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"Tell the Doctor" was originally compiled to help Spanish doctors in Orba (Alicante) communicate with their non-Spanish speaking patients. From these small beginnings, it is now used all over Spain.
It also contains information to help you use the various services that are available to those who live or come on holiday here.
The phrases contained in this book are to help you tell your doctor what your problem is and to then be able to understand what his diagnosis and treatment are.
A book this size can only cover the basic problems that may arise but it should give you enough to get out of trouble. Even if your Spanish is good, when you are in pain or under stress it is not always easy to think of the right word or phrase.
The book is divided up into sections that tell the doctor something about you and your condition, and other sections that the doctor can use to tell you about his diagnosis and treatment. If you cannot speak Spanish well, or maybe not at all, you can just point to an appropriate phrase. Or the doctor can point to a phrase and then you indicate if it is true or false (nod or shake your head). If there are alternatives (printed in italics), point to the word or phrase that applies to you. You can also copy out phrases onto a piece of paper before you go to the doctor, so that you have everything you want to ask him in one place. Use the vocabularies to change them as necessary.
"Information about the patient" - pages 94-95
Make photocopies of these pages for each member of your household. Keep them up-dated regularly and where they can be found easily, maybe with your other medical documents. Keep a copy in your car as well. If you take a number of drugs it is also very useful to keep a list of these and the times of day you take them. Take this information with you to the doctor or hospital whenever necessary but especially on a first visit. If you have had treatment in another country, please ask your doctor there for a medical report and get it translated into Spanish before you see a doctor here
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