Talking to Medical People
Listen to and read this conversation between Mrs. Smith and Angela, Dr. Pacheo's nurse.
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ANGELA: Hello Mrs. Smith. I am Angela, Dr. Pacheo's nurse. Why does your daughter need to see the doctor today?
MRS. SMITH: She has a fever and diarrhea.
ANGELA: How long has she had this?
MRS. SMITH: Two days.
ANGELA: How often does she go to the bathroom?
MRS. SMITH: Four or five times a day.
ANGELA: Has she been eating solid foods?
MRS. SMITH: Sometimes. But since she's been sick, she hasn't eaten too much.
ANGELA: What is her temperature?
MRS. SMITH: 103° F. (39.4° C.)
ANGELA: Has she been vomiting?
MRS. SMITH: No.
ANGELA: Let's take her temperature. Hmmmmmm. 104°F. (40° C.) OK. The doctor will be in shortly.