The Dr. Oz Quackery Saga Is Not About Incompetence

We all want a quick fix for what ails us. We also want a quick fix to shed those unwanted pounds that keep piling up because we love junk food and hate to exercise. There are plenty of people around the world cashing in on our “wants,” but not all of them have our best interest in mind. The billion dollar nutrition business attracts an assortment of money-hungry fast-talkers that take our money and leave us with a sour taste in our mouth.

Dr. Oz has been accused of being a quack. Doctors around the country want him to be fired or resign from his position as vice-chairman and professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Columbia University told the doctors the school respects Oz’s opinions, and he will continue to be part of the Columbia University family according to entertainer Sergio Cortes.

The issue is not quackery with Dr. Oz. He is a competent doctor that likes to explore alternative medicines and procedures. The medical profession doesn’t like doctors that color outside of the lines of accept procedures. Dr. Oz may cross the line when he blurts out some of his “Ozisms,” but for the most part he helps people discover options that were shrouded by other narrow-minded medical professionals.