While studying at the San Pedro Spanish School, my friend Sonja and I interviewed a family practice doctor from San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. Dr. Francisco Méndez tells us about perinatal care in Guatemala and the essential role played by las comadronas (midwives.) Without the comadronas, he says Guatemala’s health care system would collapse. We […]
Welcome to another lesson covering Spanish Verbs. In this Spanish grammar audio lesson, we practice using common Spanish verbs with prepositions. As with all my audio lessons, I invite you to speak Spanish with me. This lesson will focus on verbs with prepositions, followed by the infinitive of another verb. For example, Verbo + Preposición […]
In this quick audio lesson, you will learn how to say and explain neural tube in Spanish. In our most recent premium audio lesson covering Spanish for prenatal care, we practice Spanish for recommending folic acid during pregnancy to help prevent neural tube defects. What follows is a short excerpt from this audio lesson where […]
Ready to give some recommendations in Spanish for a healthy pregnancy? In today’s lesson, we will practice recommendations regarding healthy weight gain and caffeine intake during pregnancy. In the upcoming premium lessons, we will learn Spanish for a healthy diet during pregnancy and avoidance of toxic substances such as alcohol and tobacco. Finally, we will […]
Ever wonder why people from Spanish-speaking countries have long names? Today’s episode is an off-the-cuff interview with my teacher at the San Pedro Spanish School, Jesus Elizabeth Cortez Cox. She tells us about where the 4 names in her complete name come from. I hope you enjoy! This interview is just a taste of what’s […]
Welcome to our third free audio lesson covering Spanish for COPD. In the last premium audio lesson, the doctor explained the progressive nature of COPD and the need for regular pulmonary function testing. In this lesson, you will hear the doctor explain alveoli and blood gases. After the dialogue, we’ll review the description of alveoli […]
In the 4 minute video below, I show you how to use the Overcast app to optimize your Spanish learning potential through podcasts. You will learn how to: Subscribe to a podcast feed in Overcast. In the video, we subscribe to the latest premium podcast series: “Spanish for COPD.”Adjust playback speed.Turn on Audio Boost for spoken podcastsUse timestamps within the show […]
Welcome to our second free audio lesson covering Spanish for COPD. In this lesson, you will hear the doctor explain the causes of COPD. In the last dialogue, the patient told us that her father had emphysema. This dialogue begins with the patient asking if she inherited COPD. You will hear the doctor explain the […]
Welcome to our first audio lesson covering Spanish for COPD. In this lesson, you will hear the diagnosis of COPD explained in Spanish. LEVEL – ADVANCED Table of Contents Timestamps are provided at docmolly.com so that you can jump from section to section as you listen. Summary of Dialogue COPD Chronic Bronchitis Emphysema Combination of […]
Happy New Year! I am excited to share more audio Spanish lessons with you in the upcoming year. It’s that time of year again. It’s the flu season and there are a lot of upper respiratory infections going around. So in this audio lesson, we are going to learn how to express symptoms of the […]
Table of Contents Dialogue: Dolor de Vientre Practice the Present Perfect Interview with Sianny Medical Seminar in Costa Rica Today we are visited by Sianny Angulo. Sianny teaches a Medical Spanish seminar in Costa Rica. She asked if she could write a medical Spanish dialogue for this podcast in order to spread the word about the […]
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.
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 material covered in the following premium audio lessons. Subjunctive 15 – Conditional (If… then… ) Statements About the Present Subjunctive 16 – Conditional Statements About the Past Subjunctive 17 – The Subjunctive Following “Como Si” Subjunctive 18 – The Subjunctive Following […]
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 […]