In our area, we have a nifty service called Minute Clinic – you should read up on them to see if they are near you. In a nutshell, they provide medical service for what ails you; they were recommended by my doctor who had no openings until later in the week.
Before I went, I looked up our article on Analyzing Your Symptoms which helped me nail down what I needed to tell the doctor. We were in and out in 15 minutes since I used our ‘cheat sheet’ for describing symptoms.
Here’s to good health in the New Year!