Here is a lesson for learning English by having a conversation with a general practitioner about health problems:
The patient, named Monica, walks into the doctor’s office and greets the receptionist.
Receptionist: Good morning, Monica. How can I help you today?
Monica: Good morning. I have an appointment with the doctor.
Receptionist: Of course. The doctor will be with you shortly. Please take a seat.
Monica sits down and waits for her turn. A few minutes later, the doctor greets her and they both walk into the examination room.
Doctor: Hello, Monica. How are you feeling today?
Monica: Not too good, actually. I’ve been having some health problems lately.
Doctor: I’m sorry to hear that. What seems to be the problem?
Monica: Well, I’ve been experiencing some pain in my lower back. It started a few days ago and it’s been getting worse.
Doctor: I see. Have you tried any pain relievers or over-the-counter medications?
Monica: Yes, I have. But they don’t seem to be helping much.
Doctor: Alright. Let’s take a look. Can you lie down on the examination table? (Monica lies down) Can you point to where the pain is?
Monica: It’s here. (Monica points to her lower back)
Doctor: Okay. I’m going to examine you now. Just relax and let me know if anything hurts. (The doctor performs a physical examination and takes some notes)
Doctor: It looks like you have a strain in your lower back muscles. It’s quite common, especially if you’ve been sitting for long periods of time or engaging in heavy lifting.
Monica: Oh, that makes sense. I have been working long hours at the office and I did lift some heavy boxes a few days ago.
Doctor: Yes, that could be the cause. I’m going to prescribe you some pain medication and physical therapy. I also want you to take it easy for the next few days and avoid any heavy lifting.
Monica: Okay, doctor. Thank you for your help.
Doctor: You’re welcome. If the pain doesn’t improve, or if it gets worse, don’t hesitate to come back and see me.
Monica: I will. Thank you again.
Doctor: You’re welcome. Take care of yourself.
And that’s the end of the lesson. This conversation covers common vocabulary and phrases used in discussing health problems with a doctor, as well as basic conversational English.
Here is some additional information to help you better understand and use the vocabulary in a conversational context:
- General practitioner – a doctor who provides primary medical care for people of all ages and health conditions
- Receptionist – a person who greets visitors, answers phone calls, and manages appointments at a doctor’s office
- Appointment – a pre-arranged meeting with a doctor or other healthcare professional
- Examination room – a room in a doctor’s office where physical exams are conducted
- Pain – an unpleasant sensation in the body that signals the presence of injury or disease
- Lower back – the lower part of the back, just above the hips
- Pain relievers – medications used to relieve pain, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
- Over-the-counter medications – medications that can be purchased without a prescription
- Strain – an injury to a muscle or tendon caused by overuse or overstretching
- Muscles – the tissues in the body that contract and relax to produce movement
- Sitting – the act of being seated
- Heavy lifting – the act of carrying or moving heavy objects
- Office – a place where people work, usually in an administrative or professional capacity
- Physical examination – a medical evaluation of a person’s body, including a visual inspection and manual tests
- Notes – written records or observations made by a doctor during a physical examination
- Prescribe – to write a prescription for medication or treatment
- Pain medication – medication used to relieve pain
- Physical therapy – treatment that uses exercises, stretches, and other physical activities to help improve movement and manage pain
- Avoid – to stay away from or not do something
- Improve – to become better or more successful
- Worse – having a lower quality or value; not as good as before
- Don’t hesitate – don’t be reluctant or uncertain about doing something
- Take care of yourself – take steps to maintain your health and well-being.
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