Does your doctor habla español?

Here’s a list of physicians in Butte County who speak a foreign language

Have you ever felt like your doctor is speaking another language? Well, in some cases it might actually be helpful if he or she does. According to physician survey data posted on the Medical Board of California Web site (, as of Oct. 1, 2008, these are the foreign languages spoken by physicians in Butte County and the number of doctors who speak them:

Arabic 2
Cantonese 4
Farsi 4
French 15
German 11
Hindu 13
Hmong 1
Italian 6
Korean 6
Mandarin 6
Punjabi 9
Spanish 54
Tagalog 4
Vietnamese 3
Other non-English 18
American Sign Language 1