Our Thanks to Reviewers in 2008

December 2, 2008

At Consultant, our goal is to provide the practical, authoritative information you need to best serve your patients. That is why we “pre-test” article ideas (before we invite articles on those topics) to be sure they are of real interest to you and your colleagues. It is also why we take great care in checking facts, creating useful tables and figures, and choosing illustrations and photographs to enhance teaching messages.

At Consultant, our goal is to provide the practical, authoritative information you need to best serve your patients. That is why we “pre-test” article ideas (before we invite articles on those topics) to be sure they are of real interest to you and your colleagues. It is also why we take great care in checking facts, creating useful tables and figures, and choosing illustrations and photographs to enhance teaching messages.

And it is why all articles we publish must survive peer review not only by the distinguished leaders in primary care medicine who make up our editorial board (identified on page 999) but also by several specialists and by primary care physicians culled from Consultant readers. We ask reviewers to consider whether the discussion is accurate, balanced, complete, and timely; the drug regimens are reasonable; controversies are fairly outlined; the clinical advice is clear; and the recommended diagnostic and therapeutic measures are widely available in the community.

The questions these reviewers pose help the authors and our staff keep Consultant squarely focused on your educational needs.

In this, the last issue of our 48th year of publication, we want to extend our thanks to the following reviewers who appraised at least one manuscript for us in 2008.

Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH Robert D. Aby, MD Avanish M. Aggarwal, MD Navin M. Amin, MD Sandra L. Argenio, MD Mohamed G. Atta, MD, MPH Josh Augustine, MD Kirk Barber, MD Eric R. Bates, MD Bruce Becker, MD Michael Becker, MD Somasundaram Bharath, MD Leo P. Bidula, MD Henry R. Black, MD Jerry M. Blaine, MD Robert P. Blereau, MD Philip P. Bonanni, MD John Bond, MD William J. Brady, MD Charles S. Bryan, MD Daniel Carr, MD Michael B. Chancellor, MD Rachmel Cherner, MD John F. Connolly, MD Scott J. Cotler, MD David Effron, MD S. Ather Enam, MD, PhD Richard G. Farmer, MD Jon Fielder, MD Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD Peter Frank, DOEli A. Friedman, MD David M. Garzarelli, MD Paul Gleich, MD Caron M. Grin, MD Richard A. Harrigan, MD Andr Hebra, MD Warren A. Heffron, MD Jorge L. Herrera, MD Rudolf Hoehn-Saric, MD Ben Huneycutt, MD Kachi Illoh, MD Jonathan S. Ilowite, MD M. Saleem Ismail, MD Julie Joseph, MD Charles J. Kahi, MD, MSc Deepak M. Kamat, MD, PhD David L. Kaplan, MD Lawrence Kaplan, MD Jeffrey T. Kirchner, DO Stephen J. Lanspa, MD Robert E. Leach, MD Edgar V. Lerma, MD Alexander K. C. Leung, MD Pavel Levy, MD Joseph A. Lieberman III, MD, MPH Joseph K. Lim, MD Jill S. Lindberg, MD Kevin C. Maki, PhD Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD Richard Y. McConnell, MD Eugene Mochan, PhD, DOMargaret L. Moline, PhD Majaz Moonis, MD John Mosby, MD Dale P. Murphy, MD Robert R. Myers, PhD David B. Nash, MD, MBA David T. Nash, MD Paul Nathan, MD Linda S. Nield, MD Joseph P. Ornato, MD Richard A. Parker, MD Jacquelinie G. Parthemore, MD Teri Pearlstein, MD Brandon Peters, MD Thomas L. Petty, MD Michael F. Picco, MD, PhD L. Michael Prisant, MD Gary Quick, MD Robert E. Rakel, MD Tangada P. Rao, MD Robert E. Reisman, MD Wayne Reynolds, DO Thomas L. Rodebaugh, MD Jonathan D. Roebuck, MD Malcolm P. Rogers, MD Robert J. Rogers, MD, FACP Susan R. Rose, MD Ted Rosen, MD Andrew Rosenzweig, MD Marti Jill Rothe, MD Ronald N. Rubin, MDEric M. Ruderman, MD Gary E. Ruoff, MD Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Samia Sabeen, MD Joseph D. Schmidt, MD Henry Schneiderman, MD, FACP Ronald L. Schwartz, MD Timothy Self, PharmD Edward J. Shahady, MD Leonid Skorin, Jr, DO Clark Smith, MD Andr N. Sofair, MD Steven J. Sondheimer, MD Russell W. Steele, MD Todd P. Stitik, MD Michael B. Strauss, MD Stephen B. Sulavik, MD Arun Swaninath, MD Nicole Touchet, MD Donald G. Vidt, MD Sandeep Vijan, MD Edward M. Weaver, MD, MPH Michael S. Weingarten, MD Michael H. Weisman, MD Herbert White, MD, MPH James T. Willerson, MD Golder N. Wilson, MD, PhD Selma Feldman Witchel, MD Robert J. Wolfson, MD William Yaakob, MD Yusuf Yazici, MD Richard J. Zimmer, DO