These 7 apps will help you stay in touch with doctors during lockdown

You don’t need to go anywhere for your medical queries, all thanks to these apps that bring you closer to medical experts!
Your doctor is now just a tap away. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Updated: 8 May 2020, 10:06 am IST
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There is a lot of panic and hysteria when it comes to visiting a doctor, especially right now. We often stop ourselves out of the fear that we, or worse, a loved one might get infected with the deadly coronavirus. But, there are certain situations that you can’t ignore and that’s when you require your doctor’s advice the most.

Thanks to technology, this grievance of yours has been taken care of. Yes, we are referring to teleconsultation. There are numerous apps available on Google Play store and the iOS galaxy that you can download to get in touch with the best doctors without paying them a physical visit. 

To help you further we have listed down seven apps that will help you find the best doctor around you:

Say yes to tele-consultation for regular check-ups. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

1. Doctor24X7
Available on: Android and iOS
This is one of the most wonderful and user-friendly tele-consultation application to connect with licensed, experienced, and qualified doctors/experts instantly, 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can choose symptoms, consult a doctor, get diagnosed, send a digital prescription in-app and on email, and can get free follow-ups with the doctor within three days.


2. Practo
Available on: Android and iOS
Practo has a network of 30,000+ doctors across 20+ specialties. You can use the app for appointments, search for hospitals, book for tests, and more. Also, Practo offers its services in 22 different Indian cities. So, try surfing around to find the medical help you’re looking for.


3. DocsApp
Available on: Android and iOS
The mantra behind building this app is no appointment, no travel, no waiting. You can chat or get on a call with India’s leading specialists and can also upload images of the affected area to make the doctor understand the severity of the disease. Apart from that, you can also get diagnostic tests done at home. Also, the service of DocsApp is available in 10 cities.


4. Curofy
Available on: Android and iOS
Curofy has a huge network of around 3,50,000 doctors and aims to cater to as many patients as possible. The coolest thing about this app is that doctors can each other’s opinions and share a fool-proof diagnosis with the patients.


5. 1mg
Available on: Android and iOS
If you are unable to find some essential medicines from your nearby pharmacy then 1mg app is there for you. From allopathic to homeopathic, you will find all medicines you need on 1mg. Plus, they also provide you with online consultation and lab test facility. They provide services in more than 1000 cities in India. Just ensure that you have an authentic prescription for the medicine you are asking for.


6. Ask Apollo
Available on: Android and iOS
This app is a one-stop destination for all your healthcare and wellness needs. It is a product of one of the most trusted hospital groups in India, Apollo. From doctor consultation, pharmacy to maintaining your health record – this one app does it all for you. You can also opt for a video consultation with your doctors.


7. Lybrate
Available on: Android and iOS
From booking appointments to in-person interaction with the doctor – you can do it all with Lybrate. You can watch videos of experts, get professional tips, take quizzes, and do a lot more on the app. Lybrate has a network of over 1,50,000 highly trained medical experts to serve you.

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So, you see, finding good medical professionals isn’t tough at all with these apps.

Stay home, stay safe!

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