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 OccurIn 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 have been…,” […]
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.
Listen to a dialogue about asthma in Spanish. This clinical encounter takes place in Latin America. Mrs. Ramírez brings her daughter to the clinic when she notices her daughter is having trouble breathing. Member? Access the premium series Asthma
Mrs. Ortiz presents to the clinic with pain in her wrist. Listen for the following Key Words: – Tingling – Radiate (e.g.”Does the pain radiate into your hand?”)
Scene of a Car Accident in Spanish In this lesson, you will hear an EMT respond at the scene of a car accident. Listen as he evaluates her mental status and neurological function and looks for signs of internal injury.
Be a medical receptionist in Spanish. Greet a patient, request that s/he fills out a form, and ask about medical insurance in Spanish.
Doña Luisa presents to the ER unable to speak Listen to this clinical encounter about a stroke in Spanish. Doña Luisa is weak on one side and unable to speak. The ER doctor must obtain most of the history from her daughter. Listen to how the doctor asks about weakness, balance, and the onset of […]
This lesson introduces our Spanish for Women’s Health series. You will hear the doctor take a reproductive health history and perform a gynecological exam in Spanish. Listen for words pertaining to Women’s Health, like pregnancy, miscarriage and menstrual cramps. LEVEL – INTERMEDIATE Continue Reading
Evaluating Abdominal Pain in Spanish Learn how to ask questions about abdominal pain in Spanish. The doctor asks about location, timing, quality, provocative factors, and associated symptoms