Alexander City Blog

Cold vs. Flu: Do You Know the Symptoms?

    Flu Season is Coming! Do you know how to tell the difference between the common cold and influenza?  MainStreet Family Urgent Care wants you to be prepared! Your nose is stuffy, your throat is scratchy, and your head is pounding. Is it a cold or the seasonal flu? Symptoms can overlap, so unless… Read more »

Family Spotlight: Colin Barrett, Medical Assistant

  For this edition of MainStreet’s Family Spotlight, we sat down with our newest family member of MainStreet Alexander City, Medical Assistant Colin Barrett! Colin Barrett is a front desk medical assistant at MainStreet Family Urgent Care’s Alexander City location.  He has been working with MainStreet since July 2017.  Originally from Alexander City, he has recently… Read more »

Fun in The Summer Sun!

MainStreet Family Urgent Care’s Sylacauga clinic has had a busy Summer!  Dr. Wags has been traveling from Alexander City to Childersburg putting smiles on faces.  Here’s a look at some of our fun events from the Summer: Dr. Wags and the MainStreet team had a great time at Dayspring Worship Center in Sylacauga.  Their annual… Read more »

FAMILY SPOTLIGHT: Starr Haley, MA

  For this edition of MainStreet’s Family Spotlight, we sat down with our Medical Assistant, Starr Haley! Starr Haley is a medical assistant at MainStreet Family Urgent Care’s new Alexander City location.  She has been working with MainStreet since Alexander City’s opening in October 2016.  Starr is originally from Tampa, FL, and has four amazing children,… Read more »

Seasonal Allergies: 4 Routes to Relief

Seasonal Allergies Treated at MainStreet Family Urgent Care Seasonal allergies are a pain in the nose. Don’t suffer from pollen. Come see the friendly staff at MainStreet Family Urgent Care today! Ah, spring. The perfect time to get outside for long walks in the neighborhood, hikes in the hills, and springtime gardening. But that “ah” can… Read more »

Family Spotlight: Dr. Timbo Taylor

  Medical Director Dr. Taylor was one of the first to join the MainStreet Family as our company grew from the ground up. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Dr. Taylor completed a residency program at the University of Arkansas. Upon returning to the South, Dr. Taylor spent several years as an ER physician… Read more »

10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Young athletes today are bigger and stronger, and they push themselves harder than ever before. With sports camps and more structured activities, kids today are increasingly likely to play their chosen sport year-round. But more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, including ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee,… Read more »

How to Handle Your Spring Allergies

How to Handle Your Spring Allergies Spring is beautiful, but it’s also a key time of year for seasonal allergies. As plants release pollen, millions of people with hay fever start to sniffle and sneeze. There’s no cure but you can take steps to curb springtime allergies, from medication to household habits. Causes The biggest… Read more »