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The popular TLC show offers fans a look into the lives of people with very dangerous food addictions. As a result, My 600Lb Life Has been on the air for more than eight years.
Doctor Now is always the star of the show
Viewers of the show tune in each week to hear the story of people struggling with their demons that has lead to overeating. The one person that fans love to watch is the no-nonsense Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. In fact, Dr. Now is only one of a few surgeons that will take on high risk morbidly obese patients. His fans refer to him as Dr. Now. And, he has a huge fan base! If not for such his no excuse personality… It’s doubtful the show would be so popular.
Dr. Now’s son is the reason for the show
Dr. Now’s oldest son, Jonathan, is CEO and co-owner of a production company called Megalomedi. The media company was a creative venture intended to produce documentaries that would not only educate viewers but motivate them as well, according to The List. In 2010, Megalomedia distributed its first documentary. It featured the struggles of 841-pound, Austin resident Renee Williams. Unfortunately, Renee passed away from a heart attack just two weeks after Doctor Now performed weight-loss surgery. TLC picked up the documentary, and it received so much attention that it eventually turned into season one of My 600-lb Life.
Words of wisdom
“It’s a daily challenge to work with some patients that can be self-destructive,” Nowzaradan told People in 2017. “My job is not to get aggravated but to find a way to motivate them to work hard to get to their goals. There are times where I think it’s necessary for some tough love and I have to be stern with them, so I show some of my concern and frustration.”
A little back story of Dr. Now
Dr. Now was married for 27 years, he’s now divorced, and has three children. We already know about his son Johnathan but his two other children, Jennifer and Jessica, both work in the arts. Dr. Now is originally from Iran. He was born in 1944 and earned his medical degree from the University of Tehran in 1970. He later went to The United States for advanced training
Dr. Now believes in tough love with patients
The doctor is famously tough with his overweight patients He’s well known for his quotes such as “You’re not trying hard enough” or “You should have lost more weight by now.” “It’s a daily challenge to work with some patients that can be self-destructive,” Nowzaradan told People in 2017. “My job is not to get aggravated but to find a way to motivate them to work hard to get to their goals. There are times where I think it’s necessary for some tough love and I have to be stern with them, so I show some of my concern and frustration.” Dr. Now stated.
Fans will always love Doctor Now
Fans continue to watch due to the fact that most of the people of the show feel like there’s nowhere to turn. Dr. Now takes on the challenge and help’s any patient that will help themselves.