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Fam Pract Manag. 2012;19(4):5

The article “Medical Apps: Making Your Mobile Device a Medical Device” (May/June 2012) asked readers to tell us about their favorite apps. Here is a selection of responses. – FPM

I’ve used PEPID ( for a number of years in both family medicine and emergency medicine. I have found it to be an indispensable point-of-care tool that I use multiple times daily. It has an integrated database of medical and drug information. It also has an excellent drug interaction database, an extensive set of medical calculators, and many other specialty specific sections. It is regularly updated and available for all computer and mobile platforms.

Although your article mentioned Medscape’s discussion community, I’m a little surprised it didn’t mention Medscape’s mobile app ( It’s a handy point-of-care reference and has the virtue of being free.

The Group on Immunization Education of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine provides a free smart-phone app called Shots that lists childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization schedules along with indications, contraindications, etc. For download information and an online version, go to

Editor’s note: Dr. Kimmel discloses that he is a content provider for Shots and serves on the Group on Immunization Education.


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