Dr. Oz says he first met Michael in 1990 when he was chief resident at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital. In preparation for a starring role in Doc Hollywood , Michael shadowed Dr. Oz as he made rounds and treated patients.
They met again in New York, and sat down with Michael's wife of 20 years, actress Tracy Pollan. Dr. Oz says Michael's latest book Always Looking Up reveals details of their Hollywood love story and describes Tracy as Michael's "rock."
"I think what she is is much more special than being a rock," Michael says. "Rocks are rigid and nonyielding, and she's very fluid."