4 Most Common Upper Respiratory Infections

There are four common upper respiratory infections that people generally contract: sinus infection (sinusitis), common cold, sore throat (pharyngitis), and laryngitis. MainStreet Family Care is here to help you understand how you contract, diagnose, treat, and avoid these infections.  What Is An Upper Respiratory Infection?  Upper respiratory tract infections affect the portion of the respiratory… Read more »

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room (ER)

What’s the difference between urgent care vs. emergency room? MainStreet is here to educate you on when you should seek either level of care.  When You Should Visit An Urgent Care Clinic Due to the increase in urgent care clinics around the country over the past several years, many people seek care at these centers… 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 »

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 »