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, […]
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 […]
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 audio lesson is a quiz on the use of the subjunctive in adverbial clauses. It reviews the material covered in the following premium lessons. Subjunctive 10 and 11 – Conjunctions that Require the Subjunctive (e.g. a menos que, con tal que) Subjunctive 12 and 13 – Adverbial Clauses of Time Subjunctive 14 – Adverbial […]
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 the subjunctive in adjective clauses, covered in the premium podcasts: Subjunctive 7 and 8. A subordinate adjective clause describes a noun or pronoun in the main clause of a sentence. When it describes something KNOWN AND SPECIFIC, we use the INDICATIVE. When the subordinate adjective clause 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 Continue Reading
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.
Evaluation of a Baby with Diarrhea in Spanish How do you evaluate a baby with viral gastroenteritis in Spanish? Listen as the doctor asks about the following: How long has the child had diarrhea? Has the mother noted blood in the diarrhea? Is the child vomiting? How many diapers is the child wetting per day? […]
Asking About Developmental Milestones in Spanish Learn how to talk about child development in Spanish. In this clinical encounter, Marcela’s mother brings her in for a routine examination and the doctor asks about different developmental milestones. OJO: The level of this audio lesson is more advanced.
Señora Campos is Evaluated Before Knee Surgery Listen to this preoperative evaluation in Spanish. Mrs. Campos is seen by a physician assistant and they discuss her medical and surgical history and the medications she is taking. She takes insulin for her diabetes. The physician assistant assesses the patient’s risk for surgery. She asks about a history […]
Preparing the Patient for Surgery Learn to talk about anesthesia in Spanish. In this audio lesson, you will hear a nurse anesthetist prepare a patient for surgery in Spanish. He asks about prior surgeries, about the current surgery, when she last ate or drank, when she last took her blood pressure medications and about her […]
Learn the different uses of the Spanish verb ACABAR. In this audio lesson we practice using the verb ACABAR in different grammatical constructs to mean different things.
Learn to discuss CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) in Spanish with the family of a patient with advanced dementia. This is a PART ONE of a dialogue between a doctor and a patient’s family regarding care at the end of life. After suffering a stroke a year ago, the patient has lived in a nursing home and suffers […]
In this audio lesson we practice phrases describing body language in Spanish. While reading in Spanish recently, I took note of several phrases describing gestures or body language, so I decided to make a podcast out of them. First, we’ll practice naming the gestures in Spanish and then we’ll use them in sentences.
Expressing the Duration of an Action or Event That Continues to Occur In this audio lesson, we practice three different time expressions in Spanish to describe something that started in the past and continues into the present. For example: “I have been studying Spanish for years.” In English, we use the present perfect tense, “I […]
Do you know when to use SER vs ESTAR? Some of you may remember my original Spanish Grammar Review podcast that I started in 2007. I took a break to focus on the Medical Spanish Podcast and resumed podcasting about Spanish grammar in June of 2012. In this first podcast of the “new” Spanish Grammar […]
Listen to a clinical encounter discussing blood pressure, lab results and medication changes in Spanish. Señora Lopez presents to the clinic for a blood pressure check and to review her labs.
This audio lesson introduces our first series on mental health in Spanish: “Depression & Anxiety.” Listen to a clinical evaluation of depression in Spanish. A woman presents to her primary care provider with symptoms of chronic pain, fatigue, trouble sleeping, and feelings of guilt and failure.
Practice ways to describe the direction and location of movement.
Learn Spanish for physical therapy and primary care. In this clinical encounter in Spanish, a woman carpenter presents to the clinic with a sore shoulder. This original dialogue for this podcast was provided by one of our listeners Burke Gurney. Burke just traveled to Mexico where he worked with other physical therapists. Check out his […]
How would you describe your body in Spanish? Learn how to describe your body in Spanish. In this audio lesson we practice describing states, sensations and actions in the body. This audio lesson is based on material covered in the Medical History & Exam series available through the Basic Medical Subscription at docmolly.com. This series is […]
Evaluating Chest Pain in Spanish Learn key phrases for asking about pain in Spanish. In this clinical encounter, you will hear a doctor ask about the quality of the pain, its location, and what makes it worse. We then practice interpreting the key phrases into Spanish.
Lyme disease is endemic to Northern Minnesota, where I first started practicing as a doctor. Along with the beautiful summer days come las garrapatas (ticks). I once took care of a camp counselor from Mexico with tick-borne disease, which gave me the idea for this lesson. It provides a great opportunity to practice describing symptoms of […]
This is a more basic audio lesson that covers useful vocabulary for describing our skin in Spanish. Learn how to describe rashes, spots, lumps, bumps, and injuries in Spanish.
Listen to a telephone call about a fever and rash in Spanish. A mother calls the clinic concerned about her child, who appears fussy and has developed a fever with spots on her skin.
Listen to a clinical encounter where Mrs. Sánchez is diagnosed with diabetes in Spanish. They discuss her blood sugar results and next steps.