Category: Primary Care

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 »

Why You Need an Annual Health Screening

Are you wondering why you need an annual health screening? MainStreet Family Care is here to tell you all the benefits of yearly screenings! The Benefits Of Health Screenings Receiving an annual screening can provide a huge benefit to your long-term health, especially for those aged 40 and older. Getting checked out once a year… Read more »

What is a Yearly Health Checkup?

Receiving a yearly health checkup can help you understand the full scope of your health as well as assist you in maintaining good physical health.  What Happens During An Annual Checkup?  During a checkup, your provider will talk to you about how you are feeling, your medical history, and any lifestyle habits you have, such… Read more »

What is Acid Reflux?

What is acid reflux? What is acid reflux? MainStreet Family Care is here to help you understand the condition including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Often commonly referred to as acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is the official name for the condition. It is caused when the muscle that lets food into the stomach malfunctions, sending… Read more »

Urgent Care vs. Primary Care

Many people are unaware of when to choose urgent care vs. primary care. We take a look at what each can diagnose and treat as well as when you should go to each. Please note, for all life-threatening conditions please always call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room. When Should I Visit An… Read more »