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 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