physicist, but he just shows up on anything, from real science shows to "Prophets of Science Fiction," and while he's obviously excited about science, he just doesn't have the panache of a Sagan or deGrasse Tyson.

That's typical of lots of experts.  If you're good in one field, people mistakenly believe they are experts in every field.  My graduate adviser was very knowledgeable about software engineering, yet that made him believe he's an expert in non-related fields.  He once told me "I've read some papers on economics, and they don't know what they are talking about".


Look at Fark.  While I'm certain that many of us are experts in forklift driving, I'm not certain that this translates well into foreign policy expertise.
 
2013-02-06 12:37:06 PM  
He sure talks all doctory sometimes. Let's see: Haaavad, Penn...nope, not a quack.
 
2013-02-06 12:40:39 PM  
 
2013-02-06 12:44:23 PM  
Frankly, I'm with Butters

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2013-02-06 12:46:04 PM  
Well, TV isn't an automatic quackifier. You've got Sanjay Gupta on TV too and he absolutely knows what the fark he's doing.
 
2013-02-06 12:47:25 PM  

intotheabyss81: His daughter is kind of cute though.
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Have her bathed and brought to my chambers.
 
2013-02-06 12:48:32 PM  

intotheabyss81: His daughter is kind of cute though.
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I can't stop looking at this picture for some reason...
 
2013-02-06 12:49:14 PM  
www.johnnygoodtimes.com

You see? It's ok, he saw it on the television.
 
2013-02-06 12:52:48 PM  

Sybarite: I don't even take the word of my own doctor without doing some research myself.

 
2013-02-06 12:52:53 PM  

Gosling: Well, TV isn't an automatic quackifier. You've got Sanjay Gupta on TV too and he absolutely knows what the fark he's doing.


Wow. That guy shilling prescription drugs on TV knows medicine, too?
 
2013-02-06 12:57:03 PM  
Article was a little long-winded without getting into some of the worst of what he does or endorses.

Look up skeptics guide to the universe or Steven novella and dr. Oz.

Oz endorses everything from charlatan psychics to various types of magic water (diluted water) and a wide range of hokum in between.

Following advice from his show can actually be harmful and detrimental to the health of people who choose to ignore or bypass actual scientific treatment to conditions they may have.
 
2013-02-06 12:57:44 PM  
My wife and her mother swear by this guy and it drives me crazy. Dr.Oz said this dr.Oz said that blah blah. I respect his credentials but he's a TV hack nothing more. I watched one of his show once and he began with this 10 min segment on how amazing this green filtered natural grass shiatcake is for cancer patients. It does blah and blah and reduces blah and blah for any woman with this cancer blah blah.. He fondled the greengrass shiat and made love to it for the entire first segment. He then spends 2 secs mentioning that Chemo is important and should not be replaced for treatment and be used with the green shiat.

I farking cant stand that guy.
 
2013-02-06 01:02:36 PM  
He's friendly with John Edwards and his wife practices Reiki and considers homeopathy "worth considering" and endorses "reparative therapy of homosexuals".  I wouldn't turn to him for advice. I'd turn to my golf buddies.

The apple juice bit was right for the wrong reasons. Kids shouldn't drink apple juice because ITS MOSTLY FRUCTOSE. Better off with water or flavored water.
 
2013-02-06 01:03:16 PM  
I surely know who he is, but I wouldn't be able to pick him out if a lineup and have never seen him on tv. People come into the pharmacy on a daily basis asking for whatever thing he's endorsing today and I always have to tell them, I don't know what it is. They're almost always like "It was on DR. OZ. How can you not know what it is?!?" He needs an 800 number people can call during his show to order that crap.
 
2013-02-06 01:05:32 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Timmy the Tumor: ignatius_crumbcake: tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.

ftfa:

Oz graduated from Harvard University in 1982. Four years later, he received joint medical and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He then moved to Columbia and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where, as a surgeon specializing in heart transplants, he has served as vice-chairman and professor in the department of surgery for more than twenty years. (He still performs operations there each Thursday.) Oz also directs Columbia's Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program, which he established in 1994, and has published scores of articles on technical issues, such as how to preserve muscle tissue during mitral-valve replacements. He holds a patent on a solution that can preserve organs and one on an aortic valve that can be implanted without highly invasive open-heart surgery

Yes, but when he hawks shiat like this:

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/miracle-fat-burner-bottle

He is no more than a snake oil salesman out to bamboozle a gullible public.

it's not just that...

this week it's "white bean extract is the miracle weight loss product"  the week before it was "Raspberry ketones are the miracle weight loss product" the week before it was "Green Coffee Extract is the miracle weight loss product" and so on.  If you ate the recommended daily dose of all the sh*t he says are miracle cures, it would cost you $3,000 a day and you'd be swallowing capsules from dawn to dusk.

Stupid Dr. Oz... Everyone knows that masturbating 37.5 times a day is the REAL miracle weight loss cure.


is the .5 due to your mom walking in on you?
 
2013-02-06 01:09:42 PM  
I like to make my wife spaz by using air quotes around Doctor whenever we talk about Oz, Phil and Gupta.

And don't get me started on "Judge" Judy.
 
2013-02-06 01:10:31 PM  
"Dr Oz won the James Randi Educational Foundation's Pigasus Award (Media section) in 2010 and 2011 for doing "such a disservice to his TV viewers by promoting quack medical practices that he is now the first person to win a Pigasus two years in a row."
 
2013-02-06 01:11:11 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.

Despite being a well respected cardiologist in his real practice, he's a quack on TV.


this.

He held a tv "debate" over the pros and cons of vaccination. Treat his advice the same as you would Dr. Phil's.
 
2013-02-06 01:14:02 PM  
He says that having 200 or more orgasms per year will extend your life.


I think I might be immortal.
 
2013-02-06 01:16:45 PM  

theflatline: Senor Chang from Community is also a real doctor from Tulane, but instead of practicing he choses to shoe his tiny penis in the hang over movies.


He was also the most and ONLY hilarious 5 minutes of Knocked Up.  The rest of that movie was shiat.  Bonus if you can watch the extended cut of his scene, where you could hear everyone else doing what they could not to lose their cool.
 
2013-02-06 01:20:11 PM  
Just playing to his audience I guess.

I'm not really convinced that they're interested in truth or good advice. They just want to hear they can drink tea and not be fat anymore.
 
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