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10 best medical apps for Android
Medicine is kind of a weird topic for us here. You can do a whole bunch of medical stuff with apps these days. There are diabetic apps, apps to track your fitness and overall health, and there are even apps to track your water intake. We have lists for all of that, so for this one, we’re going to focus more on general medicine. Here are the best medical apps for Android! Please note, if you believe you’re having a medical emergency, please immediately call emergency medical services. Nothing here should be used to treat or diagnose a medical condition. See your doctor regularly for checkups.
Those who may have stumbled upon this page during the COVID-19 pandemic have some different options from the apps below. We highly recommend a news app so you can keep up with updates regarding things like lockdown status, COVID-19 new cases, and things like that. You can also use Google Search to search for this stuff.
Additionally, we recommend using Google Maps (Google Play link) to find COVID-19 testing centers and we highly recommend using a contact tracing app (available for both Google Play and iOS) if your region supports one. That’s the best we can do in terms of technology. Please take the proper precautions to avoid contracting and spreading the virus. Also, please ask your doctor if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
The best medical apps for Android
Price: Free / Up to $8.99
AccuWeather is an excellent weather app and a decent app for some folks. You can easily check things like the temperature, humidity, and potentially severe weather conditions. It also sends heat alerts, low humidity alerts, and other weather phenomena that may apply to the chronically ill. Additionally, it shows you various pollens, dust, dander, mold, and other stuff in the air so you can manage your allergies if you have them. The weather can have a huge effect on health and this app is one of the better ones for it. Plus, it has a single price instead of a subscription price, something that is popular with newer weather apps.
Ada is kind of like WebMD, but in bot format. You tell the bot your symptoms and the bot tells you what the illness might be. You can search basic stuff like fever or coughing along with stuff like bug bits or skin rashes. The bot also recommends potential treatments for basic stuff. Of course, this is in no way meant to replace a medical diagnosis by a trained doctor, but it can give you an idea of what might be wrong.
Doctor on Demand
Price: Free (doctor visit costs money)
Doctor on Demand is a service that connects you to board-certified doctors in your area. You won’t get a comprehensive diagnosis with it. However, you can get quick help for things like the flu, depression, anxiety, skin irritations, heartburn, and other minor issues. Of course, you’ll want to see an actual doctor for anything more serious because these doctors can’t perform treatment or testing. The service seems to work well overall and users have had only positive things to say about having a doctor in their pocket. It’s one of the better medical apps for those who need a quick visit without jumping through hoops.
Figure 1 is quite a useful app for doctors and nurses. It provides a variety of medical images that doctors can use to help diagnose patients. It obviously won’t be helpful for the basic or common stuff that all doctors know. However, it can be helpful for those rare diseases. The app also includes HIPAA-compliant messaging between doctors, connect with other doctors, and more. There is also a big emphasis on sharing and viewing case studies for additional learning. This one is for doctors and nurses, not us normal people.
GoodRx Drug Prices and Coupons
Here’s one of the better medical apps for non-medical people. GoodRX is an app for buying and comparing drugs. The features include allowing you to compare drug prescription prices, finding deals, and helping find the best medication for your budget. Of course, you should run it by your doctor before you actually buy medication, but this is a good way to educate yourself on what’s available to you. The experience is generally positive. The app is also free with no advertising or in-app purchases.
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Price: Free / $2.99
Medical Terminologies is a reference guide that can help you learn various medical terms. You’ll be able to find information on a variety of uncommon words and phrases. The app comes with complete offline support, a quick search, and unlimited bookmarks. The unlimited bookmarks are especially helpful. There is a ton of information here. The design is a little older than we’d like, but it’s very functional. It also has Android Wear support if you need that. It’s one of the best medical apps for medical students. You can try out the free version or go pro for $2.99.
Price: Free (with ads)
Medscape is a bit of a powerhouse in this space. You can find all sorts of medical knowledge here. That includes basic stuff like news from the industry along with instructional videos about various medical procedures. The app also includes drug side effects and interactions between over 7,000 drugs and over 8,000 monographs. It’s mostly for medical professionals. However, those who want to learn more about the health industry (or just check drug interactions) can definitely use the app as well. It’s completely free with ads.
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Price: Free / $2.99 per month / $27.99 per year
mySugr Diabetes Logbook is an app that helps you keep track of your diabetes. It works for both type one and type two diabetes. That way you can keep accurate logs no matter the version you’re dealing with. Some of the other features include quick logging, analysis, and an insulin calculator. The free version comes with the basics. There is a subscription you can pay for to get even more features. There is also a scanner app, but that’s only available on iOS devices.
Price: Free (usually)
WebMD has a series of decent medical apps. Their main app is kind of a catch-all. It has drug info, info about diseases, and all kinds of other information. They also have an app specifically for allergies, another one for children, and even one for coaching pain. These are excellent apps for general medical knowledge. You can even learn things like first aid and check out local doctors in your area. WebMD’s symptom checker is a source for many memes across the Internet. Thus, we don’t recommend what the app tells you at face value. Always follow up with a doctor.
Your doctor’s website and health insurance apps
Price: Free (usually)
Many doctors and medical organizations have official websites now. It’s often the best spot to check a lot of stuff. Last year, I had a particularly bad case of bronchitis and I was able to view my test results on the web without a follow-up. Many doctors let you do things like that now. It saves time, money, and you only have to go back if something doesn’t look right. In addition, most health insurance app providers have apps for customers. You can view your benefits, pay your bill, find doctors in your network, and get quick access to customer service. These are kind of obvious, but everyone should have their health insurance app on their device.
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