...But I Play One on TV
Thursday, May 09, 2013
My favorite TV doctor is Dr. Richard Besser from ABC. I noticed how good he was a couple of years ago when explaining a public health concept on Good Morning America. I remember being surprised that he was attempting to convey the idea and pleased that he was doing it so well -- even I could understand.
I happened to mention this to my friend Becky, who works at CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). He used to be the head of the division in which she works! They never crossed paths, but many of her co-workers know him and so she has good feelings about him too.
Another thing I like about Dr. Besser is that he took Dr. Oz to task over Oz's sensationalist ways. They went to med school together and are friends, but take a pretty different approach to being TV doctors.
Anyway, Dr. Besser has a new book out called Tell Me the Truth, Doctor and last night was interviewed by Stephen Colbert. The most interesting part of the interview comes early, where he says, "If you want to lose weight, diet is most important, but if you want to build a healthy heart and bones, exercise is the thing." Watch for yourself:
Do you have a favorite TV doctor?