The bad news is that I have strep throat. It started hurting yesterday afternoon and during the night I could barely swallow.
The good news is that I went to a Walgreen's Take Care clinic at 9:30a when they opened, was the first and only patient, was seen right away and put through a completely automated and thorough system which ended in a printed prescription. I handed that over to the pharmacy intern (he had a mohawk?!) next door and was on my way about 20 minutes later. The ultimate one stop shop (I even got some Easter basket supplies while waiting). Regular doctors' offices should be very afraid b/c this experience beat the pants off of their service, or at least any I have had in a long, long time.