Can New Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Replace Dr. Mehmet Oz?

Vivek Murthy

Almost every day, people hear about new development in the field of medicine. Stories are frequently published that assures effective gene therapies to fight against hereditary diseases. Medical advancement that once considered as a dream is turning into reality. Health experts are trying really hard to find appropriate treatment for deadly diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

However, it is a bit difficult for public to understand complex medical ideas. They are unable to figure out how accurate a genomic test is? What does the term “good” and “bad” cholesterol refers to. Which type of cholesterol is controllable and good for health? Can a statin treatment protect against heart-related diseases? The list of question goes on

Numerous health experts strived to give medical awareness to public through media. Dr. Mehmet Oz was one of them. He started a television show specially to talk about common health problems. Soon he became ideal of teenagers who are interested in the field of medicine. His charismatic personality appeals more than two million viewers. People begin to call him “America’s Doctor”. A large number of people devotedly follow his recommended diet, exercise and health practices.

Dr. Mehmet Oz is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic Surgeon at College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the Vice-Chairman of the department of surgery as well.

The massive success of Dr. Oz shows that public figures can play a vital role in spreading awareness about major health issues. Sadly, Dr. Oz is more concerned about the topics that can produce high ratings. As a result, health authorities believe that there are better qualified people that can easily replace Dr Oz.

Majority of the people are looking towards newly hired US Surgeon General, Vivek H. Murthy. He has the ability to become influential public figure. He is expected to speak at the 186th Commencement of Medical University of South Carolina in the next few days.

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