Blount County Blog

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month when we join together to celebrate people with Down Syndrome and educate others on what the syndrome is. Down Syndrome Facts Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels. There… Read more »

Join us in celebrating Child Health Day on October 1st!

Let’s celebrate! Celebrated for the first time in 1929, Child Health Day has been around for quiet some time. Each first Monday in October organizations and agencies invested in children’s health are encouraged to raise awareness about the importance of children’s welfare in our country. Whether you are a parent or not, you are sure… Read more »

Fun April for Dr. Wags!

Dr. Wags had a busy April in Oneonta! He started out the month by visiting the Wallace State – Oneonta’s Terrific Tuesday that MainStreet Family Urgent Care sponsored! He met lots of students and loved roaming the halls of the Wallace State – Oneonta campus! Next, Wags visited the Blount County Children’s Center and the… Read more »

Dr. Wags attends Small Town Christmas in Oneonta

Dr. Wags loved getting into the Christmas spirit during the Small Town Christmas  in Oneonta over the weekend. This is the first year for Small Town Christmas which featured a few events rolled into just three days! The lovely, Christmas-filled weekend began with the Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Oneonta on Friday night at the… Read more »

Thankful for Community Thanksgiving Lunch

On Thanksgiving, the MainStreet Family Urgent Care family was blessed to volunteer during Lester Memorial United Methodist Church’s Community Thanksgiving Lunch. More than 140 plates of delicious Thanksgiving food was given away during the event or delivered to different families or organizations including the Oneonta Police Department and Oneonta Fire Department.   MainStreet is so… Read more »

It’s Nurse Practitioner Week!

checkup little girl and provider

Happy Nurse Practitioner Week to all our MainStreet & KidsStreet practitioners! At MainStreet Family Care, we encourage praise and increased recognition of the importance, education and care behind a certified Nurse Practitioner. What exactly is a Nurse Practitioner? A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness. They have the knowledge and training to… Read more »