Developer: Self Care Decisions
Price: $3.99 Download on the App Store
SymptomMD - In a day in age when many people either don’t have health insurance, their co-pay is a bit steep or, if you’re like me, just don’t like having to go to the doctor. How does one determine what to do when sick or injured? When is a doctors visit necessary and not just precautionary?
The answers to all of those questions may lie in SymptomMD by Self Care Decisions, LLC. Designed to help make educated decisions towards the type of care needed for relief of an illness or injury, SymptomMD could possibly save you thousands of dollars and many wasted hours in doctors offices or emergency waiting rooms.
According to Self Care Decisions LLC, SymptomMD is derived from the clinical protocols that have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million symptom calls. These protocols have been used by physicians and nurses throughout the US and Canada.
SymptomMD is loaded with a massive amount of information that is fairly easy to access. The first thing to do upon opening SymptomMD is select a symptom. There are four options to selecting a symptom: Alphabetical Index, Body Area Index, Recently Viewed, Keyword Search. Next you’ll narrow your choice by selecting a symptom that most closely identifies your problem. Finally you will receive a list containing advice for the care or treatment of your problem. The advice can range from Call 911 now to Self Care at Home.
SymptomMD has several other features that can also be very helpful. There are options for locating nearby emergency rooms, calling 911, calling your doctor or a child’s doctor, an over-the-counter medication dosage chart and much more.
Having the SymptomMD app is the equivalent of having a first aid book with you at all times. There are certain emergency procedures that everyone should know, such as CPR and Heimlich Maneuver. For those unfortunate situations when illness or injury occurs and you need to determine what to do, SymptomMD is perfect to have available.
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