Editor's Review

BMI calculators abound in the iTunes store, so why choose this one from epocrates? Because it provides a lot more information than most of them do - including recommendations for treatment (diet, physical activity, behavior therapy) based on BMI as well as presence/absence of comorbidities; calculation of basal metabolic rate; and an algorithm for examination, treatment planning/goal setting, and ongoing monitoring. The result is a useful tool for assisting patients in making informed decisions about their weight and health.


Assessment Tool
Clinical Gauge







Quickly calculate a patient’s body mass index (BMI), estimate risk of developing weight-related diseases, and determine appropriate treatment plans with the BMI Tool application. Access in-depth weight measurement calculators and tools with a variety of features: Calculate a patient's BMI using conventional US and metric units | View a patient's target weight based on height | Reference a patient's BMI class on an in-depth chart | View appropriate treatment plans for obese patients, including diet, physical activity, behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy, and surgery | Calculate a patient's basal metabolic rate (BMR) and total daily exercise expenditure (TDEE) using the Harris-Benedict equation. Please note that an Epocrates account is required to use this free application. Registration is free and takes just a minute to complete.