Dr. Mehmet Oz admits a “big mistake” he made in reference to terms he used for weight loss supplements. After much talk about what Dr. Oz has said on many occasions, he now admits the “big mistake” he made. In a conversation with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox & Friends on Monday, the popular television doctor admits the “big mistake.”
While Dr. Oz admits the big mistake he made about the terms he used, he continues to defend the Dr. Oz Show even after a study found his medical advice is baseless or wrong. Ten physicians have asked Columbia University to remove the doctor from its medical faculty.
Dr. Oz admits he has made “a big mistake” in his career, but he has already changed his course.
“I wish I’d never used the laudatory terms I used for weight loss supplements. That was the big mistake I think we all acknowledge. I stopped doing that a long time ago, over a year ago.”
After admitting the big mistake, Dr. Oz did a good job of explanation why it was “a big mistake.”
“I never wanted my messages to be hijacked by marketers on the web that are stealing my name and likeness and trying to sell you products. I realize there’s a lot of fraud in the products themselves,and the research behind it was often fraudulent. But I in general get it right.”
In addition to admitting making the big mistake, Dr. Oz said his show is about prevention and wellness. It’s not a medical press show. His job is to take America and elevate the conversation.
The Wrap reported that when Oz when came under fire by other doctors at Columbia University in April, he was called a “quack.” The celebrity doctor used his show to fight back. He highlighted some of those doctors’ questionable track records, while defending his own show and health prescriptions for viewers.
Dr. Oz explained his position to Hasselbeck.
“I do toggle back and forth between hard core medicine, which I do believe we do a very good job getting it right. But I like to look around the corner. What other ideas might be helpful? The show is about prevention and wellness. It’s not a medical press show. My job is to take America and elevate the conversation.”
Hasselbeck commended Dr. Oz for doing a fine job by giving people alternatives to present to their own doctors. They both agreed this was a good thing.
Now that Dr. Oz has admitted “the big mistake,” do you think the scrutiny will go away?
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