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 »

Primary Care vs. Emergency Room (ER)

What’s the difference between visiting primary care vs. the emergency room? MainStreet Family Care can help you understand the key differences, as well as when you should visit each.  The Difference In Primary Care vs. ER The major differences in primary care vs. emergency room are the scope of care, the services offered, and the… 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 »