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DIALOG 1: Doctor : Hello! What can I do for you?

Patient : Good Morning Doctor. I am not well.


Doctor : Come and sit here.
Doctor : Open your mouth.
Doctor : How long are you not well?
Patient : Since yesterday.
Doctor : No problem-did you have Motion yesterday?
Patient : No Doctor-not so freely.
Patient : Doctor I feel giddy.
Patient : I don’t feel like eating at all.
Doctor : then?
Patient : I feel like vomiting.
Doctor : Do you take a lot of water?
Patient : No, doctor I don’ take too much.
Doctor : Did you take any medicine?
Patient : Yes Doctor, I took Anacin.

MR.KAPOOR: Good morning, Dr. Sharma!


DR.SHARMA: Good morning! What’s wrong with you?
MR.KAPOOR: I have been suffering from fever since yesterday.
DR.SHARMA: Have you any other problem?
MR.KAPOOR: I also feel headache and shivering.
DR.SHARMA: Let me feel your pulse and check your fever……… At this time the fever is
102 degree. Don’t worry, there is nothing serious. I am giving you the medicine, and you will
be all right in a few days.
MR.KAPOOR: Thank you, doctor.
DR.SHARMA: But get your blood tested for malaria, and come with the report tomorrow.
MR.KAPOOR: OK doctor.
DR.SHARMA: I shall recommend at least two days rest for you.
MR.KAPOOR :Would you prepare a medical certificate for me to submit it in my office?
DR.SHARMA: Oh sure…………. This is your medical certificate.
MR.KAPOOR :Thank you very much. Please tell me how shall I take this medicine?
DR.SHARMA: This medicine is for one day only. Take this dose as soon as you reach your
home and the second at 3 pm and the third at night before sleeping.
MR.KAPOOR: What should I eat doctor?
DR.SHARMA :You should eat only light food. You can take milk and fresh fruit also.
MR.KAPOOR :How much shall I pay you doctor?
DR.SHARMA :Rupees hundred only.
MR.KAPOOR: Here it is please. Thanks doctor.
DR.SHARMA: It’s all right.
MR.KAPOOR: Thank you doctor. I shall see you tomorrow with my blood report.

Doctor: — What seems to be the problem?


Doctorul: — Care pare sa fie problema? / Ce anume va supara?
Daniel Adams: — I have a high fever and a splitting headache. I lost my
appetite, too.
Daniel Adams: — Am febra mare, si imi crapa capul de durere. Si mi-a disparut
si pofta de mancare.
Doctor: — Did you take your temperature?
Doctorul: — V-ati luat temperatura?
Daniel Adams: — Yes, it's 39°C. I took three aspirins, but they didn't work.
Daniel Adams: — Da, este 39°C. Am luat trei aspirine, dar n-au avut nici un
efect.
Doctor: — Let me examine you. Open your mouth. ... All right. Cough, please.
Doctorul: — Dati-mi voie sa va examinez. Deschideti gura. ... In regula. Tusiti, va
rog.
Daniel Adams: — (sound of a cough)
Daniel Adams: — (zgomot de tuse)
Doctor: — You have the flu. You need to stay in bed for three days. I'll write
out a prescription for you. ... There you go. Take this to the drugstore.
Doctorul: — Aveti gripa. Trebuie sa stati trei zile la pat. O sa va scriu o reteta. ...
Poftim. Duceti-va cu asta la

Some Troubling Symptoms

Patient: Good afternoon.

Doctor: Good afternoon. Have a seat. So, what have you come in for today?
Patient: Thank you. I'm feeling ill, I've got quite a bad cough, but I don't seem to have a fever.

Doctor: I see. How long have you had these symptoms?


Patient: Oh, I've had the cough for two weeks, but feeling ill just these past few days.

Doctor: Are you having any other problems?

Patient: Well, I've got a headache. I've also had a little bit of diarrhea.

Doctor: Do you produce any phlegm when coughing?


Patient: Sometimes, but it's usually pretty dry.

Doctor: Do you smoke?


Patient: Yes, a few cigarettes a day. Certainly no more than a half a pack a day.

Doctor: How about allergies? Do you have any allergies?


Patient: Not that I'm aware of.

Doctor: Does your head feel stuffy?


Patient: Yes, for the past few days.

Doctor: OK. Now let's have a look. Could you please open your mouth and say 'ah'?

Key Vocabulary
symptoms
to feel ill
cough
fever
to have a cough
headache
diarrhea
phlegm
to cough
allergy
stuffy
to feel stuffy

Patient" Hello doctor! Can you spare me a few minutes?


Doctor: Certainly! Come in and sit down. Now, what is the matter with you?
P: That is just what I want you to tell me.
D: Well, tell me how you are suffering?
P: I seem to be generally out of sorts. I have no appetite for my food, and yet I am always
suffering from indifestion.
D: Are you troubled with headaches?
P: Yes, I am. And what is worse I cannot sleep at night.
D: I see, What is your work?
P: I am a clerk in an office, and have to work long hours.
D: What sort of exercise do you take in the evening?
P: I am afraid I don't take any. I feel so tired when I get home that I simply want to sit down,
or go to bed.
D: I see. Well, you are evidently run down, and need a rest and change. All your troubles are
signs of nervous exhaustion. I will give you a nerve tonic but the main thing is rest. If you do
as I say, you will soon be all right.
P: Thank you, doctor. I will follow your advice, Good sight!
D: Good night! And let me know how you get on.
Shazia: Good morning, doctor.
Doctor: Good morning.
S: 's mother: My daughter Shazia is running temperature today, doctor. Please check my
loving daughter.
D: Sit on the stool Shazia and open your mouth.
S: 's mother: Does she have fever?
D: Yes, she should take these medicines regularly three times daily.
S: 's mother: For how many days this treatment is required?
D: 3 day. Moreover, it is necessary to take precaution.
S: 's mother: My daughter has become very weak. Please write some medicine to recover her
from this weakness.
D: Medicines are not necessary to treat such weakness. She should drink milk and eat eggs
etc. These are the great gifts of God Almighty and a complete food.
S: 's mother: Can my daughter take bath?
D: Why not. Taking bath every day is necessary in such summer days even if she has a fever.
S: 's mother: When should we come again?
D: Please come here again after three days.
S: 's mother: Good morning doctor, Please (After 3 days) check my daughter.
D: Your daughter does not need further medicine. She will be safe and sound.
S: 's mother: Good-bye, Thank you doctor.
D: Good-bye, Thank you.

Doctor: Hello. I am Dr. Smith. I will be the physician taking care of you today. What seems to
be the problem?

Patient: Hi Dr. Smith. I'm having trouble breathing, I'm dizzy and I'm running a fever.

Doctor:OK. How long have you been feeling this way?

Patient: I'd say for about three days now. I felt so bad last night that I came into the ER. I wish
I hadn't because I have horrible insurance. My premiums are high and hardly anything is
covered.

Doctor: I'm sorry to hear that. Are you part of an HMO or do you have private insurance?

Patient: I have private insurance. Anyway, is there anything you can do for me? I don't seem
to be getting any better.

Doctor: Well, I'll have to check you out to be able to make a diagnosis. Let me listen to you
breathe. Oh. This doesn't sound good. It is probably pneumonia. This is pretty serious. You
are going to have to check in to the hospital tonight so we can observe you. Mrs. Darby, the
nurse practitioner, is going to take care of you.

Patient: I thought it was serious. Honestly it has been a while now that I haven't felt so good.

Doctor: Do you get a regular checkup each year? You may have had this for months now.

Patient: No. I never go to the doctor. With this bad insurance I try not to come in. The last
time I saw a doctor was two years ago when I sprained my ankle. I wasn't even going to come
in then, but it was so swollen that my husband made me go.

Doctor: Well, I understand that medical care can be expensive nowadays. Be that as it may,
when you are suffering from any kind of ailment, especially one this severe, it is worth the
money.

Patient: Easy for you to say being a doctor who makes a lot of money.

Doctor: Ok. Well, that's just something to think about. Just wait here and the nurse
practitioner will be in shortly.

Patient: OK. Thanks doctor.

Doctor's Diagnosis

Physician
Your test results have come in.
I'm afraid the prognosis isn't good.
You have a long road to recovery.
We have several options to discuss.
The blood test came back negative.
The transfusion was a success.
It looks like you're ready to go home.
I'd like to keep you here over night.
We'll know more in a few days.
You're not in the clear yet.
We've ruled out diabetes.
I'm hoping to get to the bottom of this soon.
Patient

I don't understand what this means.


Am I going to need surgery?
Is it good news or bad?
When will the tests results come in?
How long do I have to stay in the hospital?
What is the success rate?
Are they going to run more tests?
Is this a common problem for people my age?
I'd like to discuss other options.
I'm going to get a second opinion.
Sample Conversation
Doctor: Hi Jessica. How are you feeling today?
Patient: A bit better.
Doctor: That's good to hear. Are you still feeling nauseous?
Patient: No, I haven't felt sick to my stomach since you switched my medication.
Doctor: Great. Say, your test results came in this morning.
Patient: It's about time. Is it good news or bad?
Doctor: I guess it's a bit of both. Which do you want first?
Patient: Let's get the bad news over with.
Doctor: Okay. It looks like you're going to need surgery to remove the tumour from
your leg. After the operation you're going to have to stay off your feet for at least three weeks.
That means no soccer.
Patient: I was afraid you were going to say that.
Doctor: Now for the good news. The biopsy shows that the tumour is benign, which
means it's not cancerous. We're going to take it out anyway just to be on the safe side.
Patient: Wow, that's a load off my mind. Thanks Doctor.
Doctor: Don't get too excited. We still need to get to the bottom of all of this weight
loss.
Patient: I've probably just been so worried about this stupid lump.
Doctor: These things often are stress related, but we're still going to do a few blood
tests just to rule a few things out.
Patient: Things like what? Cancer?
Doctor: Actually, I'm thinking more along the lines of a food allergy.
Doctor's Diagnosis

Physician

Your test results have come in.


I'm afraid the prognosis isn't good.
You have a long road to recovery.
We have several options to discuss.
The blood test came back negative.
The transfusion was a success.
It looks like you're ready to go home.
I'd like to keep you here over night.
We'll know more in a few days.
You're not in the clear yet.
We've ruled out diabetes.
I'm hoping to get to the bottom of this soon.
Patient

I don't understand what this means.


Am I going to need surgery?
Is it good news or bad?
When will the tests results come in?
How long do I have to stay in the hospital?
What is the success rate?
Are they going to run more tests?
Is this a common problem for people my age?
I'd like to discuss other options.
I'm going to get a second opinion.
Sample Conversation
Doctor: Hi Jessica. How are you feeling today?
Patient: A bit better.
Doctor: That's good to hear. Are you still feeling nauseous?
Patient: No, I haven't felt sick to my stomach since you switched my medication.
Doctor: Great. Say, your test results came in this morning.
Patient: It's about time. Is it good news or bad?
Doctor: I guess it's a bit of both. Which do you want first?
Patient: Let's get the bad news over with.
Doctor: Okay. It looks like you're going to need surgery to remove the tumour from
your leg. After the operation you're going to have to stay off your feet for at least three weeks.
That means no soccer.
Patient: I was afraid you were going to say that.
Doctor: Now for the good news. The biopsy shows that the tumour is benign, which
means it's not cancerous. We're going to take it out anyway just to be on the safe side.
Patient: Wow, that's a load off my mind. Thanks Doctor.
Doctor: Don't get too excited. We still need to get to the bottom of all of this weight
loss.
Patient: I've probably just been so worried about this stupid lump.
Doctor: These things often are stress related, but we're still going to do a few blood
tests just to rule a few things out.
Patient: Things like what? Cancer?
Doctor: Actually, I'm thinking more along the lines of a food allergy.