In this audio lesson, we practice when to use the Spanish verbs TRAER and LLEVAR. TRAER is used to say “to bring” and LLEVAR is used to say “to bring” or “to take.” Unlike their English counterparts, the Spanish verbs TRAER and LLEVAR imply a certain direction of movement. This can be a bit confusing […]
A member at docmolly.com recently requested that I cover the NIH Stroke Scale in Spanish. The NIH Stroke Scale is a neurological exam used to grade the severity of a stroke. When a patient presents to the hospital with a suspected stroke, the NIH Stroke Scale is performed soon after they arrive and multiple times throughout […]
In the brief (3 min) video below, I show you how to easily search Spanish topics and words using the browse and search widgets at the bottom of each page. If you prefer to read, scroll down. We have covered a lot of ground since I first started podcasting in 2007, and I want you […]
The best way to learn the subjunctive is to practice using the subjunctive out loud. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback about my series of 20 interactive audio lessons covering the subjunctive, so I decided I would feature a premium lesson from the subjunctive series in my blog. This will give you a taste […]
Let’s talk about family planning in Spanish. This is the second part of an interview with Ester, a comadrona (midwife) from San Pedro, Guatemala. (You can listen to the first part of the interview here: Service of a Comadrona.) Ester and I talk about la planificación familiar in San Pedro and how things have changed. […]
In my latest series of Spanish Grammar audio lessons, we practice giving directions in Spanish within a Hospital. (Shout out to Bien, a member at docmolly.com, who recommended this topic! ✋) After making this series, I feel really comfortable asking for and giving directions in Spanish, and I want you to feel the same. So I […]
This free Spanish audio lesson introduces the “Giving Directions in Spanish” series at docmolly.com. As requested by Bien, a listener, we are going to practice giving directions in Spanish within a hospital.
In today’s episode, we practice vocabulary and phrases used during an exam exam in Spanish, but first! … I tell you a little bit about myself and why I started podcasting. Today’s Spanish lesson includes excerpts from the Spanish for Eye Care series. This series is part of both the Basic Medical Subscription and the full-access Medical Spanish […]
In today’s episode, señora Rosa presents to the clinic with pain and redness in her left eye. During this clinical encounter, you will learn common words and phrases used during the evaluation of a red eye in Spanish. ¡SIGN UP FOR A FREE MEMBERSHIP!
María Laura Mecías joins me from Elebaires Spanish school to answer your questions regarding the most recent clinical dialogue Atrial Fibrillation in Spanish. We talk about expressing the sensation of palpitations, shortness of breath and dizziness in Spanish, and more. Sign up for a free membership and get the latest premium lesson in the Atrial Fibrillation series for […]
In this episode, you’ll hear a doctor and patient talk about atrial fibrillation in Spanish. I wrote and recorded this episode with María Laura Mecías, a Spanish teacher from Buenos Aires. First, Laura tells us about the school where she teaches, Elebaires. Then you’ll hear the clinical encounter where señora Rinoti presents to the ER […]
If you learn on the go, you’ll want to download your audio Spanish lessons for offline learning. The premium podcast feeds at docmolly.com provide an easy way to download all your lessons directly to your phone or tablet. I explain how to subscribe to your premium podcast feeds on the Frequently Asked Questions page, under Learn on […]
Learn to talk about STD symptoms in Spanish. In this clinical encounter, you will hear señor Gómez present to the clinic with symptoms suggestive of an STD.
Interview with a Comadrona Listen to an interview with a comadrona from Guatemala in Spanish. She tells us about the care that comadronas provide around childbirth. Listen for the Spanish word used for childbirth and delivery. I interviewed Ester while studying at the San Pedro Spanish School with my niece. To hear more about our […]
Listen to a Letty describe her experience of having Zika in this patient interview in Spanish. She had a rash and conjunctivitis.
Do you know when to use POR vs PARA? Today’s podcast is a quiz on the Spanish prepositions POR y PARA. It kicks off a series of audio lessons that will cover these two prepositions at docmolly.com.
Learn Grammar with the Medical Spanish Podcast This podcast reviews some of the grammar points covered during an interview I did for the Medical Spanish Podcast. I interviewed folk healer, Francisco Chavajay, while studying at the San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala. The clinical dialogues and interviews presented in the Medical Spanish Podcast provide an effective […]
Are you ready to take on some advanced Spanish grammar? This audio quiz reviews the following premium podcasts covering the Subjunctive: Subjunctive 15 – Conditional (If… then… ) statements about the present Subjunctive 16 – Conditional statements about the past Subjunctive 17 – The subjunctive following the phrase “como si” Subjunctive 18 – The subjunctive […]
In this folk medicine interview in Spanish a folk healer from Guatemala explains how a folk healer is born with the gift for healing.
This is my first free podcast since September and my first free grammar podcast for over a year! As many of you know I host two podcasts: the Spanish Grammar Review and the Medical Spanish Podcast. In 2016, I finished up the premium series on the Subjunctive for the grammar podcast and then kept busy […]
I just published the first of two premium lessons covering the verb QUEDAR. If you’re a member, you’ll find this lesson in the Verbs podcast under the Spanish Grammar Subscription in the Member Home. If you’re not a member, you can check out my free grammar lessons HERE. We start with the reflexive form: QUEDARSE. I really enjoyed researching for this lesson as I discovered how useful QUEDARSE is in everyday Spanish […]
First, thank you to all my premium subscribers. You have waited patiently and I hope you’ll find the new site worth the wait. As you can see, medicalspanishpodcast.com has moved to docmolly.com. I chose to change the domain to welcome non-medical Spanish learners who are primarily interested in advancing their grammar skills. Before you begin to use the site, […]
Patient Interview from San Pedro Guatemala Today’s podcast is another patient interview in Spanish. I interviewed Letty while studying at the San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala. She tells us about when she had Chikungunya. Chikunguna (also spelled Chickungunya) is a viral illness transmitted by the same mosquito as Zika and Dengue. It causes fever and […]
An Unforgettable Experience Coming up you are going to hear interviews I conducted while working with the San Pedro Spanish School in San Pedro, Guatemala. My 16-year-old niece, Sophie, and I spent two weeks there in August 2016. I highly recommend the San Pedro Spanish School for those interested in a Spanish Immersion experience. My […]
This is the first of a series of lessons available at docmolly.com, where Ángel give detailed technical instructions to a new diabetic. In this lesson, you will hear Ángel explain how to monitor blood sugar in Spanish. In the premium lessons, he explains how insulin works, how to calculate her dose of insulin and how […]
This podcast is a quiz on the use of the subjunctive in adverbial clauses. It reviews what we covered in the following premium podcasts. Subjunctive 10 and 11 – covering adverbial clauses introduced by conjunctions that require the subjunctive (e.g. a menos que, con tal que) Subjunctive 12 and 13 – covering adverbial clauses of […]
An Interview About Infertility In this podcast, you will hear a patient interview in Spanish with a Mexican woman who was unable to conceive. While Ángel Bahena was visiting his family in Mexico, he interviewed his aunt Mary about her inability to have children. Angel asks about the tests she underwent, the treatments she tried, […]
This podcast is a quiz that reviews what we covered in the premium podcasts: Subjunctive 7 and 8. Check out more free podcasts in the Subjunctive series here. Premium members: Access the premium series here. A subordinate adjective clause describes a noun or pronoun in the main clause of a sentence. When it describes something […]
Voicemail Messages and Dizziness in Spanish In this podcast you will hear to a phone call to the nurse line in Spanish. The patient, Daniel Ortiz, leaves a message with Dr. Anderson’s nurse, Kristy. He and the nurse play a little phone tag before Daniel reaches Kristy to discuss the fact that he is feeling […]
Could You Work as a Clinic Receptionist in Spanish? Learn to answer the phone, obtain basic patient information and transfer a call in Spanish. In this podcast, a patient calls the clinic and speaks with the receptionist and then is transferred to the nurse line to leave a message.
Learn Spanish Related to Childbirth While visiting his family in Mexico, my fellow podcaster, Ángel Bahena did a series of interviews with his family about their different medical experiences. In this podcast, he interviews his sister-in-law about pregnancy and giving birth to her first baby.
Do you know when to use the subjunctive in Noun Clauses? If not, you’ve come to the right place. Learn to identify the noun clause in a sentence and then when to use the subjunctive vs the indicative within the noun clause. We cover this in depth in the Subjunctive series offered through the Spanish […]
In the premium Spanish Grammar Review podcast, we have started a comprehensive review of the subjunctive. We have reviewed the conjugation of the subjunctive in it’s four tenses, and when to use each tense.- Present Subjunctive- Present Perfect Subjunctive- Imperfect Subjunctive- Pluperfect Subjunctive
Listen to a patient interview about the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes in Mexico. Angel interviews his grandmother, doña Tere Rivas. Interview Ángel (A): ¿A qué edad le diagnosticaron con la diabetes? Doña Tere Rivas (TR): A los cuarenta años. A: ¿Tenía síntomas de diabetes cuando le diagnosticaron? Síntomas de diabetes incluyen mucha sed, muchas […]
Listen to a clinical encounter about back pain in Spanish. You will hear Mr Sanchez present to the doctor for pain in his back after lifting heavy boxes. You can read along as you listen with the transcript provided below.