Welcome to WikiMD
WikiMD is a free medical encyclopedia moderated and operated by a practicing physician, Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD. As the first comprehensive medical encyclopedia without the common errors and mistakes found in general wikis, WikiMD's accuracy is believed to be higher due to its moderation by a physician. The platform focuses on spreading awareness about diseases, specifically obesity, wellness, and prevention.
Patient-Centric Approach[edit | edit source]
WikiMD's strives to eliminate the medical jargon, and bring the information directly to patients in their own language making it patient-friendly. This approach helps avoid not only the confusing medical jargon but also reduces the "information overload" that often occurs when trying to understand complex medical information, such as prescription labels. We make it simple and easy to understand so that an average Joe anywhere in the world can comprehend the information.
Big Pharma[edit | edit source]
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. This sentiment is driven by concerns about the cost, safety, and effectiveness of medications, as well as the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on healthcare providers and policymakers.
WikiMD's Mission[edit | edit source]
WikiMD aims to provide accurate, unbiased, and evidence-based information about healthcare, with a focus on prevention and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. Its content covers a wide range of topics, including nutrition, exercise, mental health, and disease prevention. The encyclopedia strives to bring the true science and art of medicine to its readers, empowering them to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.
Artificial intelligence[edit | edit source]
WikiMD aims to harness the power of artificial intelligence by providing machine-readable, up-to-date information on diseases, drugs, and rare diseases, while connecting users with nearby doctors, specialists, and other licensed healthcare providers using geocoding. The platform supports multi-keyword search, allowing users to find healthcare providers based on specific criteria.
Medical Content for AI Platforms[edit | edit source]
WikiMD's extensive library of over 2 million human-written and physician-edited articles can be an invaluable resource for AI platforms. The high-quality medical content can be integrated into AI applications to enhance their accuracy, credibility, and relevance. Companies and organizations interested in using WikiMD's content to improve their AI platforms are encouraged to reach out for potential collaboration.
Multi keyword search[edit | edit source]
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!