Imagine you get sick in Iran and you need to visit a doctor and your Persian is not good enough to talk about your health issues. What will you do? You are right, search FarsiMonde to see if there is a free Persian lesson on this website to help you learn appropriate Persian phrases for visiting a doctor in Iran. And here you are. After finding the right page, you need to find the right type of doctor you have to visit. Therefore, this page is organized in a way that you can find the names of physicians and specialists at the beginning.
Finding a Physician
In the next step, you should find the nearest physician or specialist. This won’t be difficult because a quick search in google map or any similar application will introduce you to at least ten specialists, with their contact information. Making an appointment is usually easy in Iran. Call the number you found by your search, give your name and contact information to the secretory, and set the appointment. If the suggested date or time is not acceptable for you, tell the secretary that you do not feel well and you need an urgent appointment. S/he will usually offer you to go to the office and wait to see if there is a cancellation by other patients. If you decide to try this way, you may need to wait between 30 minutes to 3 hours, so you’d better be prepared for it.
For visiting a general physician, making an appointment is not required. You can go to any clinic, hospital, or doctor’s office without an appointment. Sometimes you have to wait up to 30 minutes, so you’d better take something to read. You can also entertain yourself by practicing Persian with other patients who are waiting in.
Explaining Your Problem
After this, comes the difficult steps. When you visit a doctor in Iran, you need to be able to explain your problem in Persian. But do not worry. Farsimonde group provided you with the information you require to conduct a conversation with your doctor in three sections: body parts, health issues, and visiting a doctor. So before going through this page, make sure you know how to explain your problem in Farsi by checking out health problems. On the current page, you will learn the vocabulary and phrases which are used to talk about symptoms, diagnosis, tests, and prescription.
Finally, go through the conversations between a patient and a doctor. By memorizing these conversations, you will be able to imagine yourself in a doctor’s office. If you have an Iranian friend or Persian tutor, you can use these conversations to play roles.
As always, please remind us of whatever you think we should add to this part by leaving comments in Persian or English.