#1 Medical App - DRG “Taking the Pulse” U.S. Physicians Survey 2010-2018
Join over 1 million health care professionals worldwide who use Epocrates in the moments of care:
• Drugs - Review essential drug prescribing and safety information, including adult and pediatric dosing, adverse reactions, contraindications, black box warnings, pregnancy and lactation considerations, and more—for thousands of drugs
• Formulary - Access national/regional healthcare insurance formularies for co-pay tiers, quantity limits, step-therapy guidelines, prior authorization requirements, and alternatives
• Interaction Check - Identify clinically significant interactions between brand, generic, or OTC drugs and access actionable recommendations to mitigate potentially harmful effects
• Tables - Use our concise, quick-reference guides to find drug information on a wide range of topics, including ACLS protocols, drug class comparisons, endocarditis prophylaxis, vaccinations, Zika virus, and more!
• Calculators - Quickly access dosing calculators, medical equations, and more tools for easy use at the point of care
• Guidelines - View patient-specific recommendations from our library of evidence-based clinical guidelines—designed to be used in under a minute
• Pill ID - Quickly identify and verify drugs by imprint code, color, shape, or other attributes
• Notifications - Scan brief summaries of practice-changing news from the medical literature as well as important updates from CDC and FDA
In addition, disease information, alternative medications, labs, ICD-10 codes, and more content is available by upgrading to an Epocrates Plus subscription.
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Ratings and Reviews
This app is good, and I’ve only had one complaint until today. The one complaint I’ve always had is the notifications page that automatically pops up every time I open the app. This is frustrating because there are already alerts in the app to tell you that you have new notifications (which I don’t use for anything anyway), and you have to wait for it to pop up to then have the option to close it out and get on with what you opened the app to look up. It just adds annoying extra clicks and takes extra time when you’re trying to get to something fast. The new annoyance with the app is that they are doing away with the DDx feature this month. This feature has been a constant go to for me in school for certain assignments, and our teachers even encouraged us to get the app to be able to use this feature at the beginning of our first year because it would come in so handy for some of the things they want us to do. Such a disappointment that they are suddenly getting rid of this. I turned to this app a lot over other apps because of this feature throughout school and still today, but I guess I will be rethinking my subscription to this app when I have others like it now.
Developer Response ,
I'm very sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with the Doc Alerts page and the removal of DDx. We are pleased to announce that a search bar has been included at the very top of the Doc Alerts page for your convenience. That way, you won't have to navigate away from the page to begin searching for the information you need quickly!
The DDx resource was unfortunately removed due to lack of user adoption, but we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed this resource and greatly value your feedback! As an alternative, check out our Diseases reference, which includes diagnostic monographs on common medical signs and symptoms such as headaches, red eye, fever, abdominal pain, dyspnea, fatigue, and many more clinical topics. Our Guidelines Library also features diagnostic guidance on topics such as cough in adults and children, insomnia, sinusitis, asthma, and other common conditions.
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Great app but!
I am a resident physician and I rely on Epocrates heavily for my daily duties. I am already a paid user, and I was ok with that because of how useful the app is so I didn’t mind. It always bothered me that the first screen is always the newsfeed. I would like to be able to access whatever section I want without so many taps on the screen. But to add insult to injury, And what I do mind, is the introduction of “new mandatory ads” of certain “app sponsors” that pop up when I first open the app. As if what I am already paying as a user is not enough, and in order for the “new ads” to go away, I have to pay more. I would prefer the developers increasing the general subscription fee rather than introducing the ridiculous ads that pop up in the welcome screen or even introducing the higher category subscription. It is just so counterproductive and it takes an awful lot of time to get to what I want now with so many taps. More and more I am opting to use different apps like lexicomp, for which my institution offers a free of charge subscription, minus all the ads of course.
Developer Response ,
I'm very sorry for your dissatisfaction with Doc Alerts and the ads you were seeing! We are pleased to announce that a search bar has been included at the very top of the Doc Alerts page for your convenience, as well. That way, you won't have to navigate away from the page to begin searching for the information you need quickly!
Home screen ads should only appear for those users that are not paying for a subscription at normal cost. Other advertisements such as in the banner at the bottom, would be normal to see otherwise and should not hinder your navigation. There should also be a search bar above the ad that can be used for your convenience.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Epocrates App
Epocrates is my go to App because it is clear and concise and to the point and I can find what I need quickly.
I also have another App that is very thorough and shows you studies etc... but personally when I’m taking care of patients I don’t have time to read a study- I need clear, simple and quick answers and that is what Epocrates offers. I’ve used it since NP school and haven’t found anything else that I like better.
I’ve worked in the primary care/urgent care setting. The only thing that I would want that Epocrates doesn’t offer (I don’t believe) is A little more info on IV drugs for instance “this should be a slow push over 2 minutes”... obviously we don’t do that in an outpatient setting but when I worked in the hospital those extra tips would have been helpful- I would feel like Epocrates truly had it all of they added that!
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