Visiting The Doctor: Learning Activities with Loisa

Part 1: Vocabulary

Directions 1:

Please watch the vocabulary video.

Directions 2:

Please read the following vocabulary words and their definitions. If you need to translate, use the translation flags on the right side of our website.

Doctor Visits Vocabulary List:

1. Physician:

  • A medical doctor who treats illnesses and injuries.

2. Examination:

  • A thorough inspection or investigation by a doctor to assess someone’s health.

3. Diagnosis:

  • Identifying a disease or condition by examining the symptoms.

4. Treatment:

  • Medical care provided by a doctor to help improve a patient’s health.

5. Prescription:

  • A written order from a doctor for a specific medicine or treatment.

6. Waiting Room:

  • A room in a doctor’s office where patients wait to be seen.

7. Stethoscope:

  • A medical instrument used by doctors to listen to a patient’s heartbeat and breathing.

8. Symptoms:

  • Signs or indications of an illness or condition that a patient experiences.

9. Vaccination:

  • The act of receiving an injection to prevent a disease.

10. Blood Pressure:

  • The force of blood against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps it around the body.

11. Specialist:

  • A doctor who focuses on a specific area of medicine or a particular type of treatment.

12. Referral:

  • When a doctor directs a patient to another healthcare provider for specialized care.

13. Pediatrician:

  • A doctor who specializes in the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.

14. Follow-Up:

  • An appointment scheduled after an initial visit to monitor progress or continue treatment.

15. Insurance:

  • A system that provides financial protection against healthcare costs.

Visiting the Doctor

Directions: Please read the following paragraph.

When you visit the Physician for an Examination, they will carefully assess your symptoms to provide an accurate Diagnosis. Depending on the Diagnosis, the doctor will recommend a suitable Treatment which may include a Prescription for medication. While waiting in the Waiting Room, the doctor may use a Stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat and check your breathing. They might also check your Blood Pressure to ensure it is within the healthy range. If needed, they may refer you to a medical Specialist for further evaluation or a Vaccination. In some cases, you may require a Referral to a Pediatrician if you are a child. After the visit, it is vital to schedule a Follow-Up appointment and ensure all necessary Insurance information is provided for billing purposes.

Comprehension Questions based on “Physician Examination”:

Directions: Please answer the questions below, and then check your answers afterwards.

  1. What is the primary purpose of a physician examination according to the text?
  2. How does a doctor determine the appropriate treatment for a patient after making a diagnosis?
  3. What medical instrument might a doctor use in the waiting room to check a patient’s heartbeat and breathing?
  4. Why is it important to schedule a follow-up appointment after visiting the physician?
  5. When might a child be referred to a pediatrician after a physician examination?

Answer Key:

  1. The primary purpose of a physician examination is to carefully assess symptoms and provide an accurate diagnosis.
  2. A doctor determines the appropriate treatment for a patient based on the diagnosis made during the examination.
  3. A doctor might use a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s heartbeat and check their breathing.
  4. It is important to schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure proper monitoring of the patient’s condition and recovery progress.
  5. A child may be referred to a pediatrician after a physician examination if necessary.

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One thought on “Visiting The Doctor: Learning Activities with Loisa

  1. Hello, I’m Loisa, the one who created these exercises. I’m studying to teach English as a second language, and I hope you liked these exercises! Please leave a comment if you liked these exercises or if you would like to give me feedback on how to improve! ๐Ÿ™‚

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