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Dr Erika Says Newsweek's Attack on Oprah Ignores the Many Benefits of Her Health Care Advocacy
Date:6/2/2009

This week's Newsweek cover story is a harsh and lengthy attack on Oprah Winfrey and her ever-expanding health care advocacy but it does little to help the public, says Erika Schwartz, MD

(PRWEB) June 2, 2009 -- This week's Newsweek cover story is a harsh and lengthy attack on Oprah Winfrey and her ever-expanding health care advocacy but it does little to help the public, says Erika Schwartz, MD in her latest blog at www.drerika.com.

Newsweek's article questions the legitimacy of Oprah's choices and says some of the doctors and "experts" that appear on her TV show are far out of the medical mainstream.

While watching her shows, Dr Erika says she sometimes wondered about the lack of balance.

"When she talked about bioidentical hormones I was thrilled, but her choice of experts and spokeswoman for the hormones Suzanne Somers left me cold, writes Dr Erika. "However it was Oprah who opened the door to bringing bioidenticals to the mainstream so I applauded her effort. When I gave my lecture on bioidentical hormones at Harvard in February 2, 2009, the first slide I showed was the one of Oprah with Suzanne Somers.

"I asked the chairman of the department of ob-gyn, Isaac Schiff, MD and the rest of the physicians in the audience, 'How come Suzanne Somers and Oprah are the ones to teach the public about bioidentical hormones? What has the medical profession done with the information of the Women's Health Initiative study? Nine years later and women are still suffering and the medical establishment has not stepped up to the plate to help women find safe solutions to menopausal symptoms. Why are bioidentical hormones still controversial?' They had no answers.

"Oprah did. She did what no conventional media or conventional medicine has done. She has stepped up to the plate. She has given the public the missing information. Instead of indoctrinating us with the party line, Oprah has opened the door to other options. And the public has spoken. Oprah is their leader, not the American Medical Association."

Dr Erika says that while Oprah may not have always chosen the best "experts" or figured how to provide a balanced view of their opinions, at least she has had the courage to bring to the public new ways of looking at health and has sparked interest in options that others would like kept under wraps.

www.DrErika.com is dedicated to providing an independent, honest view on healthcare topics and issues from a position of devoted patient advocacy.

Its founder, Erika Schwartz, MD is an internationally-recognized patient advocate, practicing physician, expert in conventional and integrative medicine, author of four books and a frequent guest on TV and radio. DrErika.com doesn't tailor its stories to suit sponsors - it does not accept sponsors.

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