Read the following information.

Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Medicine #2

Notes: Assume that today's date is 5 November 2019

You are a practitioner examining a 30-year old male patient, Mr. Daniel Lewis.


Name: Daniel Lewis (Mr)

DOB: 15 July 1989

Address: 456 Oakwood Lane, Oakville

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: IT Consultant

Height: 180cm Weight: 85kg BMI: 26.2 (overweight 5/11/19)

Social History: Non-smoker, Occasional social drinker (beer and wine)

Substance Intake: Nil

Allergies: None known

Family History: Mother – breast cancer (in remission); Father – hypertension

Maternal grandmother – diabetes; Maternal grandfather – prostate cancer

Paternal grandmother – osteoarthritis; Paternal grandfather – heart disease

Previous Medical History: None of significance

Presenting Complaint: Chronic lower back pain for the past year, worsened over time, no recent trauma

Provisional Diagnosis: Chronic non-specific lower back pain

Plan: Recommend physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and weight management. Consider imaging if symptoms persist.

Writing Task:

Using the information in the case notes, write a letter of referral for physical therapy to Ms. Sarah Mitchell, a physical therapist at Oakville Physical Therapy Center, 789 Elm Street, Oakville. In your answer:

  • Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences

  • Do not use note form

  • Use letter format

The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Ms. Sarah Mitchell

Oakville Physical Therapy Center

789 Elm Street



5 November 2019


Dear Ms. Mitchell,


Re: Mr. Daniel Lewis, DOB 15.7.1989


I am writing in reference to Mr. Daniel Lewis, a 30-year-old IT consultant, for physical therapy due to his chronic lower back pain, which has been persistent for the past year. Despite the absence of recent trauma, his condition has worsened progressively.

Mr. Lewis presents with no significant medical history, allergies, or substance intake. His family history includes his mother's breast cancer (currently in remission), his father's hypertension, and various musculoskeletal and cardiovascular conditions in his grandparents.

His occupation as an IT consultant involves prolonged sitting and minimal physical activity, which could contribute to his condition. Presently, Mr. Lewis is diagnosed with chronic non-specific lower back pain, and his BMI of 26.2 indicates that he is overweight.

Given the duration and progression of his symptoms, I recommend a physical therapy evaluation and treatment. Lifestyle modifications, including weight management, should also be considered. In the event that his symptoms persist, imaging studies may become necessary for a more comprehensive assessment.

I kindly request your expertise in addressing Mr. Lewis's chronic back pain and assisting him in regaining his comfort and functionality. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information or have specific questions regarding his case.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.


Yours sincerely,


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