These struggling patients need mercy—Dr. Mercy Odueyungbo, that is.
In this exclusive sneak peek at TLC's newest medical series, aptly titled Dr. Mercy, we are introduced to the Chicago-based dermatologist, who isn't afraid to tackle bizarre and fascinating skin cases. In fact, as the new TV doctor notes in the first look above, she loves dermatology because "you never know what you're going to get."
And it seems that Dr. Mercy sees it all, treating patients with everything from giant cysts to extreme moles to unwanted female facial hair. "The skin is a manifestation of what's going on internally," Dr. Mercy notes in a voiceover. "So, a lot of what we do in dermatology, it's not just the skin that you're treating, you're treating a person as a whole."
Dr. Mercy clearly lives by this mantra as she's seen encouraging one patient to focus on her mental health, adding, "There's nothing that you did to get this."
Not to mention, Dr. Mercy makes it known that all of her patients are treated like family. So, it's no wonder patients tend to break down in tears and hug the understanding doctor during consultations.
"I love Dr. Mercy," one emotional patient admits. "She changed my life."
How? Well, we're going to have to tune in to find out!
And it's not just Dr. Mercy's patients who are fans of the medical professional. "TLC is home to some of the best medical professionals in the world and we are always looking to add fresh, new faces to our outstanding roster of doctors," Howard Lee, President of TLC Streaming and Network Originals, said in a statement. "Dr. Mercy's personable and compassionate approach stood out and we can't wait for everyone to meet her."
Dr. Mercy premieres Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on TLC. It will also be available to stream on discovery+.