Best to be used as a reference, this book does exactly what it says it will and then some. For each condition / disease, there is a brief description of what it is. This is given in simple terms so that even the most uneducated patient can comprehend them. Then, there is a list of five questions to ask. After that, there are a few other important questions that may be asked in secondary importance. At the beginning of the book, there are introductions on the health care industry and how this book should be used--in addition to some doctor visit tips and examples of dialogs between doctor and patient. The only thing that must be noted is that none of the questions in the book are answered. They serve as guides, and it is up to the reader to actually ask their doctor questions and find the answers.