language barriers

At a Bustling City Clinic, Esperanto Would Come In Handy

Despite three long years of high school French, the best I could come up with was “Je m’appelle Dr. Ofri.” More

A patient’s heartache, lost in translation

by┬áDanielle Ofri Los Angeles Times She is one of my healthy patients. She looks much younger than 60. Sometimes her arthritis acts up, but that doesn’t stop her from exercising. Occasionally she has hemorrhoids or a cold. I enjoy my visits with Wilamena Hernandez (not her real name): no chronic debilitating illnesses like diabetes or … More

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