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Medical Spanish: Healthcare Phrasebook with Audio app for iPhone and iPad

4.8 ( 7728 ratings )
Reference Medical
Developer: Batoul Apps
5.99 USD
Current version: 3.1.1, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 12 Jan 2009
App size: 46.82 Mb

#1 selling Medical Spanish phrasebook is now better than ever with audio, search, conjugation, bookmarking, unsurpassed functionality, and new sections requested by users like you!

*Featured in "Whats Hot" in iPad Apps in iTunes!
*Featured on as one of 6 iPad medical apps Transforming Businesses!
*Recommended by and for Emergency Physicians on The Central Line, and on Gosh, thats neat!
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Written by physicians, and designed by an iPhone and Mac software engineer, this eloquent and thorough phrasebook is like having a personal interpreter on call 24/7 in your pocket for a price less than a burrito. The goal of this app is not only to assist you in obtaining a full SOAP note with "yes or no" questions, but to help you become more independent and confident using your Spanish.

You will feel great as well knowing profits from your purchase are reinvested into local free health clinics and to medical relief efforts in Haiti. Ensuring nothing but the highest quality translations, professional interpreters have triple reviewed the content for accuracy and fluency, and the audio was recorded in a Mac studio.


Medical Spanish has over 6,000 well categorized entries, all which can be found in search and bookmarked. Sections include:

Subjective [Questions]
* Medical & Surgical Hx
* Family & Social Hx
* OPQRST for Pain
* Lymph/Endocrine
* Integument
* CV
* Heme
* Resp
* GI
* GU
* Repro
* Musculoskeletal
* Psych
* Mental Status

Objective [Instructions]
* Full Head to Toe Exam
* Dental
* Ocular
* Obstetric
* Osteopathic
* Chiropractic

Assessment and Plan [Instructions]
* Radiology
* Phlebotomy
* Nursing
* Prescribing
* Links to Informative Patient Handouts

Basic Spanish:
* Common Expressions
* Directions
* Medicinal Plants
* Vocabulary
* Conjugation
* Much More!

What have our users said?

* “Incredible app. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Amazingly comprehensive. I’m a prediatric neurologist with a fairly specialized vocabulary, but was able to find almost everything I needed. It even reads the phrases to you !!!! [...] I feel so much better equipped to communicate with my Spanish speaking patients.”

*“This app is extremely convenient and easy to use. The organization of everything works perfectly, letting me carry out an entire patient exam without being distracting. I found myself using this app everyday… I would highly recommend this to anyone who interacts with Spanish speaking patients [...]. Great job!”

*“I… learned quite a bit of Spanish within a few days. Only thing better would be having an actual Spanish translator following you around all day.”

*“Medical Spanish App adds audio in latest update, and were definitely smitten“

Medical Spanish includes an easily searchable glossary of thousands of translations from the 2005 edition of the English-Spanish Dictionary of Health Related Terms, a publication of the California-Mexico Health Initiative and the Office of Binational Border Health, California Dept of Health Services. Please note, due to space limitations, the glossary is the only section in the app w/o audio.

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Pros and cons of Medical Spanish: Healthcare Phrasebook with Audio app for iPhone and iPad

Medical Spanish: Healthcare Phrasebook with Audio app good for

I am so happy with this. I was about to buy a book or a cd on Amazon, but this will come in handy. It has all the basics that I need. And even has a conjugation part :) its cheap and worth it!!!!
Dont know if its just mine, but the glossary is messed up. Its alphabetically incorrect. Other than that it looks awsome, Im training to be an interpreter and this will be a huge help.
This app is the cats a*s! Despite my very basic Spanish, Ive rescued my attendings nearly daily when we needed to ask important questions on rounds in the hospital, saving our interpreters and patients a lot of time. audio is articulate and clear, making this app the best 7 bucks Ive spent. as far as improvements, although theres a great list of verbs, I would like to see a section on conjugation. otherwise, its thorough for any healthcare provider.
I have used this app so many times and everytime it works awesome!!! I have utilized it with multiple doctors to assist with their assessments n h&ps n i think I have help sell about 15 installs of this app! We all seem to love it!!! Extremely helpful n triage and basic physical assessment of the acutely Ill patient!!! Love the ability to bookmark the phrases I use most!
This application is very easy to use, and informative. Amazing!
I dont speak Spanish, so as a medical resident, this app has been indispensable for rounding. Using it on a daily basis, I can get the meat and potatoes from my patients in the clinic, the ER, and the wards. The app does have a gazillion things or phrases one would need, and theyre all organized nicely. Overall excellent, very user friendly, w/ sweet audio for correct pronunciation (which helps people like me) - even my attendings were impressed. Muchas gracias for making my life easy, and my hospitals interpreters lives easy tambien

Some bad moments

Argh, cant believe I just wasted my money. This is not user friendly, I cannot get the audio to load, do I need wifi to use this???? No bueno :(
The app has partial audio and is miss leading as advertised. It has very little related to dental care which is the reason for my purchase. Not worth the price.
Just purchased this APP and re-downloaded it but no matter what I do there is no audio!!! Extremely disappointed. Not sure who to contact to fix the problem. Would not recommend this App to anyone.
Should have read the reviews. Was looking for something that would help in the pre-op, anesthesia, and post-op areas. Very limited application. Definitely NOT worth $5.99.
After initially working fine, the app no longer plays the phrases through my iPhone speaker. The app support page is useless.