10 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Oz

10. Dr. Oz Is Indeed A Real Doctor

At some point or another, everyone has tuned into Dr. Mehmet Oz’s talk show.

We've found a few facts that viewers will find interesting, whether you're a big fan of the doctor or not.

Dr. Oz is more than a TV personality— he’s a well-respected cardiac surgeon.

9. His Parents Emigrated To The States From Turkey In The 1950s

He has also taught in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University since 2011. How’s that for credentials?!

A medical resident scholarship brought Dr.

8. Oprah Is To Credit With Dr. Oz Getting His Own TV Show

Oz’s father to the US in the ‘50s.

He got his start with appearances on Oprah’s show before the media mogul started The Dr.

7. He Once Had An On-Air Colonoscopy Where A Precancerous Polyp Was Found

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Dr. Oz went through a live colonoscopy to show his audience the process.

6. He Served In The Turkish Army To Maintain His Dual-Citizenship

While this may seem extreme, he got his point across as a precancerous polyp was discovered during the routine procedure.

5. He Does Yoga And Calisthenics Every Morning

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but has a dual citizenship that he apparently highly values.

He does a yoga mix with calisthenics every morning for seven minutes.

4. He Practices Transcendental Meditation

He also encourages relaxing techniques to audience as a lifestyle.

Dr. Oz practices transcendental meditation, which promotes harmony by detaching oneself from anxiety.

3. He Attended Harvard During His Undergrad And University Of Pennsylvania For His MBA And MD

His natural healing beliefs are evident on his show as he promotes homeopathy and organic products.

2. He Lives In New Jersey With His Wife And Children

There's nothing pseudo about his education or surgical experience.

He has four children and a 1-year-old grandson.