The Dr. Oz Show To Deliver a “Report Card” On the Health of Portland After Screening City For Major Disease Markers
5 Lucky Residents Will Receive In-Person Consultation with Dr. Oz
New York – (June 28, 2012) – America’s Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, two-time Emmy® Award-winning host of the two-time Emmy® Award-winning, nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show, will give the city of Portland a “15 Minute Physical” in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Alere, Inc. and Practice Fusion on Monday, July 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing. KATU, the local home of The Dr. Oz Show, (weekdays at 3:00 PM), will award five lucky viewers the opportunity to have an in-person consultation with Dr. Oz on that day.
The “15 Minute Physical” is a quick series of screening tests that include a lipid panel (HDL and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides), and blood glucose made possible on the Alere Cholestech LDX® System, a rapidly reading mobile lab device contributed by Alere, Inc. In addition to the blood test on the Alere Cholestech LDX® System, registrants will have their blood pressure and waist size measured. By linking these five important markers, a very basic idea of general risk for heart disease and diabetes can be determined. Upon learning the results, a short counseling discussion with OHSU clinical staff will advise participants whether they are in optimum health, should address any of the conditions, or follow up with their primary care physician. By providing quick, basic information to people, life threatening chronic disease can be stopped in its tracks, which is what the “15 Minute Physical” event hopes to accomplish.
Practice Fusion, an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) company, will be performing data analytics in real time to determine averages, trends and other significant data points for the random sample of people. Aggregating this information will provide a good indication of the urgency to focus on prevention in various areas to prevent the common major killers, heart disease and diabetes.
“As a commitment to disease prevention, The Dr. Oz Show is taking our ‘15 Minute Physical’ coast to coast, with Portland as the next stop,” said Mehmet Oz, M.D., host. “In just 15 minutes, Oregonians can find out where their health stands, and we expect there will be some intriguing results.”
Oregon Health & Science University will host the event at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing, located at 3303 S. W. Bond Avenue, Portland. As Oregon’s only academic health center, OHSU provides an extensive range of services, from everyday healthcare needs to specialized therapies, making them an excellent partner for The Dr. Oz Show to tackle disease prevention locally.
“OHSU is pleased to take part in this event as one of our core missions is to improve the health of Oregonians,” said OHSU President Dr. Joe Robertson, M.D. M.B.A. “Regular health screenings, like the ones being offered during this event, are an important form of preventive medicine that can highlight the early stages of disease before serious health problems arise. The result is better health and less costly care.”
“We are extremely excited that Dr. Oz is coming back to Portland,” said KATU Sr. VP and General Manager John Tamerlano. “This event is a great example of our 'On Your Side' brand. Through our news, programming and local partnerships, we’re reaching out to the communities we serve, bringing important information to our viewers that can help them improve their daily lives. It's a key part of our broadcasting mission. We hope this event encourages more discussion about better health and better choices in the ways we take care of ourselves.”
Registration is currently open and will provide appointments to the first 500 people. After capacity is reached, a waiting list will be maintained for first come, first serve registrants. Those who successfully register must RSVP to a notification e-mail and will be given an appointment time. To register, visit www.doctoroz.com.
About The Dr. Oz Show
Dr. Oz won his second consecutive Emmy® Award for outstanding informative talk show host at the 2011 Daytime Emmys. The Dr. Oz Show won its second Emmy® Award for Best Informative Talk Show in 2012. The Dr. Oz Show debuted in 2009 with the biggest ratings in nine years in daytime television and maintained impressive ratings throughout the season. The Dr. Oz Show is distributed in 112 countries worldwide.
Dr. Oz has served as health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including “YOU: The Owner's Manual”, “YOU: The Smart Patient”, “YOU: On a Diet”, “YOU: Staying Young”, “YOU: Being Beautiful” and “YOU Having a Baby” as well as the award-winning “Healing from the Heart”. He has a regular column in TIME Magazine, AARP and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.
Cleared in over 99% of the country, The Dr. Oz Show is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. The Dr. Oz Show is executive produced by Mindy Borman; Amy Chiaro is co-executive producer. The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's legendary Rockefeller Center.
About OHSU (www.ohsu.edu)
Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health and research university. As Portland's largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based EMR system to physicians. It is the fastest growing Electronic Medical Records community in the country with more than 150,000 users serving 35 million patients. Practice Fusion's Research Division provides information from one of the largest, longitudinal clinical databases in the US for the purposes of clinical research and public health analysis. With a focus on real-time insight into adverse drug reactions, disease outbreaks and other national health issues. Practice Fusion's Research Division powers studies that are providing new insight into healthcare and how it is delivered. All research information utilized is fully de-identified and compliant with HIPAA cfr 164.514. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit http://www.practicefusion.com.
About Harpo Studios
Harpo Studios produced the number-one-rated, award-winning, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and continues to create original TV programming for primetime, syndication and cable television, including for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. A joint venture between Harpo and Discovery Communications, OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, as a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN is available in approximately 85 million homes and the venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com. Included among the original programming developed and produced by Harpo Studios are OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter," "Oprah's Master Class," "Oprah's Lifeclass" and the Emmy® Award-winning series "Super Soul Sunday." Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine publication, while Harpo Films is dedicated to high-quality scripted dramatic programming, and Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio on Sirius XM Radio (XM Channel 111 and Sirius Channel 204).
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 120 channel feeds, which are available in more than 142 countries reaching more than 500 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
About Alere, Inc.
By developing new capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and health management, Alere enables individuals to take charge of improving their health and quality of life at home. Alere's global leading products and services, as well as its new product development efforts, focus on cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology, diabetes, oncology and women’s health. Alere is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information regarding Alere please visit www.alere.com.
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