Dermatology A-Z Review
The Pros:Great quick reference for all skin issues, and the best part... FREE!
The Not So:Wish you could see "reviews" of doctors
Browse local Dermatologists, check the day’s UV Index and a skin health reference guide all in one convenient app.
If you’re anything like me, seeing a dermatologist is one of those things that just always seems to never get crossed off of my ever-expanding ‘to-do’ list. It’s hard enough to find the time to see a primary care doctor and a dentist, let alone a dermatologist, so when I came across this Dermatology A-Z app from The American Academy of Dermatology, I jumped at the chance to review it.
The biggest problem that I have with going to the Dermatologist is that I do not have a Dermatologist! Luckily, with this app, you can search for doctors in your area and narrow your results by specialty. Once I wrote down a few potential doctors to look into seeing in my area, I went onto the other section of the app that allows you to browse skin diseases and treatments that has everything from Acanthosis Nigricans to Warts! It is a great reference list to have handy in case you need fast and accurate information about anything from head lice to dry skin, and you can feel comfort in knowing that it is coming from the reliable source of the American Academy of Dermatology.
The app also features skin E-News for every month that provides timely topics and tips relating to skin health, as well as a handy UV index checker that is location-based so you can quickly find out how protected you should be on any given day. Lot’s of great information all in one place!
I have to admit- I have yet to schedule my Dermatologist appointment, but I’m hoping that having this app will serve as a constant reminder to do so! One feature that I wish the app had is a “reviews” section where you can rate the doctors and hear what others have to say about them. It’s always nice to read positive/negative reviews and getting all of the information before visiting a new doctor, but I’ll just do my due diligence on my own. The app is free though, so it’s a great resource to have, and hopefully will encourage you to always wear your sunscreen!