Dialogues with Patients in Spanish

Archive - Main Page

Medical Spanish for healthcare providers: archive - main page

Please select a page of the archives to review the recorded dialogues.

Archive - Page One (1-15)

Archive - Page Two (16-30)

Archive - Page Three (31-45)

Archive - Page Four (46-60)

Archive - Page Five (61-73)

Here is an alphabetical list of some of the medical conditions which link directly to corresponding dialogues. (Remember, it is not medical advice, just learning Spanish!)

abdominal pain, abscess, allergies, anemia, arrhythmia, asthma, back pain, bronchiolitis, burn injury, cancer, cavities, childbirth, congestive heart failure, conjunctivitis, constipation, diabetes, Down syndrome, ear infection, emphysema, febrile seizure, fracture, gallstones, hematochezia, hernia, hypothyroidism, irritable baby, jaundice, Kawasaki disease, lead poisoning, leukemia, migraine, mononucleosis, nasal foreign body, neurocysticercosis, parasites, peritonsillar abscess, pheochromocytoma, pinworms, poisoning, pregnancy, scabies, tinea, transient ischemic attack, tuberculosis, urinary obstruction, vertigo, Wilms tumor

I recommend that you make a concerted effort carefully review all seventy three theoretical patient encounters, perhaps one or two each day, and then begin again. In addition to pronunciation and vocabulary, please pay attention to the types of questions patients ask, and phrases and expressions that are commonly used.

As an extra challenge, try watching St. Elsewhere - Season 1, a fantastic medical drama. The DVD has the option of Spanish audio on the language menu, and of course subtitles if needed. I recommend that you hit pause sometimes and repeat aloud what they are saying.