Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Questions To Ask Your Doctor. [Web Site] Updated September 2012. Accessed July 30, 2014. http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/ask-your-doctor/index.html . Asking questions and providing information to your doctor and other care providers can improve your care. Talking with your doctor builds trust and leads to better results, quality, safety, and satisfaction. Quality health care is a team effort. You play an important role. One of the best ways to communicate with your doctor and health care team is by asking questions. Because time is limited during medical appointments, you will feel less rushed if you prepare your questions before your appointment.