Offering access to more than 140 primary care and specialty physicians throughout central Ohio, Mount Carmel Medical Group is focused on doing what’s best and doing what’s right for you and your family. We believe in offering our patients the highest quality medical care in a convenient, friendly atmosphere. We strive to make the doctor-patient relationship a friendly one and encourage patients to take an active role in their healthcare.
Mount Carmel Medical Group has partnered with Consumer Reports to bring your Consumer Health Choices – to help you get the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
Click on the tabs at the left for tips on talking with your doctor and information about common tests and treatments.
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Tests and Treatments
Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures.
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Treating Sinusitis (AAAAI)
Millions of people are prescribed antibiotics each year for sinusitis.
- Plain English: Treating Sinusitis
- Spanish: Cómo tratar la sinusitis
- Video: Para tratar la sinusitis
- Video: Treating sinusitis
Imaging Tests for Back Pain
It seems like getting an X-ray, CT scan or MRI to find the cause would be a good idea.
- Plain English: Imaging Tests for Back Pain
- Spanish: Pruebas radiológicas debido a dolor en la parte baja de la espalda
Bone-Density Tests (AAFP)
If you’re not at higher risk for weak bones, you should think twice about the bone-density test. Here’s why.
PSA Test for Prostate Cancer (AAFP)
The PSA screening test is widely used, but often is not needed.
- Plain English: PSA Test for Prostate Cancer (AAFP)
- Spanish: La prueba de sangre PSA para detectar cáncer de próstata
Consumer Health Choices videos
Our video collection reinforces the messages from Choosing Wisely and Best Buy Drugs. You can watch them here, share them, or view the entire collection.
National organizations representing medical specialists are working with the ABIM Foundation to help physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders think and talk about overuse of health care resources in the United States.
AAAA&I: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
AACT: American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
AAD: American Academy of Dermatology
AAFP: American Academy of Family Physicians
AAHPM: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
AAN: American Academy of Neurology
AAO: American Academy of Ophthalmology
AAOS: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AAO-HNS: American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics
AAPMR: The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AABB: American Association of Blood Banks
AACE: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
AANS: American Association of Neurological Surgeons
AASLD: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
AAPOS: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
ACC: American College of Cardiology
ACCP: American College of Chest Physicians
ACEP: American College of Emergency Physicians
ACMT: American College of Medical Toxicology
ACOG: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOEM: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
ACP: American College of Physicians
ACR: American College of Radiology
ACR: American College of Rheumatology
ACS: American College of Surgeons
AGA: American Gastroenterological Association
AGS: American Geriatrics Society
AHS: American Headache Society
AMDA: AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine
AMSSM: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
APA: American Psychiatric Association
ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologists
ASCO: American Society of Clinical Oncology
ASCP: American Society for Clinical Pathology
ASCRS: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
ASE: American Society of Echocardiography
ASH: American Society of Hematology
ASN: American Society of Nephrology
ASNC: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
ASRO: American Society for Radiation Oncology
ASRM: American Society for Reproductive Medicine
ATS: American Thoracic Society
AUA: American Urological Association
CoC: Commission on Cancer
ES: Endocrine Society
HRS: Heart Rhythm Society
NPA: National Physicians Alliance
NASS: North American Spine Society
SCAI: Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
SCCT: Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
SCMR: Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
SCCM: Society of Critical Care Medicine
SGIM: Society of General Internal Medicine
SGO: Society of Gynecologic Oncology
SHM: Society of Hospital Medicine
SMFM: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
SNMMI: Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
STS: Society of Thoracic Surgeons
SVM: Society for Vascular Medicine