Doctor's Appointment: Cough and Chest Pain
This dialogue was written by Dr. Hernán Posada and Ana Ramírez. The voices are from two Kenyon students, Elizabeth Hieronymus as the doctor and .... To listen the dialogue, click on each blue sentence.
P:No doctor. I only have this cough and my chest hurts.
P:No, my cough is very dry.
P:Yes, I have had fever up to 38º C. It comes and goes frequently.
P:No one suffers from this cough in my family, but at work a woman does.
P:No, we don't work in the same office.
P:Yes, I am allergic to strong odors such as perfumes and flowers. I am also allergic to dust.
P:Yes, I have been smoking for the last 5 years.
P:I smoke 2 packs per day.
P:Yes. I am so stressed at work that I am not hungry anymore. Besides that my chest hurts so much when I swallow that I really don't want to eat.
P:A couple of years ago.
P:Yes, two years ago, but it was negative.
P:Frequently, I suffocate myself.
P:I try to stop walking and relax a little bit. I also try to breath as deep as I can.
P:Doctor, how does smoking damage the lungs?
P:Thank you very much, doctor.