Smartphones have come so far that virtually anything we need information about can be accessed directly through our smartphones via applications. This applies to medical related stuff as well, and there are actually a decent number of medical apps on the Play Store spanning all different types of medical needs. Here’s a list of 10 apps in this category which are worth checking out.
Feed Baby – Baby Tracker
Whether you need help tracking feeding times or you’re simply just curious and interested to document them, Feed Baby – Baby Tracker will let you feedings, diaper changes and more. The app has Android Wear support, and a selection of widgets so you can view things at a glance from the wrist or your phone’s homescreen.
Ovia Pregnancy Tracker
Similar to Feed Baby, Ovia lets you track progress related to your baby, but this app focuses on tracking your baby’s pregnancy rather than feedings and other things after it’s born. Besides giving you day to day updates on your pregnancy for things like development and size of the baby, it also has a wealth of tools and articles that are at your disposal to grab any information you might need.
Like many things today, even setting doctor appointments can be done with our smartphones and tablets. Practo does just that and lets you find the perfect doctor for your needs from a vast network of verified doctors and set an appointment once you’ve found one. This app seems to be limited to India and a few other Asian regions, but nevertheless seems to be quite useful for anyone who may reside in those areas.
This one should be pretty self-explanatory, as it’s a native app for the 1-800 Contacts service that lets you see and search for contacts, place orders, and track your shipping status for orders. The interface is easy to use, and has some pretty cool features like letting you scan your contact lens box to upload your prescription.
Pet First Aid – Red Cross
If you have a pet, having a general knowledge of how to care for them with minor accidents or issues can be useful, and the Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts a wealth of veterinary advice at your fingertips. You can use it to help you look for warning signs of health related issues, and program your Vet’s number to be readily available from within the app at a moment’s notice.
Epocrates is an app and service which boasts being used by regular everyday individuals and physicians/doctors alike. It’s basically a drug reference app with all kinds of information related to over the counter drugs to help provide better patient care.
Doctor On Demand
You can’t always find the time to make it to the doctors office for a consultation or visit, and that’s where apps like Doctor on Demand can come in handy. It lets you schedule and participate in video visits with physicians, Psychologists, doctors and more that are board certified, allowing you to get advice from your doctor wherever you are, all from your smartphone or tablet.
Managing medications can be a little daunting at times, which is why it can help to have something to make the process easier. CareZone is an app which can do just that by allowing you to create medication lists and set reminders for when to take specific meds so you keep to the scheduled times you’re supposed to. Better yet, you can create lists by scanning in your meds using the camera to take pictures of the prescription bottles.
GoodRx Drug Prices
Medication and over the counter drugs can be quite expensive, so there is all the more need for an app like GoodRrx Drugs and Prices to help you find the lowest prices on the medications you or your family needs. The app boasts the ability to help you save up to 80% on prescription drug costs, which is quite a bit and can really add up to a lot of savings if you commonly need to refill your medication.
Medscape comes from the experts at WebMD, and aims to give you access to loads of medical related information as well as topical news relating to health and medication. You can use it access medical calculators, as well as information on drugs or diseases, and it’s even got offline access for times when you aren’t able to connect to the internet.