Hi. My name is Dr. Juliet Offiah, better known as Dr. Julz, a medical doctor and certified Occupational Health and Safety specialist. I am the Company Doctor and HSE Consultant for Cool FM, Wazobia FM, and Nigeria Info FM. the top 3 radio stations in Nigeria as of today. “Dr. Julz”.
Why ‘Health Matters with Dr Julz’?
I believe that Medical Doctors don’t have to be cold, unapproachable and rigid figures. A doctor should be warm, fashionable, savvy, modern and approachable.
Growing up in a family of ten, communicating and integrating with people is something that came naturally to me. Coupled with the fact that I played doctor pretty much through my teenage years, it comes as no surprise that I eventually turned out being one. However, I was disappointed to discover that Medicine, instead of being a medium of getting close to people and uplifting people’s spirits and general well being, tended to be mundane, stiff, archaic and plain-old boring.
“Health matters with Dr Julz” was the result of my belief that medical knowledge should be accessible to everyone in simple-to-understand everyday language. The show has given me the
rare opportunity of knowing first-hand, the common misperceptions about medicine and how people are increasingly being misled by under qualified, self proclaimed health specialists.
The show airs on Nigeria Info FM 99.3 on Tuesdays (11am) and Thursdays (10am). Believe me when I say I won’t take you to the classroom honey. It will be like speaking to a cool doc at your favorite hangout spot.
What is We The Doctors?
In November 2014, the first Doctors Television Show on African cable television was launched by myself and three other colleagues: Dr. Yvonne, Dr. Walaria and Dr. Okey. The show treats everyday health issues in an entertaining format (Healthertainment) while passing the knowledge across.
It presently airs daily on Startimes channels 195 and 196 on Cool TV and Wazobia TV.
What Else Should You Know About Me?
I write for Exquisite magazine – a multinational publication that focused on lifestyle, health and fashion. In addition to that, I run a Not-For-Profit Organization, Vafiero Foundation, which sources for aid for seniors’ homes in Nigeria and creates awareness on caring for seniors in our society. You can learn more about it at www.vafierofoundation.com
Once again, I’m Dr Julz and your session begins now!