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My 600-Lb. Life Fans Think This Doctor Might Replace Dr. Now

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan may not be the traditional idea of a reality TV host, but fans of the long-running TLC show "My 600-lb. Life" wouldn't have it any other way. The Texas-based vascular and bariatric surgeon has saved the lives of countless individuals who've suffered from morbid obesity. Through his method of delivering tough love to his patients, Dr. Now has also delivered some of the most entertainingly savage roasts in all of reality television, not taking any means of excuse from patients who chose not to take their responsibilities as seriously as he does. But at the end of the day, Dr. Now always pushes to help his patients no matter what and to do what's best for them.

With the show having been on the air since 2012, it's quite a feat that Dr. Now has remained with "My 600-lb. Life" since its debut and has yet to be replaced. But all good things must come to an end, as the old saying goes. And if Dr. Now's time on "My 600-lb. Life" were to end, who would take his place?

Fans think that another TLC doctor would make the best replacement

A thread created by Redditor u/awyant97 says that the next possible choice to take over Dr. Younan Nowzaradan's place as host of "My 600-lb. Life" would be Dr. Charles Procter. Dr. Procter began his practice in 2007 and has since made notable contributions to the medical field, being the first Georgian surgeon to perform a robotic-assisted cholecystectomy (via Beltline Health). Since 2021, Procter has been featured on the TLC reality series "Too Large." The show follows practically the same premise as "My 600-lb. Life" — seeing morbidly obese individuals making changes to lose weight. 

While many commenters respect Procter's expertise, most feel the doctor lacks the no-nonsense nature of Dr. Now. Redditor u/Aramyax calls Dr. Procter "good but he don't convince me very much because I find him very soft with patients ... However I love Dr Now because he doesn't tolerate silly excuses or manipulation." Similarly, u/jellywelly15 finds Dr. Procter's overly kind nature to be off-putting for patients he should be more distant from.

Others remain more optimistic. Redditor u/allthevibes7 feels that despite certain patients needing Dr. Now's tough love, patients love Dr. Procter. Redditor u/AliciaChenaux also doesn't mind Procter but wonders if Dr. Now might be training younger surgeons to take his place.

But it seems like there's no end in sight for Dr. Now. The doctor has expressed his pleasure in the show's ability to inspire viewers to go on their own weight loss journeys (via Instagram), so he has good reason to stay. Redditor u/My600Justin probably puts it best when they say, "The only thing that could stop Dr. Now from working is death. And even then he'd probably put the Grim Reaper on a diet."