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Hello Bainbridge, Georgia!

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We’re so happy to open our doors to Bainbridge, Georgia! This is MainStreet Family Care’s first location in Georgia! Locals in Bainbridge have been more than welcoming and our clinic staff is already doing an amazing job. To make things a little easier for you, our patients, we wanted to answer a few frequently asked… 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 »

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 »

Reduce a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in Alabama. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes. When it comes to type 2 diabetes prevention is very important. It’s especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you’re at increased risk. Risk factors include being overweight, having a family history of the disease,… Read more »

Why Your Child Needs a Sports Physical

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School sports are one of the most exciting school-year activities for most kids and teens. It’s a fun way for them to get fit, socialize with friends, and learn how to be part of a team. One important item needed to play a school sport is a sports physical. Here’s a little information about what… Read more »

Five Risk Factors of Lung Cancer

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so what are the risk factors of cancer? Smoking About 80% of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking. The risk among smokers is many times higher than among non-smokers. The longer you smoke and the more packs a day you smoke, the greater your risk. Secondhand… Read more »

Are you experiencing cold and flu symptoms?

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Are you experiencing cold and flu symptoms? Tis’ the season to be sneezing! Some cold and flu indicators are well-known while others are not. As cold and flu season begins, how do you tell the difference between whether you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms? Here is a brief list of symptoms that will help… Read more »

Are you prepared for cold and flu season?

Are you prepared for cold and flu season? #TisTheSeasonToBeSneezin’ MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care are already experiencing an influx of patients with cold and flu symptoms. With these rising numbers, it’s important to remain educated on how to prevent sickness for you and your family! Tips to Prevent Cold and Flu Sickness Wash… Read more »

Ten Tips for Healthy Teeth

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month, so how can you maintain healthy teeth? We’ve put together ten tips for healthy teeth that can help you keep good oral hygiene and keep the cavities away! Ten Tips for Healthy Teeth Have the proper brushing technique. Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Gently… Read more »

Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

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What’s the difference between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack? What causes these conditions? And what’s the best way to prevent them? It’s time we get familiar with the facts. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. In addition, it is the leading cause of… Read more »