View Full Version : A Doctor Speak to English Dictionary PLEASE!

06-20-2008, 10:58 AM
My DH got a report from his Dr. for his latest MRI. Some of it may be quite harmless doctor speak, but I would like to have a doctor speak to English dictionary to figure it all out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hmm:

Jan in CA
06-20-2008, 11:29 AM
Ask the doctor to tell you in layman's terms what the results are. You shouldn't have to go elsewhere to find out. :??

06-20-2008, 11:31 AM
yes got to agree, ask the doc to say it english so you can understand. i have a friend whos a doc and he talks another language at times. usually i jusr ask him to talk english

go back though, they are there to help you to understand and treat


06-20-2008, 11:36 AM
I agree that your Dr should tell you everything in layman's terms. In the meantime here is a site from National Institutes of Health that I have used quite frequently and successfully for my medical terminology classes, Medical Dictionary (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html)
Good luck with the translating!

06-20-2008, 11:05 PM
Basic rule: the less understandable the doctor-speak the more benign the condition.

06-21-2008, 10:01 AM
That's nice to know! I guess DH is perfectly healthy by the lines and lines of Dr. Gibberish!

06-22-2008, 11:48 AM
ITA, if the report was sent to you, it should be in English.

06-23-2008, 09:46 AM
One of my friends is a doctor - her DH and I just say to her "please translate" and she says it in English.