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“America’s Doctor” Dr Oz fights back against critics

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2283 (Published 28 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2283
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Mehmet Oz, the popular television doctor known as Dr Oz and who has been dubbed “America’s Doctor” by the television personality Oprah Winfrey, has said that he will not be silenced by critics who have alleged that he misleads the public, promoting miracle cures of no proven value.

Last week in an opinion article in Time magazine,1 and later on his television show, Oz defended his promotion of practices that are often considered outside mainstream medical practice: “I have spent my entire career searching for ways to lessen the suffering of my patients. The best and safest paths have generally been the traditions …

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