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How to Get Your Doctor to Take You Seriously

Advice from patients, physicians, and advocates on making sure your concerns are heard

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AAround 12 years ago, at age 19, Brittany Bella Graham began experiencing severe lower-back pain and a constant throbbing ache in her right side. “It felt like a swift kick,” she recalls, “almost like someone was hitting me in the ribs.” At…

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Kate Willsky

Kate Willsky

Brooklyn-based writer and apple enthusiast (the fruit, not the tech company). My writing has appeared on Eater, Vice, Food52, Liquor.com, Self, and elsewhere.