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When to Visit MainStreet Family Care

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Staying at home to avoid the risk of infection is part of our new normal. So when do you stay home and when do you make a visit to MainStreet Family Care? Many of us are staying at home to protect others, to protect ourselves, and to maintain our overall health. However, studies are showing… Read more »

Is COVID-19 Testing Free?

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This post was updated to reflect recent changes in government and insurers’ policies to help patients seeking either COVID-19 viral testing or COVID-19 antibody testing. Please check regularly for updates. Last revised on July 2, 2020. We’ve all seen the headlines that announce “free testing” and “everyone can have a test.” While this is the… Read more »

Safety First at MainStreet

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Whether you’re visiting for a regular check-up, an urgent care visit, or COVID-19 testing, we want you to know that we put your health and safety first. We are welcoming all patients at MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care. While our day-to-day lives have changed, we’re still doing what we’ve always done. We’re providing… Read more »

Ask Dr. Taylor: SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing

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The entire team at MainStreet Family Care is encouraged by our patients’ desire to be informed. We’ve received a lot of great questions from you about SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing! Below our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Timothy Taylor addresses some specific questions that our community has been asking about COVID-19 antibody testing. I’m on the fence.… Read more »

COVID-19 Antibody Blood Test Questions and Answers

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These days, we all have Coronavirus questions that need to be answered. We’ve provided some helpful COVID-19 antibody blood test questions and answers that might make life a little easier. The newest development in testing is the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) antibody blood test. These tests will tell you if you HAD Coronavirus. How does the COVID-19… Read more »

Explaining COVID-19 to Our Kids

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How do we begin explaining COVID-19 to our kids? Coronavirus is all people are talking about these days. Parents are concerned. We’re worried about our friends, family, and the impact this will have on our children. While we’re doing the best we can, sometimes it’s helpful to have ways we can reassure our children and… Read more »

TeleVisit Questions and Answers

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We know that TeleVisits are a relatively new concept to most people. Even if it isn’t, most patients haven’t had the opportunity to utilize this amazing tool. So we decided to put together a list of some of the most commonly asked TeleVisit questions and answers. You can submit a TeleVisit request at any time.… Read more »

Let’s Get Physicals

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Physicals are an important part staying healthy. Even if you’re feeling great, there’s still a reason to visit with your primary care provider at least once a year. Having annual physicals helps create a healthy baseline. It also helps you maintain a good relationship with your provider and keep your wellness in check. One day,… Read more »

What are the risk factors of COPD?

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We’ve all heard of COPD. So what exactly is it and are you at risk of the diagnosis? First, what is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus production and wheezing. It’s caused by long-term exposure to… Read more »

Family Spotlight Monroeville: Sallyanna Silveria, FNP-C

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Today’s Family Spotlight is on Sallyanna Silveria, FNP-C! Sallyanna is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a vital member of our Monroeville MainStreet Family. We asked Sallyanna a few questions about Monroeville and working at MainStreet Family Care so you could get to know her a little better! What are some of your favorite things about… Read more »