Going to the Doctor

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Common English vocabulary words used when going to the Clinic or Hospital

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Going to the Doctor

  1. 1. Common Vocabulary *
  2. 2. 1. When is the last time you went to the doctor? 2. Have you ever had surgery? 3. What usually happens when you visit the doctor?
  3. 3. When people are very sick for a long period of time… most people go to a small ______________ or a big __________________.
  4. 4. When people are very sick for a long period of time… most people go to a small clinic or a big hospital.
  5. 5. Before you go, you usually have to make an __________________; however, many places will accept ______________ if they are not busy.
  6. 6. Before you go, you usually have to make an appointment; however, many places will accept walk-ins if they are not busy.
  7. 7. When you get to the hospital or clinic, you must check-in at reception then you go ….
  8. 8. to the Waiting Room
  9. 9. After waiting, a receptionist will call your name… but you won’t see the doctor first. You will see the…
  10. 10. Who is this? What is she doing?
  11. 11. She is a NURSE She is taking the man’s blood pressure Nurses also: - Weigh/measure patients - Draw/Take blood - Give injections - Assist the doctor
  12. 12. After you see the nurse, the _____________ will come in. You are the _______________.
  13. 13. The doctor or specialist The patient
  14. 14. When you see the doctor… Step 1: The patient describes their ______________. Step 2: The doctor checks the patient and makes a ________. Step 3: The doctor prescribes a __________________ to cure the problem.
  15. 15. When you see the doctor… Step 1: The patient describes their symptoms. Step 2: The doctor checks the patient and makes a diagnosis. Step 3: The doctor prescribes a treatment to cure the problem.
  16. 16. Sometimes, illnesses and injuries need attention immediately. What happened to this boy?
  17. 17. He has a fractured / broken bone Where should he go?
  18. 18. He should go to the emergency room How can he get there?
  19. 19. He should call an ambulance
  20. 20. If the injury is serious, it may need __________
  21. 21. Surgery / an operation What happens when you have surgery?
  22. 22. The surgeon may use … to numb the pain __________________ ___________________
  23. 23. The surgeon may use … to numb the pain General Anesthesia (gas mask) Local Anesthesia (injection)
  24. 24. If you have surgery, you must also have an… ___________________ They use this to 1) ___________________ and 2)_____________________
  25. 25. If you have surgery, you must also have an… IV Drip (Intravenous drip) They use this to: 1) keep the patient hydrated with fluid 2) give medicine directly through a vein into the bloodstream.
  26. 26. After surgery, the boy may have to wear a ________________. When the bone has _________, he can take the _______ off
  27. 27. After surgery, the boy may have to wear a cast. When the bone has healed, he can take the cast off
  28. 28. After surgery, your body may ___________ and _____________. *These are the side effects from surgery.
  29. 29. After surgery, your body may swell and bruise. *These are the side effects from surgery.
  30. 30. But don’t worry, after a few weeks or months, you will __________________.
  31. 31. But don’t worry, after a few weeks or months, you will recover / make a recovery.

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