5 tools to find your doc

Published: 02nd June 2016 05:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2016 07:02 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: You an inspiring doctor and you are looking for some trendy applications for your phone? But you are not able to judge the best one? Here is the list of five trending applications for inspiring doctors which will help them to get insights of real medical world:


Buzz4health is a unique professional platform for doctors and medical students, which lets them collaborate through real medical cases and other continuous medical education content. The customised professional platform helps verified doctors post their medical cases in a click and seek opinion of 100,000+ registered doctors on the platform.

Buzz4Health has also adopted a social currency, where doctors can earn credit points if their answers are backed by votes. Traditionally, CME’s have been confined to physical workshops and conferences but Buzz4health aims to disrupt that by providing premium online content which is not only remotely available but is duly certified and approved by the relevant medical associations.

UpToDate: Anywhere registrants and individual subscribers can now answer their clinical questions anytime, anywhere by downloading this app onto an Android phone or tablet. UpToDate is the leading clinical decision support resource with evidence-based clinical information – including drug topics and recommendations that clinicians rely on at the point of care. UpToDate has been the subject of over 30 research studies confirming that widespread usage of UpToDate is associated with improved patient care and hospital performance.

Practo: Practo allows one to search and book appointments with doctors registered on it. One could search based on specialty or name, check the doctor’s qualifications, consultation fees and feedback from previous patients and then book appointments from his/her smartphone. Currently, there are around 200,000+ verified doctors and clinics across major Indian cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai and so on.

The best thing - you could get reminders for upcoming appointments so you don’t miss any.

The app is available for free on Android and iOS.

Epocrates Plus: A must have app for anyone who is medical professional. It includes clinical practice guidelines, information on diseases reviewed by doctors, information about various lab tests and their interpretations, treatment recommendations, and substitute medicines. disease information, clinical practice guidelines, alternative medications, lab guides, coding and more content is available by upgrading to an Epocrates Plus subscription. Disease information, alternative medications, lab guides and more clinical tools and content are available by upgrading to an Epocrates Plus subscription.

Medscape: Medscape can be used by doctors, students and nurses alike. It provides information on various drugs and diseases.

It also keeps users updated on medical news and lets them use medical calculators via the app itself. The best thing about this app is that it comes with offline access.

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