Top 5 Most Useful iPad Apps for Physicians

Given the rising popularity of the iPhone, iPad and other tablets among US physicians, medical and health-related apps are becoming increasingly common and valuable. From apps that aid physicians in diagnosing conditions to apps that help run your medical practice, if you’re ever in need of assistance, rest assured, there’s definitely “an app for that!”

Here are our Top 5 Most Useful Apps for Physicians:

1) DocBookMD

DocBookMD is a way to look up and contact members of your local medical society and pharmacies. This HIPAA-compliant app allows physicians to send X-Rays, EKGs, test results and other patient information directly to colleagues. To ensure security, a Medical Society identification number is needed in order to use this app.

2) Medscape

This app includes a drug interaction checker, procedure reference and daily medical news updates. You can also earn CME/CE credit for taking courses right on your mobile device!

3) MedPage Today Mobile

MedPage Today Mobile provides 24/7 breaking medical news coverage to your iPad or iPhone. It also offers CME/CE credits at your fingertips across over 30 specialties and annual coverage of over 60 meetings and symposia.

4) Mobile MIM

This app provides wireless and portable access to medical images including MRI, X-rays, Ultrasounds and other modalities. While not intended to replace full workstations, Mobile MIM is a great alternative when workstation access is limited.

5) The Merck Manual – Professional Edition

The Merck Manual app is a digital version of its reference text. Users can browse the app by section and by symptom, and the app automatically logs what sections users have read.

These are just a few off of the long list of health related apps! Visit for a full list of “Apple’s Top 50 iPad Apps for Doctors.”

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