Time to use the power of the internet to interact with healthcare and actually use my insurance more efficiently!
Now that I have a rough sense of what is wrong, I need to see a doctor. Not just any doctor, but one with excellent ratings, available appointments, an office close to where I live, and one who accepts my insurance! Zocdoc is the perfect application of technology to find the right doctor for your needs, narrowing the choices down to someone who is good, close and available. Think of it as the Opentable for the medical industry. I think this is perfect for routine doctor visits, maybe not where you are having rhinoplasty however!
Clearly I need a Physical Therapist in my zip code who takes my insurance for my achilles. This brought me to Dr. Robert Lin, an amateur Muay Thai boxer whose own athletic (and injury) experience allows him to relate to a wide array of physical ailments. I am meeting with him later today and saw him for a previous injury! I have used this app to find a dermatologist, coincidentally in the very same office where my wife goes, but hers doesn't accept insurance. You can even fill out your paperwork electronically before you go to the office to save your self time. Further, let your costly insurance company foot the bill!