I am a huge app fanatic. People make fun of how I always say “I have an app for that !”. Here are some of my favorites.
- Epocrates: I have the free version. I look up drugs, dosing, and side effects. For pediatrics the dosing calculator is indispensable. Before my EMR integrated these features I used Epocrates constantly. It also has a useful and free drug interaction feature. It has converters for different medications of the same type which is also useful.
- Evernote: When I read a useful paper, guideline, or textbook section I copy tables and figures into Evernote. It is a searchable note system that you can type into, take photos into, or import pdf’s or screenshots or articles from the web. It is a powerful tool. The free version is great but I pay a small fee to have notes accessible off-line and for larger storage.
- BiliCalc: I love BiliCalc. You enter the time of birth and the time of the lab – you don’t have to calculate hours of life like other apps. It shows you the nomogram and advises if phototherapy is advised and at what interval you should re-check the bili.
- LactMed: You can look up a medication to see if it is safe for breastfeeding mothers.
- GoodRx: allows you to check retail prices of medications for patients paying cash or those with deductibles for medications. It lets you compare pharmacies to get the best price.
- TravWell: From the CDC. You enter the dates and destination of a trip and it tells you any required vaccines or prevention measures.
- PediQuick Calc: Lets you convert infant weights from pounds and ounces to grams and back again.
- CDC STD TX Guide: Up to date regimens for treating STDs.
- Health In Your Hands Scoliometer: always ready to use.
- DigiDoc pulse oximeter: Not FDA certified so cannot be used clinically but it is fun to test my heart rate and pulse ox. Can be integrate to Apple Health app.