Ratings for Dr. Deanne Benning
She is my family doctor and has been for several years. I agree with the negative reviews posted here, if you don't fit with her textbook ideas or question her on certain things, she turns on you very quickly, and not in a good way. I saw her for panic attacks and some mental health concerns. I spoke to her about trying a healthier alternative (i.e. medical cannabis) and got slammed with "there are side effects to the route you want to take". I've seen and lived the side effects that pharmaceuticals have had on my body, so, excuse me for trying to be proactive with my health. If you want someone that is kind and compassionate w/o a narrow view of the medical world, see one of the other young doctors that fill in for her, they seem to be more recpetive to alternative treatments.
I saw her at the maternity clinic and l would agree with other reviews that she sticks to textbook advice and gives textbook responses. She didn't address my concerns specifically and dismissed my mental health concerns (seems to only address physical health concerns)
I generally don't believe in these review sites for professions that can have such a subjective opinion (ie counselors, doctors, lawyers) but Dr. Benning deserves only positive feedback. She is objectively very smart. You can tell she knows her stuff while treating you in such a compassionate consistent fashion. She is thorough and kind and efficient. Can't say enough positive things.
I always found Dr. Benning to be extremely helpful and very approachable. She has been my GP for a number of years, since I was a teenager into adulthood and I have never had any problems with her. She is friendly, attentive and listens to all my concerns.
Dr. Benning needs to learn that her text book advice isn't the be all and end all of answers. Her ego is very big and if you chose not to take her advice she takes offence and no longer treats you with respect. Finding a new doctor in Calgary can be difficult but I'll do so regardless because I sure wouldn't trust her with my life.
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