Epocrates (Version iOS 21.6.1)

Epocrates (Version iOS 21.6.1) -Synopsis: Known as the No. 1 medical reference app, Epocrates provides current safety, diagnostic and treatment information when and where health care professionals need it.

Price and Platform: Free with paid option. Apple and Android.

RDN Score: 4/5


  • Easy to search with clear and concise information.
  • Practical and easy way to view disease and medical references, medication information, health insurance information, news, study briefs and current treatment details.
  • Access more than 600 different calculators, decision tools and risk-scoring systems and quickly view normal values for laboratory panels.
  • Read alternative medicine monographs and stay up to date with news and current treatment guidelines.
  • Customize your Epocrates home screen with drag-and-drop options for features you use most often.
  • Physicians and other health care professionals can earn continuing education credits within the app.
  • Check for drug interactions and identify medication using the comprehensive pill image database.
  • For those working in a clinical setting, check insurance coverage and alternatives.
  • View labs, ICD-10 codes and peer-reviewed disease content from the BMJ in the PLUS plan ($16.99).


  • The professional version can be pricey but may not be necessary for RDNs and NDTRs.

Bottom Line: Ideal for health care professionals and interns in clinical settings, this app puts the reliable, comprehensive and easy-to-navigate Epocrates web service in your pocket.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.