Transcribe your podcast

Hi, friends.


Today, I'm visiting the doctor for a checkup. Have you ever been to the doctor? Wow. I'm at Manhattan Valley Pediatrics. When you go to the doctor, your grown up will be there with you the whole time. Peek-a-boo. You can also bring a special stuffed animal or a toy with you. Let's bring this bunny inside with us today. Come on.


Hi, Melina.


Hi, Ms. Rachel.


I'm here for a checkup.


Are you here to see Dr. Hoffmann? Yes. Great. Just have a seat, and they'll call you shortly.


Thank you, Melina. You're welcome. Wow. This is called a waiting room. Waiting room. Lots of waiting rooms have fish tanks and toys and books to read, Let's go explore. Come on. Wow. Look at this lightboard. So much fun. I found my favorite color, pink. Let's put it in the lightboard. Put it in, put it in, put it in. Wow. So many colors. Look, a blue car. Beep, beep, Broom, Broom, Bream, Bee, Bee. Let's go sit on the couch together. Come on. What is a doctor? A doctor is a helper who makes sure you're healthy and growing. She checks your eyes, boop, boop. She checks your ears, beep, beep. She checks your tummy, too. She to your heartbeat. She checks every part of you. A doctor is a helper who makes sure you're healthy and growing. I'm so happy to be at the doctor with you today. Okay, let's listen for my name.


Ms. Rachel?




Hi, great to see you. Can you come and follow me to Room 4, please? Yes. Have a seat.


Thank you.


Can you please take off your shoes?


Sure. I'm going to take off my shoes. Taking off my shoes. What do I do next?


Now you're going to step on the scale.


Okay. I'm stepping on the scale.


Now, I'm going to take your height.


The scale takes my weight, and now she's going to see how tall I am. It's so neat to see how much you've Our own. Thank you so much, Kashina.


Thank you, and have a great day. Bye.


Now, we wait for the doctor. What can you do while you wait? Maybe play with your toy? I have this little bunny, remember? Let's pretend she's sleeping. Wake up, little bunny. Hop, little bunny, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, little bunny, Hop, hop, hop. Hop, little bunny. Hop, hop, hop. Hop, hop, hop, hop. Hop, hop, hop, then stop. I hear a knock. It's the doctor.


Hi, Ms. Rachel. Hi, friends.


Hi, Dr. Hoffmann.


It's great to see you today.


It's great to see you, too. I brought a stuffed animal with me so you could show the kids how sometimes you do a little checkup on a stuffed animal.


That's a great idea. Yeah. Can I listen to your bunny's heart? Yeah. Okay, I'm going to put on my stethoscope and listen to her heart.


You can do this at home with a pretend doctor's kit. You could be the doctor and listen to your stuffed animal's heart or your cronops.


Her heart is very strong.




I also think because the bunny has such big ears, we should check her ears.


Good idea. Look at the bunny's ears. One, two.


This tool is called an otoscope. I'm going to use it to look in the bunny's ears. Wow. That ear looks perfect. And this one's good, too. Yay. Ms. Rachel, now it's your turn for a checkup.


I get a checkup now. Great.


So first of all, I would like to look in your eyes.




This is called an ophthalmoscope.


Whoa, that's a big word. How do you say it?






The ophthalmoscope makes little moons and big moons, big and little. I'm going to use it to look in your eyes. Perfect. Everything looks great. Yay. Next, I would like to listen to your heart using my stethoscope.




Now I'm going to listen to your back and check your lungs. Deep breath.


Taking deep breaths also helps me feel relaxed.


You can pretend like you're blowing out your birthday candle.


Oh, smell the roses? Blow out the candles. Perfect. That's fun.


Now, I'd like to use my tongue depressor to look in your mouth. Okay. Open up really wide and say, Ah. Ah. Perfect. Great job. Cool. Now, I'm going to check your reflexes on your knees. Whoa. Oh, that's so neat. Everything's working perfectly. Great.


Hey, friends, let's show Dr. Hoffmann the song we like about the gums sticking to our knees. Icky, sicky, sicky, sicky bubble gum, bubble gum, bubble gum. Icky, sicky, sicky, sicky bubble gum makes your hand stick to your knees. Uh-oh. And you pull them, and you pull them, and you pull them away. That's one of my favorites, too.


Now I'm going to check your ears. This is my otoscope. Some kids like to touch it. See, it doesn't hurt. It just makes your finger glow. Oh, that's neat. Now I'm going to look in your ears. Do you have monkeys in your ears?


I don't think so.


None on that side. Let me check the other one. Very good.


That was easy.


Now I'm going to warm up my hands and check your neck.


This is my neck.


Okay, everything feels great. Yay. Last but not least, I would like to check your tummy. Can you lay down?


Sure. I like getting a checkup.


Your belly feels nice and soft. Great. Thank you for coming, Ms.


Rachel. I really enjoyed my checkup, Dr. Hoffen. Thank you.


Would you like a sticker?




Here you go. Wow.


Look, friends. Blue, yellow, and my favorite color, pink. Yay.


And here's a balloon with a zebra on it. Oh my gosh, thank you so much.


It's an orange balloon with a zebra. Yay. Dr. Hoffmann, I have a question. Sure. How can we stay healthy?


The way to stay healthy is to go outside as much as possible, run around, eat a variety of foods, and spend time with people you love. Oh, that's so nice.


Thank you so much for having me today.


Thank you for coming.


Ms. Pauley had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick, so she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick. The doctor came with his bag and his hand, and he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tap, tap. He looked at the dolly and he shook his head and he said, Ms.


Pauley, put her straight to bed.


He wrote On a paper for a pill, pill, pill.


I'll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill. Come on, let's do it again.


Ms. Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick, so she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick. The doctor came with his back and his hat, and he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat. He looked at the dolly and he shook his head and he said, Poly put her straight to bed. He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill.


I'll be back in the morning with my Bill, Bill, Bill.


Guess who else is getting a checkup today? I'll give you some hints. He's Orange, and he's Furry, and he's so silly. Yeah, it's Herbie. Herbie. Let's check in and see how Herbie's checkup is going.


Oh, here comes the doctor.


Hi, Herbie. How are you today? I'm good.


Hi, Dr. Hoffmann.


Okay, so let's start with your eyes.


Okay, I'm ready.


Do you know what this What's it called?


An eye thing?


It's called an ophthalmoscope.




I'm going to put it next to my eye, and I'm going to look inside of your eye. Okay, I'm ready. Okay, oh, oh, oh. Try to stay still. Okay. Okay, your eyes look pretty. Should I say, Ah? You can say, Ah, when we do your mouth. Do you want to do your mouth now? Yeah. Okay, let's do your mouth.


How do we do that?


Well, I'm going to use my light, and I'm going to use something called a tongue depressor.


I do it for Are those for popsicles?


No, they're not for popsicles. They're just for your mouth.




So open up and say, Ah. Ah. Everything looks fantastic. You did You did a great job. Okay, now you say, Ah. Ah. Yeah. That was fun. Oh, yeah. All right, Herbie.


Now I say, Ah.


You have a great voice, Herbie. I had no idea. Thank you. Okay, so I'd I'd like to look in your ears now. Okay. So I'm going to open up... Oh, wow, you've got a lot of hair around here. Let me find your ears. Okay, there they are. I'm looking in there.


Can you see the apples I ate this morning?


I don't see any apples, but I do see your eardrum and the little bones that conduct your hearing.




What about bananas?


No bananas, but a little bit of ear wax.


Can you see my brain?


Nope, I can't see your brain.




Can I look on the other side? Yeah. No bananas on that side either. Eardrums, wax, and little tiny bones.


Oh, yeah, I had a watermelon.


Should I listen to your heart? Yeah. Okay, let's listen to your heart with my stethoscope. Okay. Let's take a listen.


Boom, boom, boom.


Your heart is going very fast. Are you nervous? No, I'm excited. Oh, that happens sometimes, too. I'm going to listen to your lungs now. Okay. Okay. Take a deep breath. Good job, Herbie. Everything sounds great. Hooray. Can I touch your tummy? Sure. All right, let me touch that belly. Oh, sorry, Herbie. I didn't know you were so ticklish. I'm ticklish. Okay, okay. All right, you're good.


Can I listen to your heart?


Sure. Would you like to try the stethoscope? Yeah. Okay, absolutely. Here you go. Should I put it on you?


Yeah, can you?


Yeah, let's put it on. Okay. All right, here. This is where my heart is. It's on the left side.




You have a nice heartbeat.


Oh, thank you.


It's a very nice heart. Thank you. I can tell you really care.


I do. I do care, Herbie. You did a great job today, Herbie. Can I give you a sticker? Yeah. Here you go.


Thank you.


You're welcome. I'm going to go see my next patient now. It's been really nice spending time with Okay, bye. All right, bye.




Next time I'll bring the popsicles. Hi, I'm Ms.


Ashley. What letter do you hear at the beginning of the word doctor? Yes, the letter D. Can you say it with me? D. Great job. Stop That was a great checkup. And now we're back home again. At home, you can pretend to be the doctor. You can give a checkup to your grown up or a stuffy. Do you have a stuffy you could get out right now? And we'll pretend to do a checkup on the stuffy together. I have a puppy. Yeah. He's so cute. His name is Puppy. Hi, Puppy. Hello. Let's pretend we're the doctor knocking on the door. Knock, knock, knock. Can you do that? Knock, knock, knock. Hello, I'm Dr. Rachel. What's your name, doctor? Hi, puppy. First, I'm going to see how much you weigh. Step on my scale. Can you make your stuffed animal step on the scale? Step on the scale. I'm pretending my hand is a scale. Yeah. Oh, the puppy weighs seven pounds. How much does your stuffed animal weigh? Great. Now, puppy, we need to see how tall you are. We need to see how much you've grown. I'm going to pretend that I'm measuring the puppy.


My puppy is one foot. How tall is your stuffed animal? Great. Good job, puppy. I'm proud of you.


Thank you.


Next, I need to look at puppies. What are those? What do we see with our eyes? I need to look at your eyes. Let's get out our otheloscope. Oh, wow, puppy. Your eyes are looking great. Did you look at your stuffed animal's eyes? Good job. Now, we need to look in our stuffed animals. What are these? What do we hear with our ears? Good job. We need to look in your ears. Do you want to touch the otoscope first to see what it feels like? Let's let puppy touch it. Yeah, that's our otoscope. Yeah. Let's look in your ears now.




Look in your stuffed animal's ears. Oh, looks great. Is there anything in your stuffed animal's ears? Puppy's ears look very healthy. Good job, Puppy. I'm so proud of you.


Hi. Can you help me find my stethoscope? Where is my stethoscope? Where could it be? Do you see my stethoscope? It's on my elbow? No, that's not it. It's on my knee? Hmm, that's not it either. What? It's on my head? Oh, yay. We found it.


Now, we need to look in puppies. What's this? Yeah, Yeah, the mouth. Yeah. Let's get out our tongue depressor. Let's pretend that puppy doesn't know how to say, Ah. Let's show him. Help me on the count of three. One, two, three.


Thank you for showing me.


Okay, puppy, say, Ah.


Your mouth It looks great.


Next, we need to listen to puppy's heart. What do we use to listen to the heart? A, stethoscope. Yeah, stethoscope. Let's put it on and listen to puppy's heart. Okay, puppy. Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum. Can you do that? Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum. Your heart sounds great, puppy. Now take a deep breath. I'm going to listen to your lungs. Can you help puppy take a deep breath? He can't remember how. Good job. I did it. Great job, puppy. You took a deep breath. Thanks for helping. I am going to the doctor by Ms. Rachel, illustrated by Lauren Brands. Today, I am going to the doctor for a checkup. My mommy will be there with me the whole time. I can choose a toy to take with me. First, we will check in at the desk. There are toys and books in waiting area. I can play with the toys and read the books. The nurse is a nice helper. She will call my name. Mommy and I will go to a room. The nurse will tell me to step on the scale. The scale shows the nurse how much I weigh.


The nurse will take my height. I can see how much I have grown. I will meet the doctor. He is a nice helper. The doctor will look in my eyes. The doctor will look in my ears. The doctor will look in my mouth. He will listen to my heart and lungs with a stethoscope. He will check my tummy. He will check my neck. The doctor and my mommy will talk. After that, I will be all done with my checkup. I can choose a sticker. I will feel proud. I will go back home with my mommy. When I'm home, I can play.


Next, we feel our stuffed animal's neck.


Let's try that. It feels good. Now we feel our stuffed animal's tummy. Touch the tummy. Your tummy is great puppy. Sometimes when When you go to the doctor, they might take your blood pressure. They take mine sometimes. And for that, they put something on like this. And it feels like a tight squeeze on your arm. It feels like a big arm hug. Puppy, we're going to squeeze this and take your blood pressure. Does that feel like a big hug or a squeeze? Yeah. Hmm. Which stethoscope is different? Yes, this one. Great job. Now, let's check puppy's reflexes.


Boop, woo.


That's silly.


Boop, woo. Boop, woo.


Great reflexes, puppy. Do you remember what Dr. Hoffmann told us we can do to stay healthy? Let's tell Puppy, we need to tell our stuffed animals. Be active. What does that mean? Run around, go to the playground and climb. Have fun outside. And eat a variety of foods. What's your favorite food? My favorite food is strawberries. They're so yummy. And spend time with your family. Get lots of love. Those things help us stay healthy.


Our stuffed animals are Done with their checkups.


Great job. Should we give them stickers? Should I give Puppy a sticker? Yeah. Here's your sticker, Puppy. You did a great job, and I'm proud of you.Doctor?




Do you have a doctor?


Of course I have a doctor.


Does everyone go to the doctor?


Most people do You go to the doctor, yes.I.


Have one question.Sure. Where's my heart?


It's on the left side of your chest. I'll show you. Right here.Oh, right there.It's right there.


I know where my nose is.


Where's your nose?Right.




Honey, you got it right.I.


Got it.


Where is your nose? Where could it be? Where is your nose? Point to it with me. Yeah, you got it. Where are your eyes? Where could they be? Where are your eyes? Point to them with me. Yeah, we have two eyes. Where is your mouth? Where could it be? Where is your mouth? Point to it with me. That's our mouth. You got it. Where are your ears? Where Where could they be? Where are your ears? Point to them with me. Next, let's pretend that puppy fell off his bike. He needs some bandaids. Can you help? Thank you. Let's get out our bandaid case. Say, open, and it will open. Oh, It opened. Great. It opened. Can you help me put the bandaids on, puppy? Thank you. You say on, and they'll go on. Put it on, put it on, put it on. Great. The bandaid's on Puppy. Let's put one on Puppy's arm. Put it on, put it on, put it on. Oh, wonderful. Puppy is feeling so much better. Next, let's get out my blue bandaid. I think I have a blue bandaid in my pocket. Here it is. Let's put this one on puppy's other arm.


Ready? Put it on, put it on, put it Come on. Oh, Puppy's feeling so much better. Thank you for helping him. I feel better. I'm so glad you feel better. Would you like a hug? Yeah.


How many stickers are there? Let's count them. One, two, three, Three, four, five. Five stickers. Great job.


One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirty, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, eleven, twelve, thirty, fourteen, fifty, sixteen, 17, 18, nine, We learned so much today about going to the doctor.


We learned that a doctor is a helper, and that you can take a special stuffed animal to the doctor. Peek-a-boo. We also learned all the things a doctor checks to make sure that you're healthy and growing. I know when you visit the doctor, you're going to have a wonderful visit. Don't forget that you're an amazing kid, and I'm so proud of you. Bye, bye, friends. Bye, bye, friends. Bye, bye, friends. We'll see you again real soon. Bye, bye.