#Doctor’s Day: 5 must-have medical apps for your phone

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We have heard of Valentine's Day, Daughter's Day, Father's Day, but do you know when we celebrate Doctor's Day in India? It's celebrated today, i.e. on 1 st July every year, on the birth date of the legendary physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.

#ThankYouDoctor is already trending on Twitter as Indians from around the world are openly recognizing the difference physicians have brought to their lives. However, while thanking doctors is good, we feel it is also important to pay a tribute to medical apps that have made a difference in our everyday lives. And according to us, these are the 5 medical apps, which we believe have revolutionized the healthcare industry. Take a look!

Practo allows one to search and book appointments with doctors registered on it. One could search based on specialty or name, check the doctor's qualifications, consultation fees and feedback from previous patients and then book appointments from his/her smartphone.
Currently, there are around 1,25,000+ verified doctors and clinics across major Indian cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai and so on.

The best thing - you could get reminders for upcoming appointments so you don't miss any. It's also integrated with Uber. That means you could get an Uber cab near your place to drive to the nearest clinic.

The app is available for free on Android and iOS.

With Lybrate you could chat with doctors, find health tips from them, get opinions from multiple physicians and book appointments with doctors in your city.

One can also use it to learn about prevalent diseases and endemics in his/her area, and manage health records. Just click a photo and upload your documents on the cloud to access those anytime anywhere.

The company has more than 80,000 certified doctors available in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, and other major cities of India.

The app is available for free on Android and iOS.

1mg allows you to know more about the medicines prescribed to you. This includes any possible side-effects or substitutes.

The app maintains a sizeable record of 1,00,000+ medicines. Substitutes can even be 90% cheaper than what you have been prescribed!

You could also order Allopathic medicines, Homeopathic pills, Cancer and other Speciality drugs via the app and earn up to 15% discounts. The ordering service is currently available only in Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Noida. You could also book diagnostic tests and save around 30%.

The app is available for free on Android, iOS and Windows.

MediSafe Meds & Pill Reminder
MediSafe is a pill reminder and meds management app. It's simple and effective. One can add and track the progress of a medication here in a jiffy.

The app will not only remind you when to take your medicines, it will also send alerts to your family member or caretaker in case you forget to check in. That will make sure they remind you, and never miss a medication ever again.

The app is available for free on Android and iOS.

Blood Pressure (My Heart)
This one helps keep your blood pressure in check and deal with hypertension. One can use the app to store and analyze blood pressure measurements. It also generates ancillary information which can be directly sent to the doctor via auto-generated reports.

However, don't make the mistake of believing that the app can measure your blood pressure. You'll still need the pressure gauge for that.

The app is available for free on Android.

(Image credit: Indiatimes)
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