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Lauren Reyes, MSN, APRN
ALI RAZA, MD
ARIF ABDULLAH, MD
TRACY PALMER, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
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MELISSA SANCHEZ, PA-C, MPAS
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When to go to Urgent Care VS the Doctor
Jul 02, 2021
Given that both urgent care and doctors are medics, it can be confusing to know when to go to urgent care vs. doctor. Urgent care means you can get treatment for minor illnesses and general critical medical issues.
Fun Healthy Exercises for Office Workers
Jun 25, 2021
Spending many hours on the office desk without doing the exercises for office workers can be tiresome. Thankfully, most activities for office workers are simple. When you sit in an office from morning to evening, you’ll need to do some of these ...
4 Healthy Bedtime Habits
Jun 18, 2021
Lack of healthy bedtime habits has instant harmful effects on your body performance, hormones, and brain functionality. Sleep deprivation leads to weight gain and increased disease risks such as high blood pressure, memory troubles, poor mental health...
4 Diet Myths: Don’t Believe What You Hear
Jun 11, 2021
While eating healthy is a requirement to maintain good health, many people have ended up implementing many diet myths. One factor that has caused the diet myths to trend is the internet.
What Are the Causes of Diabetes? Retina Vue for Diabetics
Jun 04, 2021
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the primary causes of blindness among diabetic patients. If detected in the early stages, the risk of severe vision loss will reduce by 90 percent.
C-PTSD vs PTSD: What is the Difference?
May 28, 2021
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are mental disorders that one can develop after experiencing a traumatic event.
What is the Neural Scan Pro+?
May 21, 2021
With the advent of technological revolutions, the medical field has significantly benefited from tools like neural scan systems. Treatment of mental health conditions has remarkably improved. A brain scan gives a medical expert in the field access...
What Your First Ultrasound During Pregnancy Is Like
May 14, 2021
Going for the first ultrasound during pregnancy is usually an unforgettable experience for many pregnant women. If you are a parent-to-be, you are perhaps wondering how your first ultrasound will go. How will the doctors do it?
4 Most Common Chronic Diseases
May 07, 2021
The most common chronic diseases like cancer and chronic kidney disease are long-term health conditions requiring continuous medical attention. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), chronic illnesses may not have a cure and are ...
COVID Vaccine With Allergies? How the Vaccine Affects Allergies
Apr 30, 2021
Getting a COVID vaccine with allergies can negatively affect your health, especially if it causes anaphylaxis. Some of the vaccines that the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved include the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Moderna Vaccine, and ....
Can you Still Get COVID After You Get The Vaccine?
Apr 23, 2021
As vaccines for COVID become more readily available, questions about the vaccine keep popping up. Can you still get COVID after you get the vaccine?
What Are COVID Vaccine Side Effects?
Apr 16, 2021
Over the last few weeks, we talked about the COVID vaccine and common questions surrounding it. One of the biggest questions we haven’t answered yet is what are the COVID vaccine side effects? In the following blog, we will answer this question in depth.
Can the COVID Vaccine Affect Pregnancy?
Apr 09, 2021
Many people are wondering if the vaccine affects pregnancy because they are one of the at-risk groups for COVID. The CDC is also researching the effects of the vaccines on pregnant women.
5 of the Best Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Spices
Apr 02, 2021
Anti-inflammatory herbs and spices have helped millions of people treat inflammation, the body’s natural response to injuries and infections.
The 7 Most Common Food Allergies
Mar 26, 2021
If you always experience an itchy sensation inside your mouth or swelling on the face after eating a particular food, these could be the common food allergies’ symptoms.
The Relationship Between Mental Health and Physical Health
Mar 19, 2021
More often than not, scientists denote that solving mental health problems can improve physical health. This is true because your mind and body connect in many ways; so the issues and solutions go together.
Healthy Recipes that Taste Great
Mar 12, 2021
If your New Year’s resolution is to be more healthy, you’re probably looking for some low-calorie, nutritious recipes to make. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a recipe that’s good for you while also tasting great.
It’s Not Too Late to Keep Your 2021 Resolutions!
Mar 05, 2021
If you feel like you’ve already failed at keeping your 2021 resolutions on track, worry no more. You can still make a few adjustments to help achieve your health and fitness goals.
Your Guide to the “Green” Mediterranean Diet
Feb 26, 2021
The internet is full of conflicting information on which diet is the best for long-term health. But while trendy diets come and go, some eating plans have withstood the test of time and gained the approval of health professionals over and over.
Is the Coronavirus Vaccine Safe?
Feb 19, 2021
The coronavirus has been a thorn in the side of the entire world for over a year now. And while some regions have shown significant improvement, others still have a way to go.
What Happens When You Ignore Health Problems?
Feb 12, 2021
No one can keep perfect track of their health at all times. And of course, not every headache or upset stomach is a sign of some awful underlying issue. However, there are certain aspects of your health that deserve more attention than they typically get.
Telehealth Appointments: What to Expect
Feb 05, 2021
With the constant reminders to stay at home unless you have to leave for essential activities, one question remains: are doctor visits essential? Should you physically leave your home for a health exam?
Why Main Street Medical Clinic?
Jan 29, 2021
At Main Street Medical Clinic, we pride ourselves on providing the best healthcare we can for our patients. Our team has put in more effort than ever during the pandemic.
Don’t Let COVID-19 Cancel Your Annual Wellness Exam
Jan 22, 2021
The pandemic has changed the way many of us view going to the doctor. As healthcare workers prioritized emergency cases and high-risk patients, more stable patients didn’t bother as much with preventive health visits.
When Should You Go to Urgent Care?
Jan 15, 2021
“Better safe than sorry”, many of us heard growing up. But how does that apply practically to medical situations? How can you tell if that stomachache requires a trip to the ER or is just a result of a bad dinner?
6 Important Micronutrients for a Healthy Life
Nov 13, 2020
Macronutrients–proteins, fats, and carbohydrates–are most people’s primary focus when planning a healthy diet. These categories do provide a quick and easy breakdown of different foods and help people plan a healthy diet. But they’re not the whole story.
How to Improve Your Bone Health
Nov 06, 2020
What’s one of the most important and yet most invisible parts of your body? Your skeleton. Your bones act as a framework for your body, allowing you to move and even to stand upright.
4 Tips for Healthy Napping Habits
Oct 30, 2020
What do most of us do when sleepiness strikes in the middle of the day? If we’re in a conducive situation, we may sneak off to the couch or bed for a quick power nap.
Checking Your Vital Signs
Oct 23, 2020
You’ve likely heard about the ideal vital signs–heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, etc. for someone your age and build–but may not know how to keep track of these signs yourself. Some require equipment not everyone has.
4 Office Health Tips for Desk Workers
Oct 16, 2020
About 13% of jobs in 2016 were classified as sedentary, meaning they required virtually no physical labor or movement. Sitting down for work all day might sound relaxing and easy.
Happy Thanksgiving from Main Street Medical Clinic!
Oct 11, 2020
Whether you’re new to Main Street Clinic or you’ve been with us for a while, we want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! It’s time to take time off work, enjoy a great meal, and spend time with your family. What are you thankful for this year?
Why Perfectionism is a Problematic Philosophy for Your Health
Oct 09, 2020
To some extent, we all deal with perfectionism. Maybe we’ve set too high standards for ourselves or someone else, or we’re struggling to live up to someone else’s expectations.
7 Medical Red Flags to Never Ignore
Oct 02, 2020
Have you ever noticed that something feels a bit off in your body? Maybe you don’t feel outright sick, but a sudden change in your habits or body catches you off guard.
Post-Surgery Recovery: A Basic Guide
Sep 25, 2020
Anyone who has ever experienced surgery knows that things don’t stop when the operation does.
Protect Yourself from These 4 Healthcare Scams
Sep 18, 2020
We’ve all seen those sketchy-looking ads from people claiming to have the cure for cancer or the real solution to weight loss.
A Basic Guide to Handling Diabetes
Sep 11, 2020
Despite its prevalence in America, diabetes is an often-misunderstood diagnosis. Whether it’s confusing Type 1 and Type 2 or blaming the patient for their own disease, plenty of people have very little detailed understanding of what diabetes truly is ...
Living with Chronic Pain
Sep 04, 2020
Everyone has experienced pain at some point in their lives. Whether it’s the result of an injury, sickness, or the body simply acting strange, pain is a universal human experience.
Creating Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life
Aug 28, 2020
If there was a magic pill to make you perfectly healthy and keep you healthy for life, that pill would be in absurdly high demand across the world. Sadly, no such pill exists.
Cholesterol: A Bird’s-Eye View
Aug 21, 2020
There are certain words in the medical field that induce worry for sometimes nonsensical reasons.
Choosing Nutritionally Dense Foods
Aug 14, 2020
We’re all familiar with macronutrients: carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Likewise, we’ve all heard of micronutrients like vitamin A, iron, calcium, and more.
Healthy Lifestyle vs. Crash Diets
Aug 07, 2020
We’ve all heard outlandish claims about rapid weight loss or curing diseases by doing one weird trick every morning, cutting out a specific food from our diets, buying a particular product, or some combination of all the above. False claims about health ab
5 Healthy Habits to Boost Your Immune System
Jul 31, 2020
As the pandemic continues, more people than ever are asking questions about boosting their immune systems and staying healthy. Of course, this is a great idea even in the best of circumstances. There’s no “magic pill” or awesome habit that will ...
How to Handle a Virtual Doctor Appointment
Jul 24, 2020
Even before the coronavirus pandemic made them a necessity, virtual doctor visits were becoming more popular.
Coronavirus: 5 Significant Risk Factors
Jul 17, 2020
The coronavirus, or COVID-19, needs no introduction. By now everyone is familiar with the worldwide pandemic that threatens anyone and everyone. While no person is truly safe from the virus, people that meet certain criteria or have certain health...
Men’s Health: 4 Common Health Issues for Men
Jul 10, 2020
Certain diseases or general health problems affect men and women equally and produce nearly identical symptoms. However, there are always exceptions.
7 Types of Cancer in Men
Jul 03, 2020
Cancer is a terrifying disease for anyone. According to the National Cancer Institute, while both men and women are susceptible to cancer, men have a higher mortality rate from the disease.
Mental Health for Men: Stigma & Treatment
Jun 26, 2020
The cultural conversation around mental health tends to center around women. There are a variety of reasons for this, ranging from the fact that women are perceived as more emotional than men to the fact that women are generally more susceptible...
Men’s Health: Autoimmune Disease
Jun 19, 2020
Your body’s immune system is an intricately designed network of cells that protect your body against bacteria and unhealthy cells. When working properly, the immune system does wonders to keep you healthy.
Heart Disease in Men: Identification & Symptoms
Jun 12, 2020
Heart disease is not a uniquely male problem. However, heart diseases are the most common cause of death for American men, compromising about a quarter of all male deaths.
4 Important Tests for Preventive Health
Jun 05, 2020
Few things in life matter more than paying close attention to your health and how your body responds in different situations. Unfortunately, too many people put off seeking medical help until extensive damage has already occurred from a preventable ...
Allergy Tests at MSMC: Identifying Your Allergens
May 22, 2020
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, more than 50 million Americans of all ages experiences allergies every year. This includes chronic allergies as well as seasonal reactions.
Diagnosing Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
May 08, 2020
Poor circulation or artery problems can be caused by a spectrum of different diseases or disorders. By the nature of these diseases, living with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can cause all manner of health struggles, from wounds that refuse to ...
An Overview of Spirometry Testing
Apr 24, 2020
Anyone living with breathing troubles is likely well aware of spirometry testing. For those who aren’t, a spirometry test measures the amount of air your lungs can hold and how high your breathing strength is.
Supplements to Boost Your Immune System
Apr 10, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, many people are focused on preventing themselves from getting sick or from spreading the disease to others. The CDC’s recommendations of frequent handwashing and social distancing still hold true...
Connected Care Services at MSMC
Mar 27, 2020
Many of our patients deal with chronic illnesses every day. And unfortunately, these chronic diseases can sometimes interfere with their ability to schedule a timely doctor’s appointment or even complete a normal day without needing help.
4 Common Women’s Health Issues
Mar 13, 2020
A closer look at common women’s health issues requires more detail than just a general examination of overall adult health. Due to both anatomical and hormonal differences, plus other variables science can’t quite pin down, ...
4 Things You Should Know About Women’s Mental Health
Mar 06, 2020
Mental health is a commonly discussed topic now and is gradually losing its stigma from previous years.
Autoimmune Disease: Symptoms & Care
Feb 28, 2020
An autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system turns against itself, attacking healthy cells instead of bacteria or unhealthy cells. While this can theoretically happen to anyone, some autoimmune diseases occur based on risk factors...
The Most Common Types of Women’s Cancer
Feb 21, 2020
Despite recent advancements in preventive and proactive treatment, cancer remains an intimidating threat. This disease is still not fully understood and treatment can drag on for months or even years.
Heart Disease in Women: Identification & Treatment
Feb 14, 2020
According to Harvard Health, heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women, yet women tend to have a lower survival rate than men.
Take Charge of Your Health: Chronic Disease Self-Management
Feb 07, 2020
According to the National Health Council, approximately 133 million Americans (more than 40% of the total population) live with chronic disease. If you’re one of them, you likely understand the impact chronic disease has on anyone’s life.
February 2020: American Heart Health Month
Jan 31, 2020
High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. It can be hard to detect, as it often shows no signs or symptoms.
ABI Screening: What Is an Ankle-Brachial Index Test?
Jan 24, 2020
The ankle-brachial index test (ABI screening) is an effective way for your provider to check how your blood is flowing, and to check for peripheral vascular disease or peripheral artery disease (PAD).
What is Chronic Disease Management?
Jan 17, 2020
Many Americans deal with multiple complex conditions at the same time. Chronic conditions can make life more difficult, but fortunately, we have the ability to assess and resolve the issue with medical assistance.
3 Health & Wellness Goals to Set for 2020
Jan 03, 2020
How many times in the past have you set new year’s resolutions to lose weight, gain muscle, or go on a diet, and ultimately abandoned ship by mid-March? It’s easy to set unrealistic goals for yourself to start in the new year, but difficult to actually...
Happy Holidays from Main Street Medical Clinic!
Dec 20, 2019
2019 has zipped along to the end in the blink of an eye. This is the time of the year we pause and reflect, analyze the year behind us and look ahead with great anticipation for the year to come.
Overcoming Seasonal Depression for the Holidays
Dec 13, 2019
Every winter, millions of Americans feel fatigue, boredom, and sadness settle in as the days grow shorter. This feeling is known as seasonal depression (sometimes also called seasonal affective disorder).
Wrapping Up National Handwashing Awareness Week
Dec 06, 2019
We all learned the importance of washing our hands when we were kids. Plenty of us may have even memorized songs about it. But it’s all too easy to forget about handwashing when we get older. After all, our hands couldn’t be that dirty, right?
Happy Thanksgiving from Main Street Medical Clinic!
Nov 22, 2019
Whether you’re new to Main Street Medical Clinic or you’ve been with us for a while, we want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! It’s time to take time off work, enjoy a great meal, and spend time with your family.
Protecting Yourself and Your Family This Flu Season
Nov 15, 2019
Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, is a serious and sometimes deadly sickness.
November 2019: American Diabetes Month
Nov 08, 2019
Do you or any of your family members struggle with the debilitating condition of diabetes?
Now Accepted: Memorial Hermann Health Insurance
Nov 01, 2019
We’ve got great news! We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with Memorial Hermann Health System to offer coverage for their insurance plan members.
The Importance of Allergy Testing
Oct 25, 2019
Some people get itchy eyes and stuffy noses from the pollen in the air, while others suffer from anaphylactic reactions caused by certain foods.
Observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019
Oct 18, 2019
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which we would like to observe here at Main Street Medical Clinic. According to Cancer.Net, “This year, an estimated 268,600 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and ...
Alcohol Consumption and Blood Pressure
Oct 11, 2019
There’s no argument that diet affects your heart health and alcohol is no exception. The relationship between alcohol and blood pressure is undeniable. You’ve probably heard that a glass of red wine can prevent heart disease or lead to fewer heart attacks.
Critical Stroke Prevention Guidelines
Oct 04, 2019
With age comes wisdom but unfortunately, our risks for developing health problems increase too. While your age plays a role in your chances of having a stroke, genetics plays an even greater role.
Prevention vs. Treatment
Sep 27, 2019
There are two primary types of care people need throughout their lives: preventive healthcare and ad hoc treatment. Both are of near-equal importance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
5 Tips for Preventive Health
Sep 20, 2019
Ready to get serious about your health? If you’re looking to make a positive change in your life and aren’t quite sure where to start, begin by examining your habits. Are you proactive about your health? If not, are you ready to start?
The Importance of Preventive Care
Sep 13, 2019
Most people already recognize the importance of caring for their own health. We avoid situations that could put us in danger, generally try to eat a healthy diet, and visit the doctor for difficult medical situations. But there’s one dimension ...
3 Reasons to Get Vaccinated
Sep 06, 2019
You may have heard people blame vaccines for a plethora of dangerous health conditions. It’s critical to listen to the advice of doctors and scientists over random health bloggers.
Become a Part of the Main Street Medical Clinic Online Community!
Aug 30, 2019
Main Street Medical Clinic invites you to join our extended community. This is your opportunity to connect with us as we offer you extra snippets of our knowledge, experience, and expertise in the form of daily articles, videos, and other information.
New Website Launch for Main Street Medical Clinic!
Aug 30, 2019
Main Street Medical Clinic is proud to announce the launch of our brand new website! Our new online presence is an exciting part of our ongoing effort to improve our products and services for you, our most valued patients.
Main Street Medical Clinic
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Address: 415 Woodline Drive, Spring, TX 77386
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