Do You Ask Your Doctor Questions?

Perhaps the most basic of patient empowerment skills is the ability of patients to ask questions of their doctors.

The AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) recognizes that an informed patient will be a healthier patient — and has put together a video they plan to run (and already have in some places) on TV.

Give it a look:

AHRQ: Questions are the Answer

Do you ask your doctor questions? Do these videos motivate you to ask them more often?

And is your doctor good about answering them completely and respectfully?

Want more tools and commentary for sharp patients?
Sign up for Every Patient’s Advocate email tips
– – – – – – – – – – –
Join Trisha in the Patient Empowerment Forum at
– – – – – – – – – – –
Or link here to empower yourself at

Trisha Torrey
Scroll to Top