ProSpanish Healthcare: Spanish for Family Practitioners
By Rios, Joanna and Fernandez Torres, Jose

Just what non-Spanish-speaking family practitioners need

As the Hispanic population within the United States rises, medical personnel are increasingly faced with the challenge of communicating with Spanish-speaking patients--but without effective means of language acquisition. ProSpanish Healthcare: Spanish for Family Practitioners presents a solid grasp of practical, conversational Spanish. Designed around audio and visual elements for ease of learning, these resources present key grammatical structures, all the essential vocabulary, colloquial terms and expressions, and cultural insights that will enable medical professionals to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients. This audio course is for family practitioners, physicians, primary healthcare providers, and hospital and clinic administrators.

Each audio package contains:

  • 224-page illustrated course book with two 75-minute audiocassettes
  • 60-minute vocabulary audiocassette focusing on the specialized terminology required in each medical field
  • Continuing Medical Education credit test booklet
  • Exercises that simulate the written tests set by the specific professional accreditations bodies



DOI: 10.1036/0658008471

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Author Biography

Joanna Ríos, Ph.D., and José Fernández have presented intensive medical language and cultural workshops throughout the United States since 1983. These courses are sponsored by the University of Arizona Rural Health Office, Public Health Service, and the National Health Service Corps and are accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Association of Family Physicians.


ProSpanish Healthcare: Spanish for Family Practitioners
Author(s): Rios, Joanna and Fernandez Torres, Jose
ISBN: 0658008471
DOI: 10.1036/0658008471

Format: paperback.
Pub date: 13 Jul 2001
Copyright: 2001
$39.95 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill

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