The Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Choosing Wisely Campaign

The right care at the right time

Welcome to COPC’s Choosing Wisely Page

As a Patient Centered Medical Home, Central Ohio Primary Care practices are focused on the Triple Aim of improving population health, patient experience and decreasing the cost of care.
More care does not always lead to better care or improved outcomes. As patients begin to bear a greater financial burden for their care, we hope to assist you and direct you to services proven to provide value and improve your health.
COPC has partnered with Consumer Reports to bring you Consumer Health Choices. Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely campaign provides tools and resources to help you talk about your care options with your doctor to ensure you receive the right care at the right time. Founded by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and supported by 60 medical societies, Choosing Wisely offers articles and videos to help you make the most of your conversations with your doctor.
To learn more about your condition and to know which questions to ask your doctor about your care, click on the tabs to the left for information about common tests and treatments.

Choosing Wisely reports

Choosing Wisely is a campaign intended to help doctors and patients avoid needless and even harmful procedures. ABIM Foundation and many medical specialty groups have created the lists of avoidable procedures. Consumer Reports has in turn created these patient-oriented reports.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Chest X-rays before surgery(ACR)

EKGs and Exercise Stress Tests (AAFP)

Imaging Tests for Back Pain (AAFP)

Treating Sinusitis (AAAAI)

High Value Care reports

High Value Care is a series initiated by the American College of Physicians. These are consumer-friendly versions of reports first published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Imaging Tests for Back Pain (ACP)

Your Health: Fact Not Fiction

Money Saving Guides

These brief guides will help you navigate the world of drugs – to save money when you buy them, to talk to your doctor about your treatment options and choices, and to take drugs more safely and wisely.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Generic Drugs

  • The big difference is that generics usually cost less than brand-name drugs.
  •  Generic Drugs

Prescription Assistance Programs

Getting the Best Price

About this project

Patients can be safer, save money, avoid hassles and get better sooner if they know how and where to shop for their medical care.

That’s why Consumer Reports is collaborating with employers, associations, medical groups, and health-care advocates to distribute the best available information about doctors, hospitals, treatments, drugs and preventive health strategies.

With this information in hand, millions of Americans can make smarter decisions for themselves and their families.