Topic Family Medicine

Mens health urgent care
Apr 01, 2024

Hey Guys, It's Time to Go to the Doctor

It's true: men are less likely to go to the doctor than women. But men have important healthcare needs too. Learn why even healthy guys need to visit the doctor.
Basics of autoimmune diseases
Nov 10, 2023

Autoimmune Disease Basics

Discover the basics of autoimmune diseases, their potential causes, common types, and steps to take if you suspect you have one. Learn how to manage symptoms and improve your quality today.
a child and her mother are both in bed sick
Oct 10, 2023

Childhood Illnesses which Adults can get

It is important to understand that as adults you can get sick from childhood illnesses. If you find yourself sick, be assured you are not on your own - there is…
Person signing papers at medical checkin
Sep 26, 2023

HIPAA Basics

Have you ever wondered what you’re really signing when you sign those HIPAA forms at the doctor? Check out our guide to the most common questions and myths about HIPAA.
Calm person recovered from panic attack
Aug 21, 2023

Your Secret Weapon for Managing Panic Attacks

There’s no need to panic about having a panic attack. Equip yourself with the tools you need to manage them and learn how your primary care doctor can help.
Man getting ready for a1c test
Jul 20, 2023

The First Step in Reducing Your Diabetes Risk

How much do you know about blood sugar and your A1C? Test your knowledge and learn about the steps you can take to reduce your risk of diabetes.
Packing for healthy travel 1
Jul 07, 2023

Simple Tips for Healthy Travel

Got big travel plans this year? No one wants their travel interrupted by illness. Check out our guide with simple tips for helping you stay healthy while traveling.
Prevent lyme disease
Jun 20, 2023

Get the Facts on Lyme Disease (and other Tick-Borne Illnesses)

More time outside in the summer leads to an increased risk of tick bites & tick-borne illnesses. Learn what to do if you get bitten - and how to prevent bites in the first place.
Man in pain ready to see his doctor
May 22, 2023

When to See Your Doctor About Pain

When do you need to stop pushing through pain and schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor? Check out our guide to talking with your doctor about pain.
Woman using patient portal
May 03, 2023

Take Ownership of Your Health with Your Patient Portal

Have you ever used a patient portal? You may be surprised to learn that our patient portal is a valuable tool for urgent care and primary care patients. Learn more.
Healthy woman after screening tests
Apr 07, 2023

5 Screenings That Can Save Your Life

We’re not exaggerating: early detection of cancer and other health conditions can save your life. Is it time to talk to your primary care doctor about screenings?
Man after a vaccine appointment
Mar 22, 2023

Adult Vaccine Basics

Vaccines aren't just for kids. Adults also need vaccines to keep them healthy. But do you know what vaccines you need and when you need them? Check out our guide.
Tired woman who needs better sleep
Mar 06, 2023

Need a Good Night's Sleep? Try These Tips.

You already know that sleep is important. But do you know why? It’s about so much more than rest. Learn how to get better sleep - and where to go if you need help.
Phone used for telehealth appointment
Feb 20, 2023

Telehealth is for Primary Care Patients, Too

Did you know telehealth appointments are a convenient option for primary care patients? Learn how telehealth can make accessing healthcare easier than ever.
Healthy man with questions about cholesterol
Feb 10, 2023

Surprising Answers to your Questions about Cholesterol

How much do you really know about cholesterol? Test your knowledge and find out the surprising answers to these 5 common questions about cholesterol.
Choosing a primary care doctor
Dec 29, 2022

Tips for Choosing a Primary Care Doctor

Finding a new primary care doctor can be hard. But it doesn't have to be. We've created a guide to choosing a primary care doctor to make that choice easier for you.
Medhelp welcomes dr joseph shepherd
Dec 16, 2022

MedHelp Welcomes New Primary Care Doctor

MedHelp's newest primary care doctor has served patients in Birmingham for over 30 years. Learn about Dr. Shepherd's approach to patient care & long COVID treatment.
Woman getting blood pressure checked
Aug 09, 2022

Blood Pressure Basics

Have you ever wondered why your doctor takes your blood pressure every time you come in? And do you really know what those numbers mean for your health?
Woman suffering from chronic inflammation
Jul 05, 2022

Inflammation: What You Really Need to Know

To fight chronic inflammation, you need more than blueberries and kale. Here's what you really need to know about inflammation and what you can do to fight it.
People facing away from camera colon cancer screening awareness
Mar 18, 2022

Let's Talk About Colon Cancer Screenings

Colon cancer is preventable and treatable if it's detected early through regular screenings. Do you know if it's time to schedule your colon cancer screening?
Nurse taking vital signs with patient at medhelp
Nov 15, 2021

Your Guide to Primary Care Lab Tests

Primary care doctors use lab tests to diagnose, screen, and monitor acute and chronic conditions. Learn about five common labs used by your primary care doctor.
boy wearing superhero costume with cape and mask
Oct 05, 2021

4 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Cold and flu season is on the way. Try these four simple ways to give your immune system a boost so it can work more effectively all year round.
Man confused by health information
Sep 20, 2021

Looking for health advice? Start by talking to your primary care doctor.

When you’re not sure what to do about your health or you’re feeling confused about health information, it’s time to talk to your primary care doctor.
little boy wearing stethoscope and lab coat pretending to be a primary care doctor
Apr 27, 2021

It's time for a check-up with your primary care doctor

Don’t get behind on your health! Many put off check-ups and wellness exams due to COVID-19. Now’s the time to schedule a check-up with your primary care doctor.
birmingham female primary care doctor coaching and treating a new patient
Mar 29, 2021

A closer look at primary care at MedHelp

Most people know that MedHelp is an urgent care clinic, but did you know we also offer primary care medicine at all five of our Birmingham clinics? Take a closer look.
woman thinking about different healthy resolutions to make in 2021
Jan 11, 2021

The Healthy Resolution You Need This Year: Get a Primary Care Doctor

Need a resolution you can actually keep to improve your health in 2021? Resolve to get a primary care doctor this year and see surprising health benefits.
man with symptoms of covid-19 talking with a medhelp telehealth virtual doctor
Dec 21, 2020

Everything you ever wanted to know about telehealth (but were too afraid to ask)

Telehealth appointments are required for a COVID-19 test at MedHelp, but did you know telehealth is helpful for other types of medical care too?
Medhelp safety family vacation
Jul 16, 2019

How To Stay Medically Safe While On A Family Vacation

The last thing you want to think about is potential problems during a family vacation.