Choosing Wisely® is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation. The goal of Choosing Wisely is to help providers and patients have conversations about the overuse of tests, treatments and procedures and support provider efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. More than 70 medical specialty societies have released recommendations to guide patients and doctors about the most appropriate care based on an individual patient’s situation. These Own Your Health articles can help you make informed decisions about your health care and help you talk to your doctor about your options for treatment.

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