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Welcome to wikiMD.org. WikiMD is a free [[wiki]] based medical encylcopedia and medical wiki community. My name is Prab and I am a current resident in Internal Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I am also a techology enthusiast,having learnt several softwares and started websites like [http://www.believerscafe.com believerscafe], [http://www.residentscafe.com residentscafe] and [http://www.wikichristian.com wikichristian]. I started this wiki with a goal to build an [[open source]] and free medical [[encyclopedia]] using the collaborative [[Wiki]] technology.  
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Welcome to wikiMD.org. WikiMD is a free [[wiki]] based medical encylcopedia and medical wiki community. My name is Prab and I am a physician practicing Internal Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I am also a techology enthusiast,having learnt several softwares and started websites like [http://www.believerscafe.com believerscafe], [http://www.residentscafe.com residentscafe] and [http://www.wikichristian.com wikichristian]. I started this wiki with a goal to build an [[open source]], free medical [[encyclopedia]] using the collaborative [[Wiki]] technology.  
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'''Let food be medicine and medicine be food - Hippocrates'''
  
 
'''Why a wiki?'''
 
'''Why a wiki?'''
  
It is found by various surveys that upto 60% of the people online have used the internet for accessing medical information. The [[wiki]] provides a wonderful opportunity to provide upto date information and links on any topic of interest in medicine and be a wiki forum for discussions and for forming patient support groups. While there are great wiki projects like wikipedia.org for developping general encyclopedia's, there is no dedicated medical wiki project, to the best of my knowledge. I feel that both the medical community and the general public interested in medical information can interact in a wiki platform to share the latest ideas and trends in medical knowledge.
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It is found by various surveys that upto 60% of the people online have used the internet for accessing medical information. The [[wiki]] provides a wonderful opportunity to provide upto date information and links on any topic of interest in medicine. While there are great wiki projects like wikipedia.org for developping general encyclopedia's, there is no dedicated medical wiki project, to the best of my knowledge. I feel that, both the medical community and the general public interested in medical information, can interact in a wiki platform to share the latest ideas and trends in medical knowledge and arrive at a concensus.
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==Why WikiMD==
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In traditional publishing, readers must wade through many articles on a subject, each written by a few experts, published at 1 moment in time. In Wikipedia you read article written by people with a professional degree, unlike wikipedia.  
  
WikiMD is currently looking for people interested in devolopping this project further and make this a lively wiki community on the internet. As a medical resident and administrator of several other websites, I personally cannot spend a lot of time on this project at this time. I strongly believe that there is a huge potential in this project and I am looking for people and partners to improve this project. Some of our other projects include [http://www.Residentscafe.com Residentscafe], a popular website for residents and residency applicants, [http://www.believerscafe.com Believerscafe] with over 35,000 pages and [http://www.wikichristian.com wikichristian], a christian wiki community.
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==Professiional degree==
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While wikipedia serves as a general encyclopedia, WikiMD aims to be a medical encyclopedia with articles, links, images and information on everything related to medicine and health, with the key difference being WikiMD is edited by people with a professional degree in medicine which keeps the information more accurate!
  
As this is a collaborative effort, it can only be made possible by active participation from users like you!  Remember that "when you cast your bread on the waters with faith, it will return one day back to you with butter on top of it".  
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==Accuracy of information==
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As a significant proportion of the people on the web searching medical information, it is important to provide professional level information, edited and moderated by professionals in a wiki encyclopedia format.  
  
If you are interested in becoming a sysop user with administrative previleges or have other ideas to improve or work together in this project, please feel free to contact me at prab at residentscafe dot com. I once again reaffirm that I do not have any commercial interest in this project. Together, we can do it!
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==Pit falls of crowd sourcing==
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When it comes to health, you do not ask the crowd for information, but seek professional level information and advice. The purpose of WikiMD is to provide the medical encyclopedia with a higher accuracy.
  
-Prab R Tumpati, MD
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==Project with great potential==
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Many surveys have proven that patients find it difficult to find reliable health information.
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If you are a medical professional interested in becoming a sysop user with administrative previleges or have other ideas to improve or work together in this project, please feel free to contact me at tumpati at hotmail dot com. I once again reaffirm that I do not have any commercial interest in this project other than providing information free of cost and with a focus on weight loss and wellness. Together, we can do it! Let us make a difference!
  
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---[[User:Prab|Prab]] 02:13, 22 July 2006 (EDT)
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[http://www.about.me/w8md Prab R Tumpati, MD]
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Founder, WikiMD
 
Philadelphia, PA, USA.
 
Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  
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'''Our office address:'''
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WikiMD.org, a subsidiary of WikiMD is a website of W8MD, LLC. Address 140 E Evesham Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08003. Phone 215-676-2334 or 800-W8MD-007, Fax 215-676-2366.
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'''Related Items:'''
  
 
WikiMD [[Disclaimers]]
 
WikiMD [[Disclaimers]]
  
 
[[GNU Free Documentation License]]
 
[[GNU Free Documentation License]]
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Note: Please also visit our other projects [http://www.wikichristian.org wikichristian] and [http://wwww.usmlecafe.com/wiki/ Usmlecafe wiki]

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Healthy-natural-herbs.jpg

Welcome to wikiMD.org. WikiMD is a free wiki based medical encylcopedia and medical wiki community. My name is Prab and I am a physician practicing Internal Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I am also a techology enthusiast,having learnt several softwares and started websites like believerscafe, residentscafe and wikichristian. I started this wiki with a goal to build an open source, free medical encyclopedia using the collaborative Wiki technology.

Let food be medicine and medicine be food - Hippocrates

Why a wiki?

It is found by various surveys that upto 60% of the people online have used the internet for accessing medical information. The wiki provides a wonderful opportunity to provide upto date information and links on any topic of interest in medicine. While there are great wiki projects like wikipedia.org for developping general encyclopedia's, there is no dedicated medical wiki project, to the best of my knowledge. I feel that, both the medical community and the general public interested in medical information, can interact in a wiki platform to share the latest ideas and trends in medical knowledge and arrive at a concensus.

Why WikiMD

In traditional publishing, readers must wade through many articles on a subject, each written by a few experts, published at 1 moment in time. In Wikipedia you read article written by people with a professional degree, unlike wikipedia.

Professiional degree

While wikipedia serves as a general encyclopedia, WikiMD aims to be a medical encyclopedia with articles, links, images and information on everything related to medicine and health, with the key difference being WikiMD is edited by people with a professional degree in medicine which keeps the information more accurate!

Accuracy of information

As a significant proportion of the people on the web searching medical information, it is important to provide professional level information, edited and moderated by professionals in a wiki encyclopedia format.

Pit falls of crowd sourcing

When it comes to health, you do not ask the crowd for information, but seek professional level information and advice. The purpose of WikiMD is to provide the medical encyclopedia with a higher accuracy.

Project with great potential

Many surveys have proven that patients find it difficult to find reliable health information. If you are a medical professional interested in becoming a sysop user with administrative previleges or have other ideas to improve or work together in this project, please feel free to contact me at tumpati at hotmail dot com. I once again reaffirm that I do not have any commercial interest in this project other than providing information free of cost and with a focus on weight loss and wellness. Together, we can do it! Let us make a difference!

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

Our office address: WikiMD.org, a subsidiary of WikiMD is a website of W8MD, LLC. Address 140 E Evesham Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08003. Phone 215-676-2334 or 800-W8MD-007, Fax 215-676-2366.

Related Items:

WikiMD Disclaimers

GNU Free Documentation License

Note: Please also visit our other projects wikichristian and Usmlecafe wiki