Choosing Wisely

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Annual EKGs for Low-risk Patients - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on annual electrocardiograms (EKGs) or other cardiac screening for low-risk patients.

Antibiotics for Otitis Media - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescription of antibiotics for otitis media in children with non-severe symptoms.

Antibiotics for Sinusitis - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescribing antibiotics to treat sinusitis.

DEXA for Osteoporosis - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't use dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) screening for osteoporosis in women under age 65 or men under 70 with no risk factors.

Elective Inductions of Labor Between 39 and 41 Weeks - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Avoid elective, non-medically indicated inductions of labor between 39 weeks, 0 days and 41 weeks, 0 days unless the cervix is deemed favorable.

Elective, Non-medically Indicated Inductions of Labor or Cesarean Deliveries Before 39 Weeks - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t schedule elective, non-medically indicated inductions of labor or Cesarean deliveries before 39 weeks, 0 days gestational age.

Imaging for Low Back Pain - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't do imaging for low back pain within the first six weeks, unless red flags are present.

Pap Smears - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't perform Pap smears on women under the age of 21 or women who have had a hysterectomy for non-cancer disease.

Pelvic Exam or Physical Exams to Prescribe Oral Contraceptive Medications - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not require a pelvic exam or other physical exam to prescribe oral contraceptive medications.

Prostate Cancer Screening Using a Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) Test or Digital Rectal Exam - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not routinely screen for prostate cancer using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal exam.

Scoliosis in Adolescents - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely® recommendation on screening adolescents for scoliosis.

Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis in Asymptomatic Adult Patients - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t screen for carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in asymptomatic adult patients.

Screening for Cervical Cancer in Women Older Than 65 Years of Age - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t screen women older than 65 years of age for cervical cancer who have had adequate prior screening and are not otherwise at high risk for cervical cancer.

Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) for First Febrile Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not perform voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) routinely in first febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in children aged 2-24 months.