Medical Specialists – Revisited

Topic:  A longer list of medical specialists (w/ no dialogue) Target Audience:  ER clinicians Video Version First, I’ll walk you through a list of medical specialists in video form.  (FYI, this video is also available as a podcast. Details below.) Written Version If you prefer, here’s the written version of medical specialists in Spanish. English …

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El Empacho [Cultural Topic]

El Empacho medical Spanish cultural belief

“El empacho” is a Spanish phrase that literally translates to “stomach obstruction”. Basically, it refers to food or other substances causing a blockage in the stomach or intestines.   Naturally, intestinal obstructions can occur (as you know if you work in the emergency room like me). But some beliefs around El Empacho are not necessarily rooted …

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Spanish Anatomy – Chest / Thorax

Chest / Thorax Anatomy Medical Spanish

Topic:  Spanish anatomy terms for the chest region Target Audience:  Healthcare workers Video Version First, I’ll walk you through Spanish anatomy of the chest region in video form.  (FYI, this video is also available as a podcast. Details below.) Written Version If you prefer, here’s the written version of Spanish anatomy terms for the chest …

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Spanish Anatomy – Head / Face

Head & Face Anatomy Spanish

Topic:  Spanish anatomy terms for the head & face Target Audience:  Healthcare workers Video Version First, I’ll walk you through some Spanish anatomy terms for the head & face, in video form.  (FYI, this video is also available as a podcast. Details below.) Written Version If you prefer, here’s the written version of Spanish anatomy …

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Clarifying Patient Symptoms

Clarifying Symptoms Medical Spanish Dialogue

Topic:  Clarifying details of patient symptoms Target Audience:  ER or urgent care clinicians  Video Version First, I’ll walk you through how to Clarify Patient Symptoms in video form.  (FYI, this video is also available as a podcast. Details below.) Written Version If you prefer, here’s the written version of the words & phrases. (FYI, I …

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Occupational Therapy Spanish

OT Spanish Medical Spanish Dialogue

Topic:  Occupational Therapy Spanish (Multiple Subtopics) Target Audience:  Hospital-based Occupational Therapists Format:  Mainly yes/no questions, a few with short answers Video Versions First, I’ll walk you through each section of Occupational Therapy Spanish in video form.  (FYI, these videos are also available on my podcast. Details below.) Part 1: Assessing Home Situation Part 2: Skill …

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Spanish Anatomy – Abdomen & Pelvis

Abdominal Anatomy Medical Spanish Dialogue

Topic:  Abdominal & pelvic anatomy in Spanish Target Audience:  Any healthcare providers who deal with abdominal and pelvic problems Video Version First, I’ll walk you through Spanish Abdominal & Pelvic Anatomy in video form.  (FYI, this video is also available as a podcast. Details below.) Written Version If you prefer, here’s the written version of …

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Numbers in Spanish [An Overview]

Spanish Numbers for Medical Spanish

Today I’ll walk you through the basics of Spanish numbers, including all the patterns you need to know to count into the hundreds or even thousands. Podcast Version Written Version If you’re familiar with Spanish pronunciation rules, you can now pronounce the following list of numbers (or at least make a reasonable attempt): English Spanish …

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Stroke HPI [for ER Providers]

Stroke HPI Medical Spanish Dialogue

Topic:  Stroke, History of the 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 Stroke HPI in video form.  (FYI, this video is also available as a podcast. Details below.) Written Version If you prefer, here’s …

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COVID-19 HPI [for ER Providers]

COVID HPI Medical Spanish Dialogue

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]

Fever PMH Medical Spanish Dialogue

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]

Chest Pain Review of Systems Medical Spanish Dialogue

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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