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Let food be medicine and medicine be food - Hippocrates

Welcome to WikiMD, a free wiki-based medical encyclopedia and wellness community. The brainchild of Prab R. Tumpati, MD, WikiMD is a comprehensive online platform designed to impart accurate, current, and all-encompassing health-related information. It caters to a wide audience, including healthcare professionals seeking to update their knowledge and individuals who wish to learn more about health conditions, treatments, and wellness strategies.

Overview of WikiMD[edit | edit source]

WikiMD stands as one of the world's most extensive encyclopedias focused solely on medical and wellness subjects. A collective endeavor, WikiMD is updated and curated by experts in various fields, ensuring that the information remains accurate and up-to-date. The encyclopedia provides a wide spectrum of health-related topics, from diseases and medical procedures to wellness strategies and health issues.

Editing Restrictions and Guidelines[edit | edit source]

WikiMD places great emphasis on the reliability and precision of its content. Unlike many online encyclopedias, WikiMD does not allow anonymous editing. Edits can only be made by registered users, who are expected to be subject matter experts in their respective fields. This policy helps maintain the integrity and trustworthiness of the information presented.

Content and Features[edit | edit source]

WikiMD's content is rich and varied, covering all facets of health and wellness. Information on diseases, medical procedures, drugs and supplements, and wellness and preventative strategies form a significant portion of the content. Additionally, it includes articles discussing the social and psychological aspects of health, providing a well-rounded perspective on well-being.

Access and Usage[edit | edit source]

WikiMD is a free resource accessible to anyone with an internet connection. It is tailored to be a beneficial resource for a diverse audience, including healthcare professionals, students, and the general public.

Message from the Founder[edit | edit source]

Prab Tumpati, the founder of WikiMD, is a practicing physician specializing in Internal medicine, Sleep, obesity, and medical aesthetic based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to his medical practice, he is a technology enthusiast, having started several websites and developed numerous software applications. His vision for WikiMD is to create an open source, free medical encyclopedia that leverages the collaborative potential of Wiki technology.

Our Mission[edit | edit source]

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  • The real focus of healthcare should be lifestyle, prevention, nutrition, with a compassionate and wellness oriented approach.
  • Big pharma: A Gallup Poll conducted in August 2019 found that 58% of Americans held negative views of the pharmaceutical industry while only 27% held positive views.
  • WikiMD's mission: WikiMD aims to bring in the true science and art of medicine focusing on the prevention, and lifestyle change, as opposed to the big pharma driven version that is being practiced today where new and expensive drugs are pushed as miracle cures.
  • Medical content for AI platforms - Are you interested in using our human written and physician edited high quality content in your AI platform? With over 2 million articles, wikiMD WikiMD's medical content can help transform your AI platform.

Why a Wiki?[edit | edit source]

Various surveys have found that a significant proportion of internet users access medical information online. The wiki platform provides an excellent opportunity to offer up-to-date information on any medical topic of interest. While there are many general encyclopedia wiki projects, WikiMD is unique in being a dedicated medical wiki project. It serves as a platform where both the medical community and the public can interact, share the latest trends in medical knowledge, and arrive at a consensus.

The WikiMD Difference[edit | edit source]

Unlike traditional publishing, where readers sift through multiple articles written by a few experts, WikiMD offers a single, continually updated article written by multiple experts. Moreover, while Wikipedia serves as a general encyclopedia, WikiMD's focus is specifically on medicine and health. This focus is further reinforced by the fact that WikiMD is edited by individuals with professional medical degrees, ensuring higher accuracy in the information presented.

Accuracy of Information[edit | edit source]

Given the significant number of internet users who seek medical information online, it is crucial to provide professional-level information that is edited and moderated by professionals in the field. WikiMD serves this need by presenting accurate and reliable medical information in a wiki encyclopedia format.

Overcoming the Pitfalls of Crowd Sourcing[edit | edit source]

While crowd sourcing can be a powerful tool for gathering diverse viewpoints, it can pose challenges when it comes to health-related information. At WikiMD, we believe that health information should come from professional sources. That's why we ensure all our content is edited by medical professionals, thereby providing a medical encyclopedia with a higher degree of accuracy.

Potential of the Project[edit | edit source]

Surveys have shown that many patients find it challenging to locate reliable health information. WikiMD is designed to address this problem. If you are a medical professional interested in contributing to this project or have ideas to improve or collaborate, please feel free to contact us. We're always looking for new ways to enhance this valuable resource.

--Prab 02:13, 22 July 2006 (EDT) Prab R Tumpati, MD Founder, WikiMD Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Our Office Address: WikiMD.com, 2632 E 21st, Ste L3, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Phone 718 946 5500.

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Copyrights and Disclaimers[edit | edit source]

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