The Doctor Is In
Our current health care and unemployment crises have left so many Americans without health insurance. This is inexcusable in such a wealthy, industrialized nation. Other countries like Canada and Norway offer their citizens a national insurance system at little or no cost.
One person keenly aware of this terrible problem is Dr. Mehmet Oz. Each day on his talk show he educates the public about various diseases, health conditions, and nutrition. He makes learning fun and hands-on with his studio audience. He is so passionate and gets people excited about their health. He is committed to helping his viewers lose weight, offering them all the keys they need to succeed.
Each time I watch his show I learn something valuable. I often find myself taking notes, whether it's for a recipe or a new abdominal exercise.
He is the doctor everyone has access to. You can ask him questions on his website, which is also full of useful health information. He covers all topics, including alternative medicine and pet health.
CareNow recently hosted the largest free clinic of its kind at the LA Coliseum and offered anyone free health, dental, and vision care. All the people who attended did not have insurance. The stories were heartbreaking.
One woman's undiagnosed breast cancer had become so advanced that the tumor had broken through the skin, and as Dr. Oz examined her, he could smell the fungus growing on her breast. After losing her job three years earlier, she couldn't afford to see a doctor to treat this mass that was the size of an orange. She finally got a much-needed mammogram and Dr. Oz arranged for her to be seen at the UCLA Medical Center pro bono. Numerous physicians also have offered their services to help in the follow-up care of many folks seen during the four day free clinic.
When a problem exists and people think that one person can't make a difference, tell them what Dr. Oz is doing. He is the change he wants to see in the world.