Talking to a Doctor (CLB 7)

Gap-fill exercise

Listen to the audio, and fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Clue" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
A: Doctor Thomas B: Patient, Hilda

Listen to activity

A: How are you today, Hilda?

B: So-so. My back is still quite from my fall last week.

A: Did you take the I gave you for pain?

B: Yes, I did, but it made my stomach a little .

A: I’m going to send you for an because you’re still in a lot of pain. I want to make sure you haven’t fractured any ribs or other bones.

B: Are x-rays covered by ?

A: Yes, they are. You do not have to pay a .

B: What about ? Do you think it would help?

A: Yes, I’m going to refer you to an OHIP-designated physiotherapy clinic at Toronto Western . I’ll have the x-ray from the forwarded to the clinic before your appointment.

B: Will it cost anything to go to the clinic?

A: OHIP will cover all of your at the clinic. You will need to take my referral letter to the clinic on your first appointment. There may be small fees, but the clinic is covered by OHIP.

B: It hurts when I lift anything or do any kind of .

A: Please don’t lift anything heavy for now. You will have an from the intake physician. You will then receive a treatment plan from the physiotherapist, which may include an exercise program.

B: Okay. Do you have any other for this pain?

A: Yes, I’m going to a muscle relaxant and an anti-inflammatory for you.
I’d also like you to book a follow-up appointment to see me in 3 weeks.

B: Thank you Dr. Thomas. I’ll see you in a few .