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Are you the Smartest Neurologist?

  
  
  
  
  

In Your Profession it's Important to Stay Current and Stay Sharp. Did You Know?

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• MRI results differentiate predictive clinical outcomes for children with cervical spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality.
• The diagnosis of CNS tuberculosis should rest on a combination of clinical, CSF analysis, and radiological results.
• CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment is not effective for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia compared with conventional radiofrequency thermocoagulation.
• MRI of the neuromelanin can distinguish multiple system atrophy from Parkinson’s.

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Thousands of questions are available now in the Physician Review from the editors of The Smartest Neurologist and MDLinx. Get in the habit of answering multiple choice questions every day to master the emerging literature and improve your exam performance.

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Clinical Pearls From MDLinx

  
  
  
  
  

In Your Profession it's Important to Stay Current and Stay Sharp. Did You Know?

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    • Prophylactic hemoclipping of polypectomy sites does not result in significant reduction of delayed post-polypectomy bleeding.
    • Iron treatment is effective and essential for treating anemia after nonvariceal acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
    • Advances in endoscopic technique and pharmacotherapy have reduced mortality of peptic ulcer bleeding.
    • PPIs result in more GI bleeding than H2 antagonists in stress ulcer prophylaxis.

 




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Thousands of questions are available now in the Physician Review from the editors of The Smartest Doc and MDLinx. Get in the habit of answering multiple choice questions every day to master the emerging literature and improve your exam performance.

► Test Your Knowledge

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Special Alzheimer's disease quizzes planned!:

  
  
  
  
  
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Tomorrow and Thursday Only!
Special Alzheimer's disease quizzes planned!:

Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance, and men 1 in 11, of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime. That’s according to a report released this week by the Alzheimer’s Association. The Smartest Doc is taking a closer look at that report, and also at clinical advances in Alzheimer’s disease, and will bring you a back-to-back quizzes on this very important subject March 26 and 27. Like all the other daily quizzes, your scores on these quizzes on will go toward your monthly totals. So be sure to play Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27!


Register and play today—all the points you earn will help you win the title of Smartest Doc in America! Be sure to join us!

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Smartest Doc in Infectious Disease in now Live!

  
  
  
  
  

Smartest Doc in Infectious Disease daily quiz competition is now live. Play today!

Compete for the title of Smartest Doc in Infectious Disease. Set aside 60 seconds today to keep your brain sharp.

The Smartest Doc in Infectious Disease is a 1-minute daily quiz that makes keeping up with the literature both fun and competitive.

  • Answer up to 5 clinical questions on a varying topic each weekday to accumulate points.

  • Get your instant score and ranking versus others who played that day.

  • Follow the live leaderboards online to see which US physicians came out on top.

  • See where your medical school alma mater ranks in the competition by following the Alumni Challenge leaderboard.

The US Physician with the most points each month is named the Smartest Doc in Infectious Disease. Receive a personalized trophy, e-certificate and national recognition. The Top 100 also get e-certificates and bragging rights.

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Smartest Gastroenterologist daily quiz competition is now live. Play today!

  
  
  
  
  
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NOW LIVE!  Smartest Gastro

Smartest Gastroenterologist daily quiz competition is now live. Play today!

Buried in literature?

Compete for the title of Smartest Gastroenterologist in America. Set aside 60 seconds today to keep your brain sharp.

The US Physician with the most points each month is named the Smartest Gastroenterologist in America.

The Smartest Gastroenterologist is a 1-minute daily quiz that makes keeping up with the literature both fun and competitive.

  • Answer up to 5 clinical questions on a varying topic each weekday to accumulate points.
  • Get your instant score and ranking versus others who played that day.
  • Follow the live leader boards online to see which US physicians came out on top.
  • See where your medical school alma mater ranks in the competition by following the Alumni Challenge leader board.

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Receive a personalized trophy, e-certificate and national recognition. Make it into the Top 10 to receive an e-certificate and a small token of our congratulations. The Top 100 also get e-certificates and bragging rights.

 

Smartest Doc Challenge Winners - August 2012

  
  
  
  
  

Smartest Doc Challenge Winners - August 2012

We are Proud to announce the Smartest Doc Winners in August.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Quiz Award Winner
Cardiology Smartest Cardiologist Dr. Suzanne Cachat from MI
Dermatology Smartest Dermatologist Dr. James Landero from FL
Diabetes Smartest Diabetes Expert Dr. Michael Sokol from KS
Family Practice Smartest Family Physician Dr. Ambrosio Romero from FL
Internal Medicine Smartest Internist Dr. Emil Lou from MN
Neurology Smartest Neurologist Dr. Neal Prakash from CA
Oncology Smartest Oncologist Dr. Ahmed Sawas from NY
Pediatrics Smartest Pediatrician Dr. Andreas Sideridis from VA

Top 10 Smartest Docs in August:

Quiz Winner
Top 10 Smartest Cardiologists Dr. George Bahadue (FL), Dr. Dana Braner (OR), Dr. Tom Harrington (VA), Dr. Mark Kaufman (NY), Dr. Indermohan Sandhu (OH), Dr. Barnes Kellers (FL), Dr. James Webb (NJ), Dr. James Popkin (MA), Dr. Daryl Watson (PA), Dr. Rajendra Shroff (IL)
Top 10 Smartest Dermatologists Dr. Hobart Walling (IA), Dr. Harry Yu (AL), Dr. Linda Percy (PA), Dr. Diane Minich (OH), Dr. Robert Alter (NJ), Dr. Zachary Fainman (IL), Dr. Joseph Calderazzo (IN), Dr. Paul Weissman (NJ), Dr. Janet Lin-Torre (NJ), Dr. Dominic Mazzocchi (NJ)
Top 10 Smartest Diabetes Experts Dr. Barry Vance (PA), Dr. Patrick Lau (FL), Dr. Mike LeMay (CT), Dr. Manveen Duggal (DE), Dr. Egils Bogdanovics (CT), Dr. Andrew Green (KS), Dr. Mary East (GA), Dr. Edward Supinski (FL), Dr. Muzaffar Rahat (MS), Dr. Khalil Katato (MI)
Top 10 Smartest Family Physicians Dr. Johnny Gusdon (NC), Dr. James Weiss (ID), Dr. David Mathews (KS), Dr. Terry Brenneman (NC), Dr. Bac Nguyen (NJ), Dr. Allan Perel (NY), Dr. Eric Longenbach (PA), Dr. Paul Patrick (TX), Dr. Kelly Gregg (CO), Dr. Patrick Demare (NJ)
Top 10 Smartest Internists Dr. Bamidele Ajibola (GA), Dr. Patricia Steinecker (IL), Dr. Thomas Sweet (CA), Dr. Ikechukwu Akunyili (FL), Dr. Elizabeth Andes (MO), Dr. T. F. Tenczynski (TX), Dr. Nicholas Cook (TN), Dr. Ira Willner (SC), Dr. Amy Hopkins (CT), Dr. David Klashman (CA)
Top 10 Smartest Neurologists Dr. Alvaro Jarquin (FL), Dr. Shree Shrestha (MO), Dr. Arold Augustin (FL), Dr. Donald Tamulonis (OH), Dr. Lindy Harrell (AL), Dr. Corey Goldsmith (TX), Dr. Mitchell Gross (PA), Dr. Michael Marmura (PA), Dr. Brian Ahlstrom (PA), Dr. Sander Bergman (WA)
Top 10 Smartest Oncologists Dr. Subhash Proothi (PA), Dr. Robert Warner (IA), Dr. Naveed Aslam (MI), Dr. Hemang Dave (NJ), Dr. Stan Schinke (CA), Dr. Thomas Ratliff (TN), Dr. Abdalla M Sholi (FL), Dr. James Boyer (VA), Dr. Evan Slater (CA), Dr. Hassan Ghazal (KY)
Top 10 Smartest Pediatricians Dr. Ernest Bertha (FL), Dr. Surender Gorukanti (NY), Dr. Todd Palker (CT), Dr. Mohammad Salah Agha (WV), Dr. David Doyle (MA), Dr. Kathlene Waller (CO), Dr. Niel Miele (NJ), Dr. John Clapper (WA), Dr. Deborah Callanan (TX), Dr. Annette Scialabba (NC)

 

Compete in September

Take the Smartest Doc in America quiz today and pit your knowledge against other health care professionals in the US! Go to http://thesmartestdoc.com, login with your MDLinx login/password information, and start playing today for your chance to win.

How it Works

  • Answer 5 clinical medicine questions every weekday

  • See how you rank against other health care professionals based on your accuracy and speed

  • We announce the Smartest Doc in America every day and every month in the daily player email (subscribe now) and on the site

Play alone or form a team!

There are 300 teams currently on the Super Bowl rosters. Give them some competition! Login and go to the Super Bowl tab to form your team of up to 5 participants.


Smartest Doc Challenge Winners - May 2012

  
  
  
  
  

Smartest Doc Challenge Winners

We are happy to announce the Smartest Doc winners in May:

Quiz Award Winner
Dermatology Smartest Dermatologist Dr. Paul Weissman from NJ
Diabetes Smartest Diabetes Expert Dr. Bac Nguyen from NJ
Family Practice Smartest Family Physician Dr. Susan Fiore from NY
Internal Medicine Smartest Internist Dr. Bamidele Ajibola from GA
Neurology Smartest Neurologist Dr. Hrayr Attarian from IL
Oncology Smartest Oncologist Dr. Sarah Miller from PA
Pediatrics Smartest Pediatrician Dr. Mark Patterson from VA

Top 10 Smartest Docs in May:

Quiz Winner
Top 10 Smartest Dermatologists Dr. John Leighton from (PA), Dr. Harry Yu from (AL), Dr. James Popkin from (MA), Dr. Julius Miller from (VA), Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh from (FL), Dr. Enrique Bellver from (PR), Dr. Margaret Frazer from (IN), Dr. Suzanne Cachat from (MI), Dr. William Petit from (CT), Dr. Michael Butler from (NJ)
Top 10 Smartest Diabetes Experts Dr. Barry Vance from (PA), Dr. Mike Lemay from (CT), Dr. Patrick Lau from (FL), Dr. Michael Sokol from (KS), Dr. Edward Supinski from (FL), Dr. Robert Fink from (VA), Dr. Egils Bogdanovics from ( C), Dr. Kelly Gregg from (CO), Dr. Pedro Maldonado from (PR), Dr. Robert Greer from (FL)
Top 10 Smartest Family Physicians Dr. Thomas Heston from (WA), Dr. Rajeev Ramachandran from (TX), Dr. Harold Fields from (TX), Dr. Allan Perel from (NY), Dr. M. Jay Petruska from (NC), Dr. Eric Longenbach from (PA), Dr. Kabet Sterk from (MI), Dr. James Pearce from (TX), Dr. William Hernandez from (CT), Dr. Lizbeth Porter from (NM)
Top 10 Smartest Internists Dr. Robert Vyge from (SC), Dr. Richard Woolfson from (CT), Dr. T. F. Tenczynski from (TX), Dr. Malek Al-Omary from (TN), Dr. Janet Lin-Torre from (NJ), Dr. Andrew Green from (KS), Dr. Marvin Den from (CT), Dr. Denise Honer from (CA), Dr. Michael Colucciello from (PA), Dr. Patricia Steinecker from (IL)
Top 10 Smartest Neurologists Dr. Arold Augustin from (FL), Dr. Michael Marmura from (PA), Dr. Michael Vavra from (TN), Dr. Tom Harrington from (VA), Dr. Andres Deik from (NY), Dr. James Hanley from (TX), Dr. Mary Kerber from (WY), Dr. Sander Bergman from (WA), Dr. Forshing Lui from (CA), Dr. Charles Baber from (GA)
Top 10 Smartest Oncologists Dr. Glen Kishi from (AZ), Dr. Robert Warner from (IA), Dr. Hassan Ghazal from (KY), Dr. Naveed Aslam from (MI), Dr. Stan Schinke from (CA), Dr. Subhash Proothi from (PA), Dr. Dan Sotirescu from (PA), Dr. Evan Slater from (CA), Dr. Nasfat Shehadeh from (OH), Dr. Amit Arora from (CA)
Top 10 Smartest Pediatricians Dr. Kathleen Parente from (VA), Dr. Kathlene Waller from (CO), Dr. Deborah Callanan from (TX), Dr. Robert Borgman from (IA), Dr. Dana Leary from (MI), Dr. Terry Brenneman from (NC), Dr. Linda Percy from (PA), Dr. Tiffany Meyer from (VA), Dr. Mohammad Salah Agha from (WV), Dr. Marcus Degraw from (MI)

Compete in June

Take the Smartest Doc in America quiz today and pit your knowledge against other health care professionals in the US! Go to http://thesmartestdoc.com, login with your MDLinx login/password information, and start playing today for your chance to win May awards:

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The Top 10 Smartest Docs in America: Smartest Doc T-Shirt

-The Top 50 Smartest Docs will receive a golden certificate to display

-The Top 100 Smartest Docs will receive a silver certificate to display

How it Works

  • Answer 5 clinical medicine questions every weekday
  • See how you rank against other health care professionals based on your accuracy and speed
  • We announce the Smartest Doc in America every day and every month in the daily player email (subscribe now) and on the site

Play alone or form a team!

There are 300 teams currently on the Super Bowl rosters. Give them some competition! Login and go to the Super Bowl tab to form your team of up to 5 participants.

 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

 


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Smartest Doc Challenge Winners For April 2012

  
  
  
  
  

 

Smartest Doc Challenge Winners

We are happy to announce the Smartest Doc winners in April:

Quiz Award Winner
Dermatology Smartest Dermatologist Dr. Sumit Sawhney from FL
Diabetes Smartest Diabetes Expert Dr. Andrew Green from KS
Family Practice Smartest Family Physician Dr. Thomas Heston from WA
Internal Medicine Smartest Internist Dr. Robert Vyge from SC
Neurology Smartest Neurologist Dr. Arold Augustin from FL
Oncology Smartest Oncologist Dr. Naveed Aslam from MI
Pediatrics Smartest Pediatrician Dr. Rajeev Ramachandran from TX

Top 10 Smartest Docs in March:

Quiz Winner
Top 10 Smartest Diabetes Experts Dr. Barry Vance (PA), Dr. Pedro Maldonado (PR), Dr. Patrick Lau (FL), Dr. Egils Bogdanovics (CT), Dr. Diane Minich (OH), Dr. Edward Supinski (FL), Dr. Bac Nguyen (NJ), Dr. Valentine Chikwendu (ND), Dr. Paul Weissman (NJ), Dr. Robert Fink (VA)
Top 10 Smartest Family Physicians Dr. Glen Kishi (AZ), Dr. Alvaro Jarquin (FL), Dr. Harold Fields (TX), Dr. Charles Lattuada (AL), Dr. James Weiss (ID), Dr. Kabet Sterk (MI), Dr. Mary East (GA), Dr. Lizbeth Porter (NM), Dr. William Hernandez (CT), Dr. Robert Borgman (IA)
Top 10 Smartest Internists Dr. Bamidele Ajibola (GA), Dr. Mike Lemay (CT), Dr. T. F. Tenczynski (TX), Dr. Elizabeth Andes (MO), Dr. David Gurka (IL), Dr. James Hanley (TX), Dr. Malek Al-Omary (TN), Dr. Michael Butler (NJ), Dr. Ira Willner (SC), Dr. Dominic Mazzocchi (NJ)
Top 10 Smartest Neurologists Dr. Hrayr Attarian (IL), Dr. Sander Bergman (WA), Dr. Linda Percy (PA), Dr. Michael Marmura (PA), Dr. Janet Lin-Torre (NJ), Dr. Lydia Weisser (MS), Dr. Daryl Watson (PA), Dr. Charles Baber (GA), Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh (FL), Dr. Neal Prakash (CA)
Top 10 Smartest Oncologists Dr. George Bahadue (FL), Dr. Hassan Ghazal (KY), Dr. Sumit Gaur (TX), Dr. Harry Yu (AL), Dr. Stan Schinke (CA), Dr. John Leighton (PA), Dr. Subhash Proothi (PA), Dr. Indermohan Sandhu (OH), Dr. Nasfat Shehadeh (OH), Dr. Evan Slater (CA)
Top 10 Smartest Pediatricians Dr. Kathleen Parente (VA), Dr. Andreas Sideridis (VA), Dr. Kathlene Waller (CO), Dr. Mark Patterson (VA), Dr. David Doyle (MA), Dr. Ernest Bertha (FL), Dr. Joseph Mahgerefteh (NY), Dr. Dana Leary (MI), Dr. Terry Brenneman (NC), Dr. Cindy Juster (GA)

 

Compete in May

Take the Smartest Doc in America quiz today and pit your knowledge against other health care professionals in the US! Go to http://thesmartestdoc.com, login with your MDLinx login/password information, and start playing today for your chance to win !

MDLinx collaboration with Cleveland Clinic on The Smartest Doc!

  
  
  
  
  

MDLinx is proud to announce our collaboration with Cleveland Clinic on The Smartest Doc!

 

As a Smartest Doc player, you’re already familiar with the educational value of our daily quizzes. Now, Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Continuing Education will provide questions and related content for Smartest Internist and Smartest Family Physician quizzes!

This collaboration will enhance your Smartest Doc experience and increase the competitive spirit of the daily quiz.

Play today’s quiz, then let us know what you think!

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From the Pressroom:

Washington, DC, April 2, 2012 – MDLinx (www.mdlinx.com), one of the nation’s top physician websites, and Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Continuing Education today announced an agreement to collaborate on “The SmartestDoc,” MDLinx’s unique and fast-growing educational quiz product. The SmartestDoc quiz is played every day by Internists, Family Physicians, Oncologists, Pediatricians, Diabetes Experts, and Neurologists. Cleveland Clinic will provide quiz questions and related content for Internal and Family Medicine physicians. Physicians can visit The SmartestDoc at www.mdlinx.com/smartestdoc.

“This is an exciting development for The SmartestDoc,” said Stephen Smith, Chief Marketing Officer for M3 USA, the owner of MDLinx. ”Cleveland Clinic is highly recognized for their top-tier medicine and education. Including their educational content in The SmartestDoc will help us ensure the highest-quality product, and will add to the already excellent education that SmartestDoc offers busy physicians.”

“Our experience shows that physicians learn in many different ways, and use different methods to keep up with medical knowledge,” said William D. Carey, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Continuing Education. “SmartestDoc takes advantage of emerging technology. Our principal role in this collaboration is to ensure that high quality, up-to-date clinical information is at the core of this experience. This collaboration will allow Cleveland Clinic to share more educational content with physicians to get speedy, evidence-based clinical information."

MDLinx provides physicians up-to-date information on new developments in medical treatments. Recognized by ComScore as the #2 and fastest-growing physician website and by Oncology Business Review as the #1 visited site for U.S. oncologists, MDLinx also has a growing number of vertical specialization areas including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Neurology, and Pediatrics. 

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 15 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 155,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at www.ccfcme.org.  

Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

 

Could you be the Smartest Dermatologist in America?

  
  
  
  
  

Could you be the Smartest Dermatologist in America?

The Smartest Dermatologist Challenge from MDLinx is here. Don’t miss your opportunity to start competing against your peers for the coveted title of Smartest Dermatologist in America.

 

What is The Smartest Dermatologist in America?

A 1-minute quiz to test and sharpen your Dermatology IQ – and let you compete vs your peers.

Why compete to be The Smartest Dermatologist in America?

It’s fast, fun and useful! Get an instant ranking to see how your speed and accuracy compares with that of your colleagues.

What’s in it for you?

Winners get national recognition on the website and in the daily player newsletters.

How and what can you win?

Earn points for each quiz you take. US physicians with the highest points will be recognized each month, and receive personalized awards or certificates.

What is the Super Bowl of Dermatology?

A team competition that allows you to play with up to 4 of your Smartest friends or colleagues against other teams. Your individual quiz scores are combined with your teammates’ scores and standings are updated live on the Team Leaderboards.

Where do I Play?

Simply click here 

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