Dr. Oz started out as a TV personality and is now running for office. He is a loving grandfather of four who prefers to live a quiet life on his family farm, away from the scrutiny and criticism that comes with public life.
Dr. Mehmet Oz is a heart and lung surgeon who was born in Turkey and grew up in the United States. When he was a health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” he first got a lot of attention. He came out of Oprah’s shadow in 2009 when he started his own talk show called “Dr. Oz,” and he built a fan base based on his own beliefs and style.
Dr. Oz and Lisa Oz’s four children are Daphne Oz, Oliver Mustafa Oz, Zoe Yasmin Oz, and Arabella Sezen Oz. The couple got married in 1985 and had four children. Their oldest child, Daphne, is married to a financial analyst named John Jovanovic. They have four kids together, and one of them is a favorite TV doctor.
In 2015, a group of the surgeon’s fellow doctors confronted him and told him he should be fired from Columbia University. Oz is in charge of the Integrative Medicine Center at the school. He was a big part of getting the center started in 1994. Oz said this about his wife Lisa, who had supported him through everything:
She’s the best, she rubs my head. She gives me ideas. She calms me down, because you know the perspective around a lot of these things is important. You’ve got to realize that you’re gonna have good times, you’re gonna have bad times, and that’s just life.
Oprah, who is also a friend of Oz’s and has dealt with naysayers and critics, gave him similar advice by telling him not to take criticism personally. It’s a fact of life that not everyone will like you or agree with you at any given time. Criticism can sometimes happen when you work on a large scale, which makes you an easy target.
The couple keeps their love alive by constantly working to make their relationship stronger. Dr. Oz says that every relationship, whether it’s a romantic one, a friendship, or a business one, needs a fresh start every seven years. So, even though he has been married to Lisa for 37 years, he often has the feeling that he is married to five different women.
Oz’s playbook says that the most important thing is to let go of the past and be open to the changes that happen in life. It also means giving your partner the space they need to grow and change with the person you share your life with.
Having children is one example of a major life event that can change both the person and the relationship. After the event, the relationship may need to be refreshed and rekindled. Having grandchildren is a completely unique thing to go through. After his daughter Daphne’s first child, Philomena, was born, Dr. Oz said:
The most important part is that I can give her back. I remember when you guys were all young. There’d be that moment when you’re just about to break. But now I don’t have to have that because I only see her in those cute, beautiful moments when she’s awake, bathed, clean and lovely like this.
As a grandfather, Dr. Oz loves seeing his daughter move on to the next part of her life. And with his grandchildren, Oz can remember how amazing it was to see the world through the eyes of a child without having to deal with the stress of being their main caretaker.
Philomena has three younger brothers and sisters. Jovan is seven, Domenica is five, and Giovanna is three. They play with their loving grandpa so that he stays active and healthy. Oz says that his grandchildren like to spend time with him because they can have a lot of fun doing things like swimming, running around, and playing dress-up.
One of the things he loves most is getting lots of hugs from his grandchildren. But Dr. Oz also likes to spoil his adult children and thinks that this is “appropriate payback” for them. He finds it hard to say no when his grandchildren ask for junk food and sweet treats. But when the day is over, he has to give them back to their parents.
Life on a ranch.
Oz was called “America’s doctor” after he appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” but some of his colleagues and viewers thought he was moving away from the ideas he had studied and taught for a long time. Oz said the following about his meeting with John Edwards, the psychic who was on his show:
Let me tell you, it changed my life! I’ve learned in my career that there are times when science just hasn’t caught up with things, and I think this may be one of them.
Toward the end of his time on TV, he started to talk more and more about alternative therapies like meditation, hypnosis, and acupuncture. He got himself into trouble by teaming up with companies that made weight loss, fertility, and diet plans that had no scientific basis.
When Dr. Oz said he was going to run for the U.S. Senate, he not only opened himself up to criticism in the medical field, but he also got a whole new group of people who didn’t like him. His opponents said that since he had lived in New Jersey for more than 30 years, he couldn’t possibly understand the people there, but he wanted to help the people of Pennsylvania.
In 2020, he and his wife bought a 34-acre farmstead in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. They started fixing up the 7,300-square-foot house that came with the farmstead right away. Besides that, he bought a farm called Emerald Oaks in Okeechobee, Florida. A farm in the middle of nowhere would be the perfect place to get away from negative people and spend time with family.
Even though he didn’t win the race for senator, we shouldn’t just write him off yet. He likes both living a happy and healthy life and promoting it. For him, this means giving money to organic farmers so that everyone can get fresh, healthy food.
Dr. Oz has stayed committed to his family and to his beliefs. He and his wife, Lisa, have made a good life for themselves over the past 37 years by raising four children and writing many books together.
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