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WikiMD is a free medical encyclopedia moderated and operated by a practicing physician. Since this is the first comprehensive medical encyclopedia without the common errors and mistakes seen in general wikis as the wiki is moderated by a physician, the accuracy of information is believed to be higher. Our focus is spreading awareness on diseases, specifically obesity, wellness, prevention!

Patient centric approach

If you ever looked through the prescription label information sheet that is included with any prescription medication, you realize how hard it is to read and understand the information on it. Not only is it harder to read but it is bogged down with so much information that it becomes hard to comprehend what i important and what is not. WikiMD's mission is to simplify the jargon and make it patient friendly, with providing just enough information with links for more information instead of the "information overload". See our rare diseases section to see our approach..


World Directory of Doctors

The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal, as it is termed. Samuel Hahnemann

We are building a healthcare provider directory that anyone can edit with a page for each and every licensed healthcare provider in the United States.

US Directory of Doctors
  • WikiMD has the profile pages for most of the over 1 million healthcare providers in the United States that anyone (that registers) can edit.
  • If you are a patient, you want to know that the provider you choose not only has good credentials, but is also a good listener and shows empathy towards you.
  • We are currently working on adding more biographic information about each and every healthcare provider and need your help.

Featured providers

Prab R Tumpati, MD, founder of WikiMD and W8MD's medical weight loss centers, is board certified sleep medicine, obesity, and aesthetic medicine physician.

FANTASTIC program! Truly a life changer! The first several months I lost on average 3 pounds a week!

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Multi keyword search

For example, you can search for a cardiologist, with at least 10 years of experience, located within 25 mile radius, that speaks your language, takes your insurance and likes let us say golf! In traditional search engines, you have to spend hours to search on each of these keywords, but with wikiMD, you can do it all in one go!

  • Combine this with the unique wisdom and accuracy called social intelligence that can come from a crowd sourced wiki environment, you can answer questions that otherwise are very difficult to answer.
  • You can search things like cardiologists within 50 miles of radius from your zip code, that have 20 year experience with a hobby of golfing!"
  • In other words, WikiMD brings answers to questions you cannot ask Alexa or Siri!. Test the WikiMD's drill down and see it for yourself!
LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE, AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD - HIPOCRATES!
  • Big pharma: Big pharma consists of powerful drug manufacturers that are often accused of unethical marketing practices and promoting dangerous medicines.
  • The real focus of healthcare should be lifestyle, prevention, nutrition, with a compassionate and wellness oriented approach.
  • Frustrated?: 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.

Who is being WikiMD?

WikiMD was started by Dr Prab R. Tumpati, MD. As a practicing internal medicine, sleep medicine and obesity medicine, and as the founder of many projects, and companies including WikiChristian, a christian encyclopedia, W8MD medical weight loss centers of America, Residentscafe, USMLEsource, Dr. Tumpati has a passion for educating the public on prevention, weight loss, and wellness.

You can learn more about Dr. Tumpati and reach him via email at ptumpati at gmail dot com.

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