Dr. Mehmet Oz is known for his interaction with his viewers. Back in the days when he would come on to the Oprah show he invited questions from people in the audience. He carries on this relationship with the audience of his own "The Dr. Oz Show" and online, where he fields questions emailed to his website at http://www.doctoroz.com.
This interaction can get pretty lively and no subjects are off-limits. He encourages his readers and listeners to bring forth their most embarrassing quandaries, and responds with candor, humor and a wealth of information.
In a media phone interview held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 he gave insight into what fuels his personal crusade for health. He said that he believes that doctors have a responsibility to get the message of health out to the people.
As Dr. Oz moves into the third season of his television show on Monday, September 12, he continues to employ an idea that he learned from Oprah Winfrey. In his interview he said that he'd noticed as a doctor that so often when people are in poor health, they won't make necessary changes based on what they know.
Instead, people become motivated to improve their lives and their habits based on how they feel. Oprah showed him that when she connected emotionally with her guests and viewers, this is what opened the door to change.
Dr. Oz has big plans for his television show this season. He is excited about the opportunity he'll be offering for viewers to take part in a competition that involves a seven step program of self-improvement and a payoff of one million dollars.
He made special mention during the interview of a discussion on pandemics that is planned with some folks who were involved in putting together the movie "Contagion". Dr. Oz is personally convinced that a similar type of pandemic situation is potentially on our doorstep, and in typical Dr. Oz fashion, believes that discussion and interaction is an important part of any solution.
To women, Dr. Oz expressed his view that in many ways, they are healthier than women were fifty years ago in this country.