6 Essential Apps and Sites for Those in the Medical Profession

December 21, 2015

4:00 pm

The world of medicine is one of the most cutting edge in the world and it is no real wonder that there are some excellent resources in the shape of apps and sites online for those in the area. So, here are a list of some of the very best ones for those in the medical area to take advantage of:


Well known and considered to be the best of the bunch, Epocrates is an app that can be found on both Android and iOS devices. It has been downloaded millions of times, and it allows medical professionals to access information about different drugs and their interactions. The app also helps with referrals and consultations and can give patient data, like body mass index.

You do not have to pay anything to download Epocrates. However, if you want the full range of features, like disease information, you have to buy Epocrates Essentials within the app itself. This costs $159.99 each year.


Also found on both Android and iOS devices, Isabel provides diagnosis assistance. There have been a number of studies in medical journals that show its results are very accurate. Once a doctor has made a diagnosis, they can check to see if the app agrees with them. There are thousands of symptoms and disease presentations included in the database, and users can enter patient information, like age and gender, to get more specific results.

In order to use the app, you have to be able to access the Internet. In addition, although the app is free, if you want to access the data you need to pay $10.99 per month. Alternatively, you could pay a yearly fee of $119.99.

Read by QxMD

Medical professionals must be aware of the latest advances in the field. As a result, many spend a great deal of their free time pouring over journal articles. Read is available for both Android and iOS devices. It is a handy place to store numerous journals and medical literature. Users can download articles, journals and studies that interest them from a variety of sources.

There is a vast amount of information to access, and a lot of it is free. That makes the app very valuable for doctors that want to keep up with what is going on in the world. The app can be downloaded at no cost, but some of the material may have associated fees.


Doctor CPR offers hundreds of thousands of medical jobs and practice resources to those working in the medical industry. Whether it’s doctor office jobs or medical field work, it’s the go to resource for people in the medical arena. It has a range of top practice resources, practices for sale, info on financial advisors and much much more.


Making professional connections is important in the medical world. Doc2doc provides a place for interns, residents and doctors from across the world to “get together” and talk about anything that might be on their mind. Although it is essentially a social media site, it is unique in that it motivates medical professionals to learn more about medical issues from different parts of the world.

New England Journal of Medicine

This is a site where medical professionals can go to find news and health reports. It is incredibly detailed and far from simple; there are a lot of medical terms used, which may be distracting to some at first, but once you get used to them, you will find very useful facts and information.

For those working in the medical area these six different apps or sites make for excellent resources and can truly help create a better medical standard through using the online, offline.

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