Structural issues and Peripheral Vascular problems. Each category includes videos on specific conditions, treatment options and specific devices.
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”
April is almost over and I still have not completed my review of the latest health app I have been using. The Health App of the Month will be back and better than ever in May. Hopefully, with time, I will have more posts this summer on many Digital Health topics. As always, if you have any comments, suggestions or ideas for the site, please let me know.
Title: WebMD Mobile App
What it is: A mobile medical reference app
What devices: Apple and Android products
Who should use it: Anyone who wants broad reliable medical information at their
Why use it: There are numerous medical websites on the internet and if you are looking for medical information it can be hard to know where to start. What is good information and what sources can be trusted? The first place to start can be the WebMD mobile app.
The mobile app has many different features that make is a very useful first step to researching medical questions.
1 Symptom Checker – to guide you towards potential medical diagnosis based on symptoms you are experiencing
2 Reference of medical conditions – broad list of medical conditions with useful information for each condition, all presented in a format that is easy to understand and geared towards patient use
3 Drug reference for pharmaceutical information. – listing pertinent information about what it treats, what to look out for, what a specific medication interacts with other and what to do if you miss a dose
4 First Aid – Basic How-to for caring for injuries and medical conditions on your own and instructions for when to seek care
5 Provider database – You can even search your area, or any area you might be traveling in, to look for physicians and hospitals.
The WebMD mobile app is a nice way to have reliable medical information at your fingertips. The app is definitely geared for lay-person use. This app not rigorous enough for physician use. The Medscape mobile app may be better suited for that.
While the WebMD mobile app may not meet the needs of physicians in daily practice, it is a great useful reference for anyone looking to obtain quality medical information from a reputable source.