Physicians and surgeons are busy people, so thank goodness for the many iPhone apps available today that can save time and money. With free and easy-to-use medical app technology, a doctor can now have all the information currently available on any illness or medication right at their fingertips.
For your convenience, here are 10 of the most popular free medical apps for iPhone currently available:
Epocrates is an app that provides the user with a database of thousands of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, their uses, safety issues, dosage recommendations and potential side effects. This app can check for drug interactions, helping to prevent unnecessary complications, and even offers a pill identification feature.
MedCalc is a medical calculator that comes in handy for doctors seeking detailed medical formulas. This app offers the medical professional scores and classifications for a large database of medications, with a search function and other helpful features such as a pregnancy calculator, eye chart and growth scales.
CardioMathTool is a cardiology calculator that provides the user with more than 70 cardiovascular formulas. The comprehensive formulas are conveniently arranged into major categories, with information screens describing clinical utility and references. CardioMathTool includes echocardiography, EKG, epidemiology, exercise stress test, general medicine, hemodynamics, and unit conversion calculators, making it an invaluable app for any physician.
4. Medical Encyclopedia—
Medical Encyclopedia was created by the University of Maryland Medial Center, and is extremely user-friendly, with different categories such as symptoms, illness, disease, poison, surgery and nutrition. In addition to giving you potential reasons for symptoms, this app can also give you recommended treatments for illnesses, making it a handy go-to reference guide for anyone in the medical field.
5. AUDIO- Medical Spanish—
AUDIO- Medical Spanish is an important app for any non-Spanish speaking physicians and medical professionals to have on hand to help communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. This app contains more than 250 Spanish/English-translated common medical questions pertaining to symptoms to help assess patients, as well as instructions and advice for doctors to give Spanish-speaking patients.
6. Mental Illness—
Widely considered one of the most comprehensive psychological apps, Mental Illness provides the user with descriptions of multiple mental illnesses, as well as the drugs recommended for treatment. Discussing common issues such as ADHD, eating disorders, autism, depression, anxiety and more, Mental Illness is an app that can be helpful for physicians in every field, as psychological disorders can present in patients along with other illnesses.
7. Novartis Oncology Medical Information—
The Novartis Oncology Medical Information app is popular among users because it allows doctors to search the Novartis database for cancer-related information, and even accepts and answers questions. With over 200 types of cancer that patients may have, it can be very helpful for a physician or surgeon to have an oncology app on their iPhone.
With pharmacy directories to help physicians direct their patients toward prescription resources, updated medical news, drug reference and interaction checkers, medical calculators, disease, condition and procedure references, Medscape may be one of the most important and all-inclusive medical apps a medical professional can own.
Important for any radiologist or radiology student, iRadiology provides the user with over 500 radiological images and abnormal findings that can be helpful for diagnosis and treatment of patients. Anyone in the field of radiology should consider adding this free app to their iPhone.
Doximity touts itself as a sort of “Facebook for doctors” because it allows physicians to privately discuss medical issues and cases with each other. This app could be especially helpful for sharing or seeking treatment advice with other doctors, such as medication types and amounts used to help patients with similar ailments.
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