5 Apps That All Doctors Should Have

There’s an app, or seemingly 100, for just about everything. That includes the world of health care. Many of the apps available for doctors and other medical professionals save time, improve doctor/patient communication, and even evaluate risk factors. One app can be a lifesaver on those extra busy days. But as previously mentioned, there are many apps available. Which ones are worth trying? We’re going to offer a helping hand. The following six apps are a good starting point.


Free to download, Epocrates has more than one million healthcare providers onboard. This handy app allows physicians to review drug information. The powerful interactions checker allows you to search and compare up to 30 medications at once. Additionally, if you need to identify medication in a pinch, Epocrates has you covered. The pill id feature enables doctors to identify medication by shape, color, and even scoring.

Pricing: Free with a 14-day trial of premium features. Premium plans start at 16.99 per month.


Communication with your patients is vital. And that’s where Doximity shines. This cool communication app enables doctors to contact their patients without using their private cell number. How? Your patient receives a text message, sans your cell number–you designate the callback number. Your patient doesn’t even have to download the app.

Pricing: Free with an option to upgrade to pro. Pro plans start at 19.99 per user per month.


Medscape is one of the most downloaded apps in the space, and for good reason. This powerful app provides access to over 6200 reference articles, information on 8500 drugs and supplements, and even a platform to share difficult patient cases with colleagues. And even better, it’s free.

Price: Free


Does thoroughly vetted medical reference at your fingertips sound helpful? Then you should check out DynaMed. This highly-rated app is designed to assist physicians at point of care thereby helping patient health outcomes. And isn’t that what every doctor wants?

Pricing: For physicians $399 per year.


Used by more than 2300 medical organizations, VisualDx aims to help physicians receive timely information when they need it most. Touted as “your trusted second opinion,” VisualDx helps doctors take on tough cases through visual variations of diseases. Bonus, you earn CME credit with every search.

Price: Starting at 39.99 per month.

There are more incredible medical apps on the market, but these five great examples represent the power of this cutting-edge medium.