Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show, is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is the author of five New York Times Best Sellers (including “YOU: The Owner’s Manual,” “YOU: The Smart Patient,” and “YOU: On a Diet”), hosts a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio’s “Oprah Radio,” pens a National Magazine Award-winning column in Esquire Magazine, is a regular columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine, and performs over 200 heart operations annually.
Photos: Dr. Mehmet Oz with Chris Davis during a visit to Seattle. and Chris and Dr. Oz discuss medical treatment options for injury victims.
In October 2009 Dr. Oz visited Seattle to help promote his show which airs on KOMO4 locally. Attorney Chris Davis and his wife Mischelle had the good fortune to get a chance to have a long meeting with Dr. Oz during his visit to the Emerald City. Chris and Dr. Oz had an excellent discussion about injury victims and both traditional and alternative treatment options after an accident. They also discussed the overprescribed use of antidepressants in our country. Dr. Oz says that less than 5% of patients truly have a "chemical imbalance" in the brain which may cause depression. The majority of patients with chronic depression have unresolved emotional issues.
Mischelle and Dr. Oz discussed natural childbirth, nutritional supplements, and treating certain medical conditions with food/nutritional therapy. Dr. Oz told Mischelle that, unfortnately, people don't often take what they know to heart and change their eating and health habits until and unless their lives have been touched directly by disease. Typically only illness (their own or that of a loved one) will spark someone to make real and meaningful changes to their lifestyle. Mischelle was nearly swept away since Dr. Oz held her hand the entire time that they spoke. She thought that he was 'dreamy'.
Chris and Mischelle really enjoyed getting to know Dr. Oz and hope that he will be able to find time in his busy schedule to visit Seattle again soon.