At the Doctor's Office Int

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At the Doctor's Office Int

Listening:

Do you have any allergies?
Do you have a history of asthma?
Does your family have a history of heart disease?
What are your symptoms?
I've had a stuffy nose and a headache.
I've had a sharp pain in my abdomen.
I have a persistent cough.
How long has this been going on?
It's been on and off for about two months.
It's been chronic for two weeks now.
I think it's gotten worse over time.
What makes you feel better or worse?
Taking painkillers makes me feel a little better.
I try to avoid dairy because it makes my stomach hurt.
I think stress really makes my symptoms worse.
How severe are the symptoms?
On a scale from one to ten, how severe is the pain?
I haven't been able to go to work.
My symptoms have been affecting my home life.
I'm going to run a few tests.
Bring this swab to the lab for analysis.
I'll call you in a week with the test results.






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Mark McCracken

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