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 […]
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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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Talking About the Flu in Spanish Learn how to talk about the flu in Spanish. In this Q&A, we discuss the symptoms of the flu, how it is transmitted, complications of the flu, and the flu vaccine. Then we review the key vocabulary in Spanish. You will learn to say the following in Spanish: to […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 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.
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?”)