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 interviewed […]
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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 recommending folic acid during pregnancy to help prevent neural tube defects. What follows is a short excerpt from this audio lesson where we answer […]
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 […]
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 flu […]
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 seminar.
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 […]
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.
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.
Spanish Grammar Audio Quiz 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 […]
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 gives 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 insulin dose and how to administer it.
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.
Quick Navigation SALUDOSDESPEDIDASGRACIASFOLLOWING AN APOLOGYAPOLOGIESEXPRESSING SYMPATHYWant to learn more? Learn how to greet someone, ask how they are doing, handle an apology, express sympathy, wish someone well, and say goodbye, in Spanish.SALUDOS Buenas días. ¿Cómo le va?Good morning. How is it going? Buenas tardes.Good afternoon. Buenas noches.Good evening. ¿Cómo se siente?How do you feel? Bienvenida/o(s).Welcome. ¿Cómo está la familia?How is your […]
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 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 […]
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.