Source: Choosing Wisely
“Choosing Wisely is something that corroborates the best practices in medicine very well,” said Dr. Anuruddh Kumar (A.K.) Misra, MD, Medical Director at US HealthWorks in San Francisco, California. “It’s simple, it works well, and when it comes from the right source people are receptive to it.”
In recognition of his efforts to improve care in sports medicine, Dr. Misra was recently recognized as a Choosing Wisely Champion by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). Announced earlier this year, the Champions program is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation to recognize clinicians who are leading efforts to reduce overuse and waste in health care. More than a dozen leading medical specialty societies have committed to participate in the program.
“I think there’s so much information out there that physicians and patients don’t necessarily know where to go. One thing ABIM Foundation does well is that just the very words ‘Choosing Wisely’ resonate with people who want wisdom and direction,” he said.