20+ Common English Phrases for the Doctor’s Office

When we have a health problem we can go and see a doctor. Here are some useful phrases you should know ...

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When we have a health problem we can go and see a doctor. Here are some useful phrases for the doctor’s office you should know.

Common Phrases for the Doctor’s Office

At the reception

1. I’d like to see a doctor.

2. Do you have an appointment?

3. Is it urgent?

4. I’d like to make an appointment to see Dr. …

5. Do you have any doctors who speak …?

6. Do you have private medical insurance?

Discussing symptoms

1. How can I help you?

2. What’s the problem?

3. What are your symptoms?

– I’ve been feeling sick.

– I’ve been having headaches.

– I’m very congested.

– My joints are aching.

– I’ve got diarrhoea.

– I’ve got a lump.

– I’ve got a swollen/ sprained ankle.

– I’m in a lot of pain.

– I’ve got a pain in my back/ chest/ waist.

– I think I’ve pulled a muscle in my leg.

– I’m asthmatic/ diabetic/ epileptic.

– I need another inhaler/ some more insulin.

– I’m having difficulty breathing.

– I’ve got very little energy.

– I’ve been feeling very tired.

– I’ve been feeling depressed.

– I’ve been having difficulty sleeping.

4. How long have you been feeling like this?

5. How have you been feeling generally?

6. Is there any possibility you might be pregnant?

– I think I might be pregnant.

7. Do you have any allergies?

– I’m allergic to antibiotics.

8. Are you on any sort of medication?

– I need s sick note.

Being Examined

1. Can I have a look?

2. Where does it hurt?

3. Does it hurt when I press here?

– I’m going to take your blood pressure/ temperature/ pulse.

4. Could you roll up your sleeve?

– Your blood pressure’s quite low/ normal/ rather high/ very high.

– Your temperature’s normal/ a little high/ very high.

5. Open your mouth, please.

6. Cough, please.

Treatments & Advice

1. You’re going to need a few stiches.

2. I’m going to give you an injection.

3. We need to take a urine sample.

4. You need to have a blood test.

5. I’m going to prescribe you some antibiotics.

6. Take two of these pills three times a day.

7. Take this prescription to the chemist.

8. You should stop smoking.

9. You should cut down on your drinking.

10. You need to try and lose some weight.

11. I want to send you for an X-ray.

12. I want you to see a specialist.

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Phrases for the Doctor's Office

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