Speak English Now Podcast: Learn English | Speak English without grammar. - #163 Different Types of Doctors in English
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10M • 25/2 2021

#163 Different Types of Doctors in English

Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com [https://speakenglishpodcast.com/]. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. This episode is going to be interesting because we will talk about doctors in English. And I'll tell you about a surgery I had last week. You'll also improve your English grammar without memorizing any boring rules. Before I get started, remember to get the transcript atSpeakEnglishPodcast.com [http://speakenglishpodcast.com/] This way, you listen and read at the same time if you find it necessary. Let's start. Today I would like to tell you a bit about my experience of having to undergo surgery for the first time. Although you probably didn’t notice my absence last week, I was in the hospital for a few days after having gallbladder surgery. I always had difficulty eating some foods, and I didn't know why. Finally, after many tests, the doctor told me he had good news and bad news. I wanted to know good news first. The good news was that he had found the cause of my digestive problems. I had gallstones in my gallbladder. And the bad news was that I had to have my gallbladder removed altogether. But I was looking forward to the surgery. And since I wanted to avoid getting overly nervous before the procedure, I decided to concentrate on work. I doubled my workload before the surgery so that you wouldn't miss any of my weekly episodes. And on the day of the surgical procedure, I packed a suitcase with all the things I thought I needed while in the hospital. It is always wise to be prepared. But in the end, I didn't need much of it because I spent most of the time sleeping. Now I’m happy to be back home. The intervention was a success, and I feel great, I was even able to start working on a new episode. But enough about me, let's talk about the different types of doctors in English. Let's start with the general practitioner. What’s a general practitioner? If you have a health problem, you usually go to a general practitioner. For example, if you have a cold or a stomach ache, you see a general practitioner. We also call this type of physician a family doctor. What if you have a terrible toothache? Do you go to your family doctor? Of course not. In that case, you should make an appointment with a reputable dentist as soon as possible. I know many of you don’t like going to the dentist, but I have a visit every six months, and that helps to prevent major complications. So a dentist is a doctor who treats problems related to teeth and gums. Well, what if you have a problem with your vision? What do you do? If you have a problem with your eyesight, an eye infection, or anything related to your eyes, you should see an optometrist. An optometrist is an eye doctor. Get the transcript here: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com [https://speakenglishpodcast.com]

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