You’re at work and have been fighting a bad sore throat and pounding headache.  You’re trying to decide if you should go to your doctor’s office an urgent care center or emergency room?  Always call your primary physician first when it’s not life threatening, you feel you need prompt attention and it’s during business hours.  It is to your advantage to call your primary care doctor because he or she is familiar with your entire medical history, including your medications and your personal circumstances.