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We Know the Parenting Struggle is Real

A boy blows his nose into a tissue, his mother comforting him during his illness.

Being a parent is hard. At the end of the day, we’re all doing the best we can, right? When we created MainStreet Family Care, we designed it with you in mind. Because when life throws you a curve-ball, it’s hard to catch up. It’s worrisome when your child is sick. Then it’s challenging when… Read more »

Healthy Happy Kids in the Kitchen

Three kids are cooking today! Mother is overseeing as a teenage girl and her two brother are chopping and mixing ingredients for family lunch.

Emilie Maynor and Laura DeCastra are Birmingham locals that regularly share their knowledge about yoga, food and how to get kiddos excited about healthy eating! Lucky for us, Emilie and Laura generously shared some great tips from their blog about trying new foods and getting in the kitchen with your kids! Mix It Up in… Read more »

Why Your Child Needs a Sports Physical

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School sports are one of the most exciting school-year activities for most kids and teens. It’s a fun way for them to get fit, socialize with friends, and learn how to be part of a team. One important item needed to play a school sport is a sports physical. Here’s a little information about what… Read more »

Get a check up & a gift card!

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When you become a primary care patient with MainStreet Family Care in the month of February, you are illegible to receive a free $20 gift card! It only takes four east steps! 1: Schedule your appointment online here: http://ow.ly/VWS430ne1m3 2: Get your initial physical at your local MainStreet Family Care clinic 3: Take a short… Read more »

Family Spotlight – Mandy Wiggins, CRNP – Andalusia

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Today’s Family Spotlight is on Mandy Wiggins! This amazing MainStreet Family staff member is a CRNP at our Andalusia clinic, has been with MainStreet since September 2017. She has two children, ages 5 and 4 months, with her husband of 13 years, Brent.  What’s something that no one else knows about you? I enjoy competing… Read more »

#TistheSeasontoBeSneezin’: How we can help during cold and flu season!

With the arrival of the holidays, how can an urgent care help you as the cold and flu season arrives with it? MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care can help you feel better, FAST! How can we help? We’re open seven days a week No matter what day of the week during cold and… Read more »

Ways to Reduce a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, but do you know how to prevent you and your family from getting the disease? Five Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Lose excess body fat Being overweight is a big risk factor of diabetes Excercise Research shows that aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes. The greatest… Read more »

FIVE Risk Factors of Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so what are the risk factors of the cancer? Five Lung Cancer Risk Factors Smoking  About 80% of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking. The risk for lung cancer among smokers is many times higher than among non-smokers. The longer you smoke and the more packs… Read more »

What are the risk factors of COPD?

November is COPD Awareness Month, so what exactly is it and are you at risk of the diagnosis? First, what is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and non-reversible asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. What are the risk… Read more »

Family Spotlight – Melissa Jenkins, CRNP – Millbrook

Today we recognize an AMAZING part of our MainStreet Family, Melissa Jenkins. Melissa works as a CRNP at our MainStreet Family Care clinic in Millbrook and has been with us for more than a year. She is married to Gray and has a son and a daughter, Ryan and Jennifer as well as a son-in-law… Read more »