Dear Problem Patients

An open letter to anyone who’s ever felt dismissed by their doctor

Brianne Benness
6 min readOct 19, 2019

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Photo of a person wearing a purple hoodie curled up on a grey couch under a striped blanket and facing away from the camera.
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Dear Problem Patients:

I want you to know that I believe you. No matter what is going on with your body or how strange it sounds when you try to explain it, I want you to know that I believe you.

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Brianne Benness

Host of No End In Sight, a podcast about life with chronic illness. Co-founder (& former co-producer) of Stories We Don’t Tell in Toronto. She/Her.