Mehmet Oz Wishes You Would Reveal More of Yourself to Him

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Name: Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Age: 49
Occupation: Surgeon and host of The Doctor Oz Show
Neighborhood: Midtown


Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Teddy Roosevelt was a great voice for libertarian thought in NYC and the country.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
Candle 79. The vegan food tastes so good that you’re glad you’ll be living longer to enjoy more of it.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Teach people how to heal (both themselves and their loved ones).

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Without question, yes, because this is the best place to double my salary by working smart.

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Jersey Boys.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yes, since you have to be desperate or ill to beg on the streets.

What's your drink?
Tequila straight.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
I struggle with boiling water.

What's your favorite medication?
Aspirin helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, and cancer, the top killers of Americans.

What's hanging above your sofa?
Reproduction of Tamara de Lempicka’s Adam and Eve.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
$75.

When's bedtime?
11 p.m.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
New, since it reminds me of the great plazas in great European cities.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
I don’t.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
We sometimes forget to show who we really are to each other.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Mediocrity.

When's the last time you drove a car?
Today.

How has the economic downturn affected your life?
More patients, as people get sick from the stress.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Post.

Where do you go to be alone?
Running.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Zip Code.