I thought this was an app for regular people like myself that would like to know about certain things that’s going on with my body.
This app is way too expensive! There are so many other resources where you can get great images at no cost. I recommend the thumbroll app - super high quality images and it’s completely free!
I have been using VisualDx since my second year of medical school. This app has a wide range of use for medical training and education. High quality, high yield photos of a wide range of conditions as well as pictograms for systemic conditions allow for effective clinical cross reference. Concise, high yield information in a well organized template allows for quick reference. Over time I have significantly decreased the number of medical apps I use; however, VisualDx is a tool I still use daily.
I have been a user of this app for >3 years from dermatology residency to clinical practice as a board-certified dermatologist. Very easy to navigate and nearly comprehensive listing of dermatological disease. Whether you are using it as a learning tool (med student, resident) or clinical assistant (ED, IM, dermatology, etc.) it is a “must have” if you encounter cutaneous disease in practice. I use the app multiple times a day and use it to assist with diagnosis, differentials, quick treatment guide, and most importantly as an education tool for the patient. I often will pull up a known diagnosis and show the patient similar photos to their condition from the expansive photo bank to help support a diagnosis. Furthermore, i frequently print out patient handouts for patients so that they have a reliable and physician-vetted document to help answer any questions that remain after our patient encounter. All in all, this is the single best and most used app I use in clinical practice as a dermatologist. Very useful for med students to experienced physicians and I highly recommend.
I have been using VisualDx app for about 3 years and I have to say it is the best purchase I have spent. I use this app for patient education as well as for my own education. It is very user friendly and the information is informative but not overwhelming. I use it everyday and I am very happy with the app.
The app developers put in a checkbox for the EULA that is off of the iPhone SE. Can't check it to start using.
Every doctor and medical student should have it
I know this app covers several fields in medicine, but as a senior dermatology resident, This is the best dermatology app available. By just tapping (or typing) in the findings you have, VisualDx creates a personalized differential replete with pictures you can run through to confirm you are on the right track. Then you can read about--or look through more pictures for--the diagnoses you find most useful. Everything you need, from links to more similar-appearing diagnoses, to therapy help, to printable patient education, is all immediately accessible. One of my favorite features is that there are numerous clinical pictures of patients with skin of color. I don't think any other resource can compete. I have wholeheartedly recommended this app to my friends in dermatology, family medicine, internal med, emergency med, and pediatrics for years.
I originally bought this app for a dedicated derm /ID source! Pictures, information and content was Fabulous!!! THEN they updated and now is not user friendly, you cannot find anything w derm like before. I will not be renewing my subscription.
The new version looks more "modern" but is much more clunky and difficult to use. Navigating was very simple and intuitive but now I've had a harder entering info (or finding where to enter certain pertinent positives). I am an IM resident and previously this app was my go-to for skin conditions or a physical exam finding that I wasn't sure about. When using an phone app most doctors want it to be very simple and easy to use. The old version was perfect. Even the most technologically challenged physician could easily navigate the app. With my huge medical school debt I have to be very picky on what I spend money on and previously this app was worth it to me, however I'm not sure I will renew my subscription (at least in the current state of the app). I really hope they clean up the layout because the underlying information in this app is top-notch.