Remember that there is usually nothing a doctor can do to speed your recovery from a cold. In all likelihood, he or she will simply recommend over-the-counter medications and plenty of rest and fluids. Don’t be demanding of an office visit.
Ask questions about why the tests are being done, if they are really necessary and what your options are. You may decide to take a more conservative approach.
If you should change doctors or visit a specialist, don’t waste your time and money on tests that you’ve already had done. Simply get your previous practitioner to forward your records to the new doctor or specialist.