Providing information and facilitating conversation



Northwest Physicians Network (NPN) is a collaboration of over 1,000 community-based primary care and specialty physicians in the Western WA area and is committed to helping patients make informed decisions about their health care. As patients are a central part of every care team, NPN has partnered with Consumer Reports and Choosing Wisely to provide patients with the materials they need to have educated conversations with their health care providers with the goal of avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments, or procedures.

The materials provided by Choosing Wisely aim to help patients and their health care providers choose care that is:

  • Supported by evidence
  • Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received
  • Free from harm
  • Truly necessary

Choosing Wisely recommendations should not be used to infer coverage decisions or exclusions. For information on what is covered under your health plan benefit, please contact your health plan directly.

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Understanding Your Choices, Communicating Your Preferences

Choosing Wisely Health Guides for Patients and their Families


Choosing Wisely helps doctors and patients together avoid needless and even harmful procedures.

The links at left will lead you through our collection of brochures.

Choosing Wisely: Tests

Choosing Wisely: Imaging

Choosing Wisely: Drugs

Choosing Wisely: Procedures

Medical Conditions

Choosing Wisely Video Collection


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.