Most listeners know Dr. Oz as a world-renowned heart surgeon and health expert—but what about the man behind the scrubs? What's America's Doctor really like when he's not on camera or on the air? His audience and producers want to know—and now his wife, Lisa, has generously offered to answer all their burning questions about her husband.
Is Dr. Oz bad at anything? Not really—just whistling, Lisa says.
Does he wear his scrubs around the house? No, Lisa says. In fact, it's not hygienic to wear scrubs in and out of a hospital setting, she says. The scrubs he wears on TV are strictly from his on-air wardrobe.
How does Dr. Oz get his recommended 10,000 steps a day? He never stops moving and always takes stairs, Lisa says.
Does Dr. Oz ever sleep? Yes, but not a lot. "He's so productive in his waking hours that it seems like he doesn't sleep," Lisa says.
How did Lisa and Dr. Oz meet? "The one-sentence version is that it was an arranged marriage," Lisa says. "Our parents introduced us."
Dr. Oz is best buds with Oprah, but is there any other celebrity that leaves him star-struck? Bruce Springsteen. "He really loves Bruce," Lisa says.
What would Lisa change about her husband? Lisa says she wouldn't change a thing. "I married him because he was exactly what I wanted and needed in my life…that doesn't mean that he'd be perfect for everybody else," she says.
When did Dr. Oz's interest in alternative medicine begin? When he met Lisa's parents. Her father is a heart surgeon and her mother is a nutrition expert.
What is Dr. Oz's favorite room in the house? Lisa says the family hub is the basement, which has a gym and plenty of room for hanging out with the kids, yoga and more.
Is Dr. Oz good in bed? "The short answer is yes," Lisa says, "and the long answer is, it's none of your business!"
What TV show or movie character would he be? Lisa imagines Dr. Oz would be Zoolander, his favorite comical movie character.
Dr. Oz and Lisa have four children. Are they going to have more kids? "No, we have new baby mice and that's enough for me," Lisa says.
Has Dr. Oz had Botox? "No, he has never had Botox, and the time that I did, he was furious!" Lisa says.
Printed from Oprah.com on Monday, December 9, 2013