Category: Primary Care

What’s the Difference Between Antibiotics and Antivirals?

Antibiotics vs. antivirals – what’s the difference anyway? MainStreet Family Care can tell you all of the information you need to know on the primary differences of antibiotic prescriptions and antiviral medications.  The Main Difference Between Antibiotics and Antivirals Antibiotics are used to treat infection within the body and are only prescribed after a person… Read more »

What Is the Thyroid?

The thyroid gland is important for the body’s hormonal regulation. MainStreet Family Care is here to inform you on all aspects of the thyroid, including functions, diseases and dysfunctions, treatments, and prevention methods.  Thyroid Function and Location The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the throat. The pituitary gland is responsible for enacting thyroid… Read more »

What is Diabetes?

What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the pancreas is unable to create or use adequate insulin. Insulin is a hormone created by the body that allows blood sugar to enter cells and be used for energy, and is essential to sustaining life. There are three distinct types: type 1, type 2,… Read more »

What are Annual Physical Exams?

What are annual physical exams? MainStreet Family Care is here to help you understand the full scope of yearly physical exams, as well as the benefits you can reap from getting one.  Who Conducts Annual Physical Exams? Board-certified medical professionals should conduct your annual physical exam. Typically, primary care providers conduct yearly physical exams, and… Read more »