PDRN1's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 9/8/18 9:09 PM
I love this App for the Interaction Check, but my only complaint is there are very few Vitamins Listed and Herbal supplements, so I’m unable to check their interactions with prescribed meds. I’m an RN who sees that more and more patients are taking OTC supplements. PLEASE add these to you medication lists and this would be 5 stars. Example, Tumeric is very popular now, and it can thin your blood. People need to know this who take other anticoagulants or anti-platelet medications. I’m sure there are way more supplements that can cause specific reactions with prescribed medications and other supplements.
aimlesspoet's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 9/28/18 11:14 PM
Any time I want to learn about a medication or vaccine, I consult Epocrates. You can even see pictures of the pills! It’s a really good resource.
FNP-Imed's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 9/26/18 5:57 PM
The full purchased version: I use this daily for quick answers on antibiotic recs and durations. Also if I want the quick and dirty update about a disease or illness I like the summaries available with supportive care or discussion of work up needed. This great if in a rush between patients or even with a patient of needing to look up drug side effects they may be experiencing. Vital to look up drug interactions. Of course not as in depth as up to date, but most of the time has the simple answer you need.
Not getting my shows's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 9/19/18 8:18 PM
Have used this app in my practice for years on my ipad. New update no longer allows scrolling down through all topics. Instead you have to exit and enter each topic. Takes more time and fragments what you remember. I will be looking for a different app.
pinaydr's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 9/19/18 4:28 AM
I had been using this app for many years and it is my go-to app to look up a drug interaction. Very handy. Use it everyday. Lately it has been freezing and I am having to close the app and reopen. Or get my iPad instead. I hope this can be fixed soon.
SciFi7's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 8/7/18 1:47 PM
I have used Epocrates for a long time, and have relied on it to take care of patients; but over the years they certainly have lacked an unwavering commitment to a quality product that won’t interrupt your workflow on a busy day when you’re taking care of patients. The latest shenanigan are pharmaceutical banner advertisements, even though I pay an annual fortune for this product. Sadly, that’s something I will no longer be doing & am switching to an alternative source.
BMichaels's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 8/30/18 10:58 AM
I have use the packer days for a long time. Really appreciate having the accurate data base at my fingertips. However over the last couple of months it will lock up. Very frustrating.
Churl h's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 8/21/18 7:55 PM
For the last month or so, maybe the last update, about 50% of the time the app freezes or crashes, requiring me to quit the app and restart it. This essentially removes the ability for this app to work as a point of care tool. I am paying for a subscription to this. Making sure the application works is a baseline expectation. I am going to delete the app and reinstall and hopefully that will make life better, but I’m really not happy with how this app has changed in the last 2 years. Increasingly complicated menus and listings and it’s harder and harder to find what I want.
Kintutz's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 8/10/18 4:39 PM
I’m still subscribed to the Plus level. I continue to receive Free level service. Anybody going to address this problem?
Dana7007's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/9/18 4:25 PM
I’ve always been a huge fan of Epocrates. It has offered detailed drug and disease info in an easily-accessible format. For the last few months, the app stalls when launched, and crashes frequently. It’s really not usable as it is now. Epocrates support only says that they are aware of the problem with iPhones, and they are looking into a solution. I am now looking into other options.
Brick388's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/8/18 2:13 PM
It’s quick and easy to use. More detail is available under diagnosis and treatment approaches. The highlight and basics give a excellent overview of the disease subject. Medication guide gives accurate cost and links with good RX for online discount vouchers. References and sources are available for further review/reading. Calling or texting for help / trouble shooting is easy. Epoc staff are courteous friendly, timely and efficient. The case vignettes provide excellent examples of patient presentations. The material is easy to navigate and is a helpful tool to prepare lectures and presentations on the go for resident education. Occasionally there are some disease topics not easy to find or lumped in with a broader category of pathological states [i.e., H. Pylori infections vs PUD]. The Differential Diagnosis (ddx) section is also and excellent clinic tool for deciphering through unclear cases with ambiguous patient symptoms or when it is necessary to explore other etiologies. The Ddx lists key differentiating features —that help to rule-in or rule-out alternative competing diagnoses— including diagnostics [lab, imaging, & other tests], symptoms and physical exam findings. Overall I find this app (iPhone and iPad), and epocrates online to be a very helpful tool. It does not replace journal subscriptions, years of experience/ gestalt, or subspecialty consultations. For education, it should be used together with other sources such as Harrison’s, board reviews sources and review of original research articles.
Pug-Daddy's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/6/18 3:35 PM
He app is great content wise. It is essential for all medical providers. However since the recent update the app freezes when you open it frequently. Also the news preview is intrusive and annoying. Please fix the freezing.
Banana1425's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/29/18 1:34 PM
Great tool in my daily practice. Love Epocrates.
NP Iowa's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/26/18 1:05 AM
I miss not having DDX. The program gives ideas & expands my thought process. I really miss this. Please consider putting it back into Epocrates.
mizris's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/25/18 2:35 PM
I have used ePocrates since I was a student NP in 2006 and will use it 90% of the time as my go to for all questions I have in practice. Second to UpToDate, this is my go to!
RDMD15's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/25/18 1:17 AM
There are no other medical apps that I use as consistently as I do Epocrates. I am an actively practicing intensivists and often wonder how I did my job years ago with a PDR. Would not trade it for the world. There are not many things about the app that I bother me, although I wish more insurance companies would make their formulary available. All in all, my life is better for it.
143Dolly's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/25/18 10:37 AM
This is my favorite prescribing app. I've been using the app for about 10 years & each improvement/update has 'fixed' any real problems I've encountered. Like anything, ease of navigation comes with frequency of use so even though the opening screen update originally bothered me, now I just swipe down after I've scanned/read topics of interest to me.
Updatedapptek's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 9:47 PM
Best medical app for medical, clinical, and drug information. Thank you epocrates
gieronimo8's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 9:38 PM
I am one with a propensity to react strangely to medications. I also have hx of fatty liver, pancreatitis plus lung and breast cancers. I am unable to take just any medications. This app has helped my doctors to accept that I am unable to take some medications. Most helpful.
womens advocate's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 6:43 PM
Great information at my fingertips. Sharon
RockyClutch's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 5:24 PM
Works great for checking drug interaction issues.
Mtsnorkel's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 5:12 PM
Clear and precise can rapidly find mechanism of action and t 1/2 once I’m past the initial pop up studies
Eerylander's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 3:57 PM
Very Clinically Helpful, fast and easy to use.
kyrascal's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 3:27 PM
I have used this app for over 10 years; it is my go to app for prescribing; looking up drug interactions and calculating formulas like Gfr or creatinine clearance. Love the app. Susan
dragonfly322's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 2:34 PM
Absolutely love the app! Would be struggling without it! Have never been disappointed!
KGintz's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 2:34 PM
I purchased this app and use it daily for work purposes. It was a great resource while I was a student as well.
DeeBosley101's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 2:21 PM
The app is very easy to use and it’s handy tool. The information is reliable. This app is a great app.
Doc's Box's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 2:09 PM
This is a great tool to keep in my pocket as I see patients. The information is current, and the app is easy to use. Very helpful in answering questions that may be related to a specific medication or to review drug interactions.
Justme 1's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 2:08 PM
Good resource especially when looking for interactions. I agree with an earlier comment about the alert page popping up first. Otherwise, thumbs up.
Yms77's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 2:06 PM
I use this app daily. Especially like the pill pictures, because patients will tell me "I'm on that round yellow blood pressure medication" or I can call up a picture to help them identify a medication that I would like to change.
acoffeehound's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/24/18 2:02 PM
Convenient and fast. All the answers I need.
JCMpsych's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/18/18 9:16 PM
I love this application! It is amazing. I particularly appreciate the interaction check, I think I use that the most.
RN201's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/15/18 1:38 PM
Could you add the capability to see and hear how drugs are pronounced? I love this feature with Webster’s dictionary. This would be helpful with new drugs or for new medical professionals just learning. Otherwise, the only thing I don’t like it the immediate notifications upon opening. Very annoying.
Kintutz's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 7/1/18 11:33 AM
App has been working well till recently when I no longer have access all the plus services. Each time I try to access a plus service, I will be prompted to upgrade. I already subscribed to plus service, and as expected, the upgrade wouldn’t go through with a message that I am already paid at plus level. I am also now having pop ups, something I never expected with a plus service. Somebody please take a look and fix whatever bugs are causing this problem.
jfaughnan's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/9/18 2:43 PM
It is a very bad sign when an app login blocks pasting from a password manager.
drdon90's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/3/18 3:15 PM
I use the app mainly for the differential diagnosis generator but I don’t see it anymore with the latest update
Christin418's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/27/18 9:34 PM
Love this app! I tell everyone to get it if they are a healthcare provider! I am disappointed that the option to get a “most likely dx” based on a patients age, sex, and symptoms is gone!!! Is it in a new section? If it’s been removed please bring it back! Will update review.
EndoDocNYC's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/27/18 1:50 PM
I’ve been using ePocrates practically since it’s inception. To give readers some perspective... it was in my Palm Pilot! It has been invaluable from the start and has, over the years, become seemingly more and more essential to me. I’d be lost with it (despite the many alternatives available, so of which I’ve even purchased). Your product also proves the adage that “less is more.” PGF, MD, FACE
Alikia A.'s Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/23/18 7:11 PM
I am a Family Nurse Practioner, but my focus is geriatrics. There is not a work day that goes by without me referencing this app. Very essential tool in my kit!
attending physician's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/23/18 11:09 AM
I have been using Epocrates daily for years. Recently, I noticed that when I went to alternatives, the app just turned off. This never happened before- please fix it. I really can’t function without Epocrates
Mrsboze's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/22/18 9:57 PM
Epocrates is my go to App because it is clear and concise and to the point and I can find what I need quickly. I also have another App that is very thorough and shows you studies etc... but personally when I’m taking care of patients I don’t have time to read a study- I need clear, simple and quick answers and that is what Epocrates offers. I’ve used it since NP school and haven’t found anything else that I like better. I’ve worked in the primary care/urgent care setting. The only thing that I would want that Epocrates doesn’t offer (I don’t believe) is A little more info on IV drugs for instance “this should be a slow push over 2 minutes”... obviously we don’t do that in an outpatient setting but when I worked in the hospital those extra tips would have been helpful- I would feel like Epocrates truly had it all of they added that!
drbugs10's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/22/18 8:42 PM
I have been using Epocrates for years. Even on iPhone 10 it is SLOW. annoyingly SLOW
Elena. S's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/22/18 5:18 AM
Overall very helpful... use almost on the daily basis to confirm medication, right doses, adverse reactions, etc.
Becksplayhouse's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/22/18 2:44 AM
I use this app everyday in my practice. Great guide and quick reference tool. Easy to use. Worth every penny.
maniema12's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/22/18 1:55 AM
I’m using this app and it has been great for me. The only thing I hate about this app is the newsfeeds I often get to see first while I’m in a hurry.
Doodlesweaver's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/22/18 1:07 AM
I rely heavily on Epocrates for drug/drug interactions, pill IDs to show to patients to help ID pills, medication dosages/indications, etc. Epocrates is why I have to have a smart phone!
gguerrab's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/22/18 12:16 AM
Great app but for the las few months it intermittently/randomly freezes the homepage when opening the app. I’m unable to type or tap on anything. Reloading the app after closing it doesn’t fix it. I pay for the annual subscription. Frustrating at times. Otherwise it’s great.
Betts, FNP's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/22/18 11:08 PM
I have been using Epocrates for many years! This App is a life savior for time and is convenient! You cannot go wrong with this App.
Mart725's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/22/18 10:52 AM
This app crashes more time then not Usually when I am behind and needing quick information Have to restart app continuously Would not recommend this app and will not renew when expires I am irritated I paid for the whole year Avoid paying for this app. Not worth it
drtghghhjh's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 8:44 PM
I am a pediatrician and I rely on Epocrates every day to check medication dosing for children. I also find your tables very helpful. Recommendations for antibiotics appropriate to particular diseases or bacteria is very useful too. This is the one medical app I never want to be without!
Ayra123's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 8:22 PM
As a registered nurse, Epocrates is my best friend at work ♥️
pedsgeek's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 7:04 PM
Use it everyday for dosages and interaction check. It is so user friendly! Love it!
deepsoul13's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 6:27 AM
I’ve previously addressed the newsfeed popping up first thing when opening the app as have others in the reviews. Developers have 100% ignored the users request. For some reason it seems they’re under the impression people use the app for news and quizzes First and for reference Second. I have plenty of other sources that I will use first for cme and news before Epocrates. I want a reference app that’s quick to open and use- and I don’t want to get stuck waiting for a delayed-newsfeed to open across the whole screen. Either disable the full screen popup or give an in-app settings switch that lets users disable it once and for all.
Catladyhgainsta's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 6:17 PM
I use this A LOT as a resident physician. Only complaint is I hate the pop up screen that comes up at the beginning of each day. I’m in a hurry and don’t have time t get rid of the news feed.
Packfan2336's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 6:02 PM
As a pharmacist, this is an app that I find essential in my practice. I use it every day in some way- dosage calculations, dosage guide, quick interaction check, pill ID, etc, etc. It is just a quick reference check to have right in my pocket if I'm away from the computer. I love it!!
Kubob's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 5:53 PM
I use Epocrates every day but would prefer fewer ads to negotiate past.
Cdobbs99's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 5:33 PM
I used to be able to quickly review data and even pricing estimates. Not sure what happened but now the app takes on average 10-20 seconds to load, and pricing seems to be consistently unavailable. No, it’s not the phone as all other apps load promptly. Also, when it finally does load it then jumps into the notifications screen then takes another 10-20 seconds to return to the main program. Meanwhile, the Medscape app which I now use much more loads in 3-5 seconds. If you’re reading this a word to the wise, if the paid version of this app is as slow and cumbersome as the free version consider using another app.
PA Kt's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 5:18 PM
Very useful! Use it everyday in practice as an Urgent Care PA.
APRNCNP's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 5:16 PM
Great app that I use daily at work.
Stop making me rate's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 5:05 PM
Useful app that I use almost daily. However, it has been freezing and buggy over the last few weeks. Hopefully this gets fixed soon
Deepsnowdave's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 5:04 PM
Suggest improve drug interaction checker and provide more detail on dose reductions etc. Make other databases ie for herbal and nutraceuticals available for free.
Slyoun10's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 4:48 PM
App freezes too much. Very frustrating when I have 25 charts to finish or patients waiting..
marvell-80's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 4:40 PM
I am currently in FNP school and this app has been a tremendous help in patho and pharmacology. One of the things I would like to see included is an area designated for patient teaching and pharmacodynamics. Overall, a very great app to have
awdmd's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 4:34 PM
I use this app constantly and continuously. Well worth the price for the paid subscription.
chipperowen's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 4:32 PM
Can’t get along without it. Being part time I need the app to keep up. Thanks
PowerMedEd's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 4:08 PM
This app is a great tool to have. I ended up buying a subscription during my first few months of 3rd year medical school and I use it every day. It has great info and is pretty easy to use and find what you are looking for. I agree with the previous reviews for opening up the app loads notifications before selecting the home icon is kinda annoying but it’s not a huge deal for me. I can’t speak highly enough about this app and I see doctors who have been practicing using this app to look up some things too.
kim kim jun's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 4:00 PM
App is still a great app however I used DDx a lot and I’m not happy about the removal otherwise a great app to have
Hbbegdjje's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 3:59 PM
Always freezes, especially on mobile data. Have emailed support and they don't seem to care. I have been using for 9 years. Most likely not renewing. Also, stop forcing loading of the news feed.
N.F., R.Ph.'s Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 3:54 PM
Excellent tool. I use it daily. Only inconvenience is when adding a new drug into the interaction screen it usually does not respond when toutching the (+) sign on the upper left hand of the screen. I had thought it was a problem with my iphone screen but I took it over to the iphone people and my screen is ok. So maybe if epocrates can correct that bug in the application the tool becomes awesome.
Stochasticusername's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 3:53 PM
I’ve been using Epocrates since medical school. It used to be a useful, quick reference. Nowadays, I find I’m always having to click out of the newsfeed or the app is freezing to the point of uselessness at least a few times per week. When it works well, it’s still an excellent resource, but I find myself utilizing Up-to-Date and AAFP resources more and more.
Icart65's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 3:52 PM
I have used Epocrates for several years now and have found it to be a very useful resource in my clinical practice. There is one feature, however, that was recently taken away and that was the differential diagnosis. That was one feature Epocrates had that was different from the rest. I now find myself using UpToDate more and it is provided free by my employer. When my subscription is up for renewal, I can’t guarantee I will be renewing again this year.
Ajooba1982's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/21/18 2:12 AM
Epocrates review: Can't copy text. Other medical apps allow this. Text too small. Does not use system fonts. Crashes on start up when internet connection is bad. You know, the point of an app is to make things easier than the website.
Rhoyalty1922's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 6/13/18 9:20 PM
Use to be great. Freezes a lot now. I click on items but no response. They also removed the differential diagnosis feature which was a great help. I also wish I could disable the notifications (for articles, quizzes etc) within the app. I also hate that this is the first screen that I see upon opening the app. This app has really diminished in value. It’s definitely not worth $175. I’ll stick with UpToDate for researching information. My employer pays for my UpToDate subscription. John Hopkins antibiotic guide and Sanford Antibiotic guide are great also and both only $29/year.
AZ_Doc's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 5/5/18 12:15 AM
Several years ago I registered with this company and noticed my credentials were wrong raising questions by my employers. Epocrates blamed it on the AMA. The AMA had my correct credentials. Not sure what game they are playing so I closed my account. Recently I stupidly registered with them again to try this app again, and their site could not recognize my credentials. I then noticed on Google that my credentials were changed by numerous web sites to incorrect listings again. Clearly these “ratings” sites are in cahoots ( buying or sharing)with epocrates being given or creating false credentials by epocrates and then putting them on Google search indicating a person is not a physician. Epocrates is either deliberately falsifying credentials or unable to correct their incorrect information. I just signed up with them after years of complaints and within weeks my false information reappeared on Google. Think Facebook is bad, beware of your information if you voluntarily provide this company your credentials. I contacted them to erase my credentials and was told their would be no definite time frame and I should my lawyers contact their lawyers. Beware what to whom they are selling your info and if it is at all correct. May require a class action lawsuit for them to take this seriously.
HildeC3's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 5/31/18 6:27 PM
I love the concept of epic rates but hate the pop ups. Worse than the pop ups are the mandatory updates that need to happen when I’m with a patient. What’s the point? I end up relying on other software.
Dr Pe's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 5/26/18 11:12 AM
I do not find news feed useful. Being forced to view the articles is annoying. The drug information is indispensable.
cg483's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 5/12/18 1:47 AM
This app is good, and I’ve only had one complaint until today. The one complaint I’ve always had is the notifications page that automatically pops up every time I open the app. This is frustrating because there are already alerts in the app to tell you that you have new notifications (which I don’t use for anything anyway), and you have to wait for it to pop up to then have the option to close it out and get on with what you opened the app to look up. It just adds annoying extra clicks and takes extra time when you’re trying to get to something fast. The new annoyance with the app is that they are doing away with the DDx feature this month. This feature has been a constant go to for me in school for certain assignments, and our teachers even encouraged us to get the app to be able to use this feature at the beginning of our first year because it would come in so handy for some of the things they want us to do. Such a disappointment that they are suddenly getting rid of this. I turned to this app a lot over other apps because of this feature throughout school and still today, but I guess I will be rethinking my subscription to this app when I have others like it now.
Mart725's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 5/1/18 12:47 AM
Had not worked well. Crashes and freezes up. Very disappointing.
Cdh41's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 4/7/18 8:15 PM
Won’t open. Is this what I’m paying for??
jevoan's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 4/6/18 4:47 PM
Can get better with the full version. Would like them to be able to transfer favorites and notes when you get a new device or among devices. Had to upgrade my phone and lost my favorites and notes that I had stored in medication notes.
deepsoul13's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 4/5/18 11:08 PM
I’m not the only user to complain about this, but I have mentioned many times already. The initial “news feed” pop ad that opened every single day is extremely irritating. Sometimes it’s delayed and pops up while I’m in the middle of typing a drug. Then I end up clicking on some random link and have to spend time backing out of that and starting over. Get rid of that useless screen once and for all.
mgnwsbamhae's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 4/2/18 11:40 PM
I am a resident physician and I rely on Epocrates heavily for my daily duties. I am already a paid user, and I was ok with that because of how useful the app is so I didn’t mind. It always bothered me that the first screen is always the newsfeed. I would like to be able to access whatever section I want without so many taps on the screen. But to add insult to injury, And what I do mind, is the introduction of “new mandatory ads” of certain “app sponsors” that pop up when I first open the app. As if what I am already paying as a user is not enough, and in order for the “new ads” to go away, I have to pay more. I would prefer the developers increasing the general subscription fee rather than introducing the ridiculous ads that pop up in the welcome screen or even introducing the higher category subscription. It is just so counterproductive and it takes an awful lot of time to get to what I want now with so many taps. More and more I am opting to use different apps like lexicomp, for which my institution offers a free of charge subscription, minus all the ads of course.
Sarah'sScott's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 4/19/18 2:22 AM
I frequently turn to Epocrates for drug interactions - it is quite helpful. It is also helpful for quickly reviewing medications I am not familiar with. The other portions -Guidelines, ICD-10 and Disease References are also quite helpful on the fly. It is my go to reference in the room with patients.
AZ_Doc's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 4/15/18 2:19 AM
Several years ago I registered with this company and noticed my credentials were wrong raising questions by my employers. Epocrates blamed it on the AMA. The AMA had my correct credentials. Not sure what game they are playing so I closed my account. Recently I stupidly registered with them again to try this app again, and their site could not recognize my credentials. I then noticed on Google that my credentials were changed by numerous web sites to incorrect listings again. Clearly these “ratings” sites are in cahoots ( buying or sharing)with epocrates being given or creating false credentials by epocrates and then putting them on Google search indicating a person is not a physician. Epocrates is either deliberately falsifying credentials or unable to correct their incorrect information. I just signed up with them after years of complaints and within weeks my false information reappeared on Google. Think Facebook is bad, beware of your information if you voluntarily provide this company your credentials. When I forced them to close AND ERASE my information years ago all the false information disappeared from Google.
SzczepanB's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/7/18 1:39 PM
Great App. Have been using it for years. Great support as well
Rdman33's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/28/18 10:10 PM
Was one of my favs. Now the login screen does not allow pasting password from security products like 1Pass (must type them in which precludes using complex passwords) then fails to login, falsely claiming "no internet connection." Bring back the old version!
XxFormula350xX's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/27/18 7:04 PM
Can’t use the app without making an account and giving your email. This is stupid. I get enough junk emails already
typhoon6223's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/23/18 1:58 PM
Annoying! I’m paying for this app. Fix it or give me my money back.
Elenasd10's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/22/18 1:27 PM
I purchased the upgrade a different way than I had in the past and things weren’t working. I emailed the support team and they were able to resolve the problem very quickly!
Flexinib's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/21/18 4:04 AM
I am physician. I have used the free version as my go-to information source on medications, Med interactions, Adverse effects, mechanisms of action, and drug interactions. It was great to begin with but they keep improving it. Better and easier to use.
Davidjoedun's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/20/18 8:56 PM
They make it nearly impossible to turn off auto renewal
dr_gregory's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/2/18 3:12 AM
This app is so helpful, but the most recent update has made it completely unresponsive on my iPhone X. This was corrected with a hard reset of the device.
Tired, poor, student's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/2/18 1:29 PM
Paid for upgrade. Still no access. Contacted developer and they said they are working on the issue. Several users. I have an iPhone 6, not sure if it’s just with iPhone users. Have spent several hours trying to resolve issue. $174 (187 after tax) down the drain. Don’t waste your money. It’s a shame they are even letting people still purchase the upgrade whilst knowing they won’t have access.
Hduehen's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/18/18 3:54 PM
Great app but has been crashing since the last update. Please fix ASAP.
Correone's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/16/18 6:50 PM
Good app, been using it daily but lately has been freezing or would not open. I’m not sure if the problem is with phone compatibility, I use the iPhone X.
Pedidoc17's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/16/18 2:59 PM
As soon as app opened it immediately closes out!
docbeezer's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/16/18 2:33 PM
Had no problems with this app until the last update... since then, app no longer opens. It will hang and then crash...
The RJR's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/16/18 2:21 PM
app will not open just keeps crashing?
Gesundheit7's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/16/18 1:53 PM
With the most recent update, the app doesn't load completely, and the partially blank screen is frozen. I know the app is the issue because it's happening on 2 different phones.
typhoon6223's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/13/18 8:52 PM
Annoying! I pay full price. I expect full service.
Docsigner's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 3/13/18 4:24 PM
Information presented in notification section, promoted as informational/educational are primarily supported and sponsored by the individual pharmaceutical manufacturers that benefit financially from the medications. This makes the accuracy of information questionable
HisforHollywood's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 2/22/18 3:57 AM
Paid the $170 for the plus version. Literally unlocked nothing on my phone. It still shows like I have the free version but it went ahead and charged me for the $170
zzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzzzzzzzxxxxxxx's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/9/18 12:34 PM
I have used this app for years. It used to be a great app for medications, calculators and tables. This new version is so, so bad. It crashes every time I open it. When it is working, before the crash, it is cumbersome to use and time consuming. I used the app for all of 10 minutes before I became disgusted with it’s performance. The old version was way better. Will need to look for another app since this is so bad now.
Mike ip6s+'s Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/8/18 12:32 PM
The way this app updates data when you go to use it, is a Pia. The alerts in the way when I go to search for something specific, are a bit annoying as well. PK levels and timing don't seem to be there. I switched to Medscape and was instantly surprised at the entire concept and great information.
rc392619's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/3/17 6:02 PM
Use this app often. Has great information. Don't like that it wipes out all of my notes and things I had as favorites when I update. Also wish they would allow us to pin to home screen or favorite the calculators we use often, otherwise I have to go through three steps to get to the BMI calculator.
ardiasa's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/25/18 12:36 PM
Good description for cautions for Pregnancy/ Laction, would appreciate preface Cat: C or B or appropriate summary letter. Thanks
Obcavalyr's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/25/18 12:36 PM
Simple to use and good info. Love the pill ID. It’s a go-to.
manskemd's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/25/17 1:26 AM
Thank you for making a good product. The trader principle is win-win.
Leocez's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/22/18 12:35 PM
All that I inquired about was explained were I Can understand all. Thank you Leocez
mryr3's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/22/18 12:35 PM
There is a wealth of information at my fingertips.
BugstheRabot's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/18/18 12:44 PM
No where on this app does it list a cost to download and use. However, if you’re quick enough to catch it, a monster price of $175 will flash for only a moment as it downloads. Nowhere does it ask permission to charge you. User be ware. I will cancel this as soon as I can. What a ripoff to secretly charge through the back door. Cancel Cancel cancel
Reid.T's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/18/18 12:44 PM
I paid for this app but I’m getting ads. I do not appreciate that.Hence 3stars.Otherwise very useful.Easy to search for medications and conditions. Glad it has an ICD10 list. Get rid of the ads plz.
Jetwetzel's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/16/17 10:17 AM
With the most recent update, I am unable to calculate the liquid dose for children’s meds. Otherwise this is a wonderful app that I depend on regularly! I have the free version of Epocrates.
52 years experience's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/15/18 12:47 PM
DOCTOR -- Always go over the med list! PATIENT -- Always keep a complete list and bring it to every encounter!
The Chelster's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
This app never lets me down. Fast, easy. Well delineated. My only complaint is that the drug price is only present in about 33% of drugs that I look up.
Patandcat's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
Can’t believe I paid 174.00 bucks for an app that won’t boor, freezes, and crashes all the time. It’s fine when it works, but that’s almost never. I need something that works fast!!
S Boyer's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/1/18 12:45 PM
I’m a pharmacist and I’ve been using Epocrates for years. I first started because it was free. It was and I believe, still is,the best app for drug information available for free. While I was practicing I upgraded for a while but now I’m retired and the free version is fine although if I had the money I would definitely upgrade to at least have the information on OTC meds! Thanks Epocrates
hemicgarger's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/1/18 12:45 PM
This has been an incredibly useful app that I’ve relied on for more than 15 years. I probably use it a dozen times each week. Like every thing else in the world, it isn’t perfect but it is the useful source I use in medical practice
ERHmd's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 12/1/17 11:56 PM
As a psychiatrist, I’m often looking up Interactions between a (relatively) small group of psychiatric medications and a (relatively) large group of all the other types of medication that my patients are taking. It might save some time if users could save some Interactions lists—or perhaps if info on interactions between/among classes of drugs (such as statins and SNRI’s) could be accessed. ERHmd
Chris Ljucovic's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/6/17 5:38 AM
This app is useless for critical care units. I want to ensure the meds I’m ordering and/or administering are compatible in emergent situations. I believe this is a safety issue and should have been addressed a long time ago. I will not be using Epocrates again once my subscription is up, unless they add this critical feature, of course.
Unfurled urn's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/6/17 3:01 PM
A must have for clinicians, has a great peds dosing calculator that makes it fast and simple. No more converting pounds to kilograms, type in pounds and the strength you want to use and boom: you have your amoxicillin dose. Tells you what the drug is for, what dose you should use and how to write the prescription. Can’t make it any easier.
ktruelovemd's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/5/18 7:58 PM
I love Epocrates, and have been using it daily at work for years. Now that I have an iPad, I only wish there was an iPad version that used smaller print and thus could fit more on the screen at once. It's a great program! Update: love the iPad version. Use it daily!
JulzHansel's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/5/18 5:34 PM
This app helped me to check drug interactions quickly and effectively.
Libby Lou NP's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/29/18 12:33 PM
I love this app! I find it’s money well spent to have the full subscription. I wish there was a way to get CEU credit through reading the topics and updates though!
KMac0000's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/27/18 12:36 PM
FM here. Love Epocrates! This is a great app-I use it nearly daily to check medications, med interactions/SEs, pill pictures, etc. I also check the news feed quite regularly which is very helpful to stay up-to-date. And it’s user friendly. I wish they would bring the differential diagnosis tab back!
Lunash's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/25/18 12:50 PM
The current version gets frozen every time I try to open it! Many similar problems with the app over the past few months! And the fact that you get a notification screen on every start up when the app DOES work is a pain and really slows down its use. What a shame!
BigCountry301's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/24/18 12:38 PM
The app would be perfect if that news feed did not open every time I open the app. Sometimes, I am in a rush because I’m juggling patients. There should be a way to change that in the settings. We receive plenty of journals and newsfeeds from other sources. App developer please listen, we don’t purchase your app for newsfeeds. Aside from that one issue, this app is a great utility for the med student, resident or seasoned physician. I highly highly recommend it to all of my colleagues
Ericka Karen's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/23/18 12:30 PM
I could do without the automatic notification page.
NNA1013's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/22/17 9:22 PM
I use this for dosing and interaction information, and the pediatric maintenance fluid calculator. So easy and fast!
Hkh51990's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/20/18 12:30 PM
Reliable Easy to use Very useful to me on daily basis as an IM resident
Bootstrap73's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/20/18 12:30 PM
When I want to look up a drug, that’s what I want to do! I do not want to review an ad just them. I am not able to look up a drug until the screen is cleared and not uncommonly it freezes and I have to use an alternative app. (MPR usually) There is good information here that is unusable or behind a pop up. Please fix this. Longtime app user since iPhone 3GS.
Market Guru's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/14/17 12:39 PM
Shameful that the full app is $175. Per year! How about some ethical and moral leadership from the makers of this app by showing the world you can still make a ... um ... health profit with pricing strategies that aren’t cost prohibitive to the majority of the population? Surely the bright minds behind this app can identify partner organizations to help make this happen? Imagine what could happen if you tamed your profit quest and instead prioritized people’s health and ability to understand more about it? THEN you would start rewriting history. Beginning with this app. Good luck!
Lin Biao's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/11/17 3:57 AM
1) it is Free! But it is an excellent resource. I use it in my work, case management for individuals with serious mental illnesses and long hx’s of numerous medications. The ability to get a quick picture of med interactions helps in advising clients in looking at choices. I also use it in my personal life—it also has the Oregon Health plan formulary—an extra plus!! I highly recommend it (and often do, with work peers and other service providers. Did I say that there is a free version?
Luigizbro's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/10/17 5:14 PM
I used this throughout medical school and residency. Great quick reference. My only suggestion is to update the pregnancy dating calculator. Using decimal values for days is very confusing. Eg 4.7 weeks is not very helpful. Is that 4 weeks and 5 or 6 days? Otherwise, great app.
SK Phish's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 11/1/18 4:12 PM
Over the past few months the app has been freezing and completely unresponsive a majority of the time. I have to open and close it multiple times in order to get it to respond to any of my queues. The content is good, I’m glad it stays up to date, but it’s useless if the app doesn’t work.
jujubebebe's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/6/18 8:29 PM
Paid my annual fee of $175, again. My app is blank, and I cannot even access the free stuff now. Apple says they can’t help and Athena won’t respond.
TJSHEEN's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/6/18 10:49 AM
I use this app when PT may not know the medications my consulting Psychiatrist prescribed. Additionally, to advise them to call the prescriber if they have questions or c/o side effects. Furthermore they may have not told the Psychiatrist all the medications they are taking and your app notes “possible interaction”-again I ask them to call or I sent him an email. Personally, after a rear end collision while I was at a dead stop-the Neurologist I consulted for post concussion syndrome prescribed me a meditation and I told him it interacted with another meditation I was on. He argued with me until I had him look it up and I used your app to confirm my guess. He decided not to prescribe it.
Butch T. Pharmacist's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/5/18 4:01 AM
A lifesaver for school and intern work. I am slowly becoming a walking drug encyclopedia, but until I get there Epocrates has my back.
BeginnersMind13's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/5/18 3:29 PM
For the reviewers who’re complaining about speed of app: it’s your device, not the app. For the reviewers who’re complaining about the cost (I saw one) - I will say this: I use this app at least 20 times per day for anything from medication name check (generic vs trade) to dosages and prescribing information, to disease and treatment info. That means I get 100 consults per week x 50 weeks per year=5000 consults For $179.99 (less than 4 cents per consultation). There isn’t a better deal out there! Convenient! Fast! Get it! Use it! Move in to bigger things! Thanks Epocrates!
Nino Calio's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/4/18 9:53 PM
I find Epocrates ™ is very useful especially drug interactions, dosages, Pill identification. Since Epocrates has come out I’ve never picked up another PDR’s, they are totally superfluous. I would recommend to anybody practices medicine to have a copy of Epocrates is on their phone.
TurtleLovers's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/4/18 9:12 PM
Epocrates, knowing that no app on the planet is perfect, you have never let me down. I would recommend you without reservation to any clinician. Dallas, TX
dr Jv's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/4/18 12:23 AM
At times when I open up the app it takes too much time ( time that I do not have ) I realize that it happens when there is not good cell signal , but it should not happens since you had downloaded it Precisely to avoid those problems
1planedoc's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/4/18 11:09 PM
I use epocrates daily , depend on it
karenjaninaz's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/4/18 10:58 PM
I found the App very convenient professionally and personally.
Roz H's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/31/18 6:57 AM
I am a retired Physician Assistant and when I was in practice Epocrates was the go to app for me. Back then the cost didn’t bother me but when I had to retire due to illness I no longer could afford to buy the full version. I really do miss being able to look up diagnoses and labs among other things. Since I was in practice for 24 years I paid for Epocrates every year or two years for all the years of my practice. There should be a really reduced fee for those of us who paid for this app for so many years.
RookieHax's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/30/18 11:20 PM
Long time user and subscriber since it became a paid service. Every year I lose access to the paid features and after a few months it is resolved and I just lose a few months of use. Frustrating for the cost to have poor service. Customer service approach has been new representative with each email, each response asks for same or similar information. At some point someone agrees that paid and should get service and fixes it, without explanation or resolution of possible future recurrence. No real feeling of making things right or understanding the problem. Zero stars for update execution and renewal other than their ability to accept my payment. App is good.
The Silverfox's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/30/17 2:55 PM
The new version has the problems. Very slow update. Main problem is does not support copy and paste for password entering. I don't have five minutes to type in my password.Plus, now, I can’t use it as a health professional without paying at least $160 per year!. I'll just have to use Medscape or Lexi (through our hospital) even though I'd prefer Epocrates (and have used for over 15 years!). Update: still doesn’t support copy and paste and I’m not about to type in my 40 digit password.
acry2018's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/27/18 5:34 AM
“Notifications” blocking the screen every time you open the app and no apparent way to shut that off. And now advertisements. For a $175 per year?!?
Scott McAfee MD's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/25/18 9:44 PM
I am a practicing Family Practitioner who works in an urgent care setting where over 63 different languages maybe spoken by our patients and patients are often new to our country. I have found Epocrates to be an invaluable tool for treatments, recommendations for treatment for diseases that are rarely seen in our country and for day to day usage for pregnant and lactating women to check on safety. The interaction tool is also extremely useful to help explain to patients how one medication may interact with their other, sometimes long list.
AbernantBamaGirl's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/25/18 5:20 PM
I use epocrates routinely for personal use. I have several health problems so as my meds changes are added or deleted I stay on top of thinks. It has been a wonderful resource for me for many years. Thanks for having such a great app and its ease of use.
Nhenry7255's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/25/18 3:30 PM
I WANT MY DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS APP INCLUDED IN EPOCRATES AGAIN!!!
Morgansito's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/21/17 7:52 PM
Save yourself some headaches and do not upgrade. I can not get the app to work and it is constantly crashing after the update. I called them but they are closed for the weekend. Really????
Saskatchewan Mac's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/2/18 11:14 PM
Used this app during med school and continue to use it as a resident. Wish it had more Canadian drug names that is why I only have it 4/5 stars. Solid program and don't hesitate to buy it
FNP Estelle's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/19/18 3:15 AM
How disappointed I was after purchasing the full version to find the Differential Tab was missing and discovered after a phone call they are no longer offering this function. That is what made this App stand out to me. Please, Epocrates, bring back this important function!
Early Riser 4am's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/17/17 4:47 PM
I absolutely love this app❤️It is a great tool for learning and teaching. I use it all the time. In fact I panic if I can't access it 😂 The one I am using is free!!! I can't wait to be able to afford to purchase this app; it's a small price to pay for the vast amount of information that is included. I am very grateful to those that took the time to develop this app and to those that keep the information up to date and available. THANKS GUYS, I love and appreciate each of you!!!
ES350 owner's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/13/18 4:57 PM
I’ve used Epocrates since 2000- as an ICU RN and Hospice RN. I check drug interactions and alternative uses. Epocrates is the reason I know Lexapro inhibits hydrocodone. I was the first to know 10 years ago and am still teaching that to physicians, nurses and patients. The clinical updates are interesting, too. I love Epocrates.
B1b01's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/13/18 2:58 AM
I love this app except I don’t like the first pop up page of news feed I wish the price was a lower for the full app purchase.
Amateur stock picker's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/13/18 12:21 AM
My go to app in a busy practice. Fast, helpful, concise.
Saintly008's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/13/17 2:44 PM
Great app with easy efficient access to medication information. Interaction checker very effective. Just a wealth of extremely helpful information. Using Epocrates on a daily basis. Well worth having with a very simple user friendly interface.
Mari3elen's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/13/17 2:43 PM
Great app! Have used it for 10 years & recommend it for my students. Thanks!
Kimmied1224's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/12/18 7:52 PM
Love Epocrates. It’s my go to app not only at work but home with my grandchildren. I would have given it five star, but they took away the differential diagnosis option, which was very helpful in questionable cases.
Dr. V. of St. Aug, FL's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/12/18 3:15 PM
Epocrates is very useful for poc consult; it’s just what you need for quick, to the point drug information and interaction. Tks for being there
VBD123's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/11/18 5:47 PM
I love being able to look any drug that I’m not sure of the recommended dosage, especially for pediatric or neonatal doses. Also really loved when it came out with compatibility info for IV solutions as well as admixtures.
elitetitan26's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 10/10/18 2:30 PM
Quick, concise, and easy to follow along when you are trying to prescribe real time and still keep up the pace of urgent care!
Jonjp129's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 1/29/18 4:41 PM
Now crashes constantly to the point of being unusable on my iPhone 8 with iOS 11. Have updated app and tried reinstalling it without resolution.
Gamerohyea's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 1/29/18 11:56 PM
I upgraded through ITunes, paid $190 for plus. And have no access to it. Do NOT upgrade through iTunes, go to epocrates. Because I feel like I just blew $190 as I have not heard back from them.
lumani007's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 1/13/19 12:36 PM
It is a great tool for a busy physician in practice. But really don’t like the pop up messages. It just delays the process.
Depaul44's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 1/13/19 12:36 PM
I run a drug drug interaction with this app on every patient. I started using it as a student and would not go to work without it. Best app on the market.
NotBraindead's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 1/12/18 6:23 PM
A great app until this last update. Now it is frozen. It boots but wii not move from the opening screen. What I considered a five star app does not warrant a one star rating. If it ever works again, it will probably be back to five stars.
Raj1418's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 1/12/18 4:03 PM
I would love it if this was usable on my IWatch.
bnb111's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 1/10/19 12:40 PM
Handy reference for quick look up of medications
prashant parikh,MD's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 1/10/19 12:40 PM
Amazing. I enjoy all drug dosages. Thanks
Rambling Russian's Review of EpocratesReviewed on 1/10/19 12:40 PM
Every once in a while requires to log in again and spend many minutes “checking for updates” during which time it’s unusable. This means that occasionally you might not have info available in an emergency. Terrible design for an app that aims to be the go to for drug reference for clinicians. Why can’t the update happen in the background and allow for uninterrupted use?