The Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has a brochure designed to help patients get the most out of their medical appointments. The AHRQ notes that patients who are actively involved in their healthcare get the best quality care. “Patients who talk with their doctors tend to be happier with their care and have better medical results”.
See the AHRQ brochure here: Tips for Patients.pdf
Find more information about questions to ask your doctor here: Questions To Ask Your Doctor
For more information about the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality click here.