Bates' Pocket Guide 17+

Physical Exam & History Taking

Unbound Medicine, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 168 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



FREE Preview – View select topics that demonstrate Bates’ step-by-step format to quickly obtain a health history, conduct a physical exam, and review possible findings.

*Featuring the Latest Content from the new 9th edition*

The Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking contains the critical information needed to obtain a meaningful health history, conduct a thorough physical exam, and interpret the findings quickly and accurately. Locate answers fast and review step-by-step techniques and possible findings using the distinctive two-column format with updated images. Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the ideal quick-reference resource for today’s medical, PA, pharmacy, and nursing students.

• Over 130 detailed topics with step-by-step instructions
• Updated photographs, illustrations, and references reinforce key content based on
the latest evidence-based information
• Two-column layout optimized for smartphones and tablets
• New Algorithms provide helpful starting approaches for patients with common
presenting symptoms.
• Differential diagnoses for common, normal, and abnormal findings
• Highlight and take notes within any entry
• Advanced Search helps find topics quickly
• “Favorites” for bookmarking important entries

Authors: Lynn S. Bickley MD, FACP, Peter G. Szilagyi MD, MPH, Richard M. Hoffman MD, MPH, FACP, Rainier P. Soriano MD

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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Version 1.9

* Bug fixes

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

pinakyng ,

Good app

I like this great for use at clinicals and easy to maneuver. Has good visual pictures to assist

Gmaria8 ,

Wrong Algorithms

In the app, Algorithm 23-2 is titled Approach to Shoulder Pain — except the image shown is for Back Pain. Algorithm 23-3 is the reverse - it’s titled Approach to Back Pain — except the image shown is for Shoulder Pain. This is concerning…

Developer Response ,

Thank you for reaching out to us! This issue has since been resolved, however if you continue to experience difficulty please reach out to our support team directly at so we can provide further assistance.

Ambergifford8383 ,

Too pricey

Honestly after buying the textbook, the physical pocket guide and the video access I think that should count toward this app. Won’t be purchasing

Developer Response ,

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