• Publication date: December 1, 2011

A Daily Treasure Chest of Medical Information The Dr. Oz Show: Learning to Live Healthily

Like Dr. Phil before him, Dr. Mehmet Oz began his television career as a frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Program data

Duration: 45

MBC 4 :

Tuesday, 12:00 (GMT) ~ 15:00 (KSA)

Monday, 12:00 (GMT) ~ 15:00 (KSA)

Thursday, 12:00 (GMT) ~ 15:00 (KSA)

Wednesday, 12:00 (GMT) ~ 15:00 (KSA)

Sunday, 12:00 (GMT) ~ 15:00 (KSA)

The Turkish-American Oz is a man who wears several different hats; he is simultaneously a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon, professor, writer, and most recently host of his own television show.  Oz's advice is quick, to the point, and perhaps most importantly entertaining.  The doctor's relentless charisma results in zero monotony.

Oz's famed question and answer sessions on the Oprah Winfrey Show were a prime example of his multidisciplinary talents, where he effortlessly bounced between, and interrelated diverse topics such as nutrition, sex, spirituality, and psychology -- just to name a few.  Dr. Oz continues that practice with equal fervor on his own series, but makes time for other activities as well.

The first third of each day's program is devoted to a specific topic, some more serious than others.  A typical week may feature a panel of guests who discuss issues like fighting obesity, the healing power of prayer, drug addiction, or Alzheimer's disease.  Oz attempts to simplify complex medical concepts through the use of computer animations, charts, and audience participation.    

Another portion of the program is reserved for games, where contestants are quizzed on the day's presentation.  The prizes tend to be unconventional; for example during a show focusing on Vitamin D deficiency, awards included cans of sardines, a bear suit, and a tropical vacation.

For three consecutive seasons Dr. Oz has been a tremendous success, battling fellow Oprah protégé Dr. Phil neck to neck in ratings.  The Dr. Oz Show won two Primetime Emmy Awards and was nominated for another. 

Starring:

  • Mehmet Oz
  • Created By: Oprah Winfrey

Rating: TV-PG