COVID-19 HPI [for ER Providers]

Topic:  COVID-19, History of Present Illness (HPI) Target Audience:  Emergency medicine clinicians (doctors, PA’s, or NP’s) Format:  Mainly yes/no questions, a few with short answers Video Version First, I’ll walk you through the medical Spanish phrases for COVID HPI in video form.  You can listen to the pronunciation, and quiz yourself as you go along. …

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Fever PMH [for ER Providers]

Topic:  Fever – Past Medical History (PMH) Target Audience:  ER clinicians (doctors, PA’s, or NP’s who work in the ER) Format:  Mainly yes/no questions, a few with short answers   Video Version First, I’ll walk you through the medical Spanish phrases for Fever PMH in video form.  You can listen to the pronunciation, and quiz yourself …

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Chest Pain ROS [for ER Providers]

Topic:  Chest Pain – Review of Systems (ROS) Target Audience:  ER clinicians (doctors, PA’s, or NP’s who work in the emergency room) Format:  Mainly yes/no questions Video Version First, I’ll walk you through the medical Spanish phrases for Chest Pain ROS in video form.  You can listen to the pronunciation, and quiz yourself as you …

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Mal De Ojo [Medical Spanish Culture]

Mal de ojo (evil eye)

“Mal de Ojo” (occasionally “ojo malo”) is a Spanish phrase that’s most often translated as “evil eye”.  It could also be translated in other ways, such as “bad eye” or “sickness from the eye”.   Basically, Mal de Ojo refers to a supernatural belief that a jealous or envious glance can cause harm, especially to children. …

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Abdominal Pain HPI [for ER Providers]

ER medical Spanish dialogues, abdominal pain HPI

Today I’ll go over the Spanish phrases you could use to take an HPI (history of the present illness) on a Spanish-speaking patient with abdominal pain. This is geared towards emergency room clinicians (doctors, PA’s, or NP’s), or perhaps urgent care. But other healthcare workers can likely benefit as well. We’ll mainly use yes/no questions, …

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Get Started with Medical Spanish

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Ready to learn medical Spanish so you can communicate more clearly with your patients?  Here’s how you can start: Join the Newsletter! I’ll send you my best tips, strategies, and resources to learn medical Spanish.  I know you don’t want constant emails, so I typically only send updates about twice per month. I never share …

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100 Essential Spanish Words

100 Essential Spanish Words

In this post, you’ll learn some of the most-used words in Spanish.   It’s kind of like the 80/20 rule in practice: By learning a fairly small number of super-common words, you can majorly accelerate your progress with medical Spanish (and Spanish in general).   Start With These Spanish Words…Learn More Later Obviously, you’ll want to learn …

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