Physical Exams Specialist

Family Medicine and Mohr

Richard E. Mohr III, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Florence, SC

Undergoing physical exams are crucial to ensure you’re in good health and allow for early intervention in case any issues arise. With the help of board-certified physician Richard Mohr III, MD, every member of your family can undergo physical exams at Family Medicine and Mohr in Florence, South Carolina. Whether you need an annual physical, sports exam, work physical, or other type of evaluation, you can get all of your needs met under one roof. Book your next physical online, or call the clinic directly to schedule by phone.

Physical Exams Q & A

Why are physical exams important?

Physical exams are an essential part of your overall health and wellness management plan, even if you’re generally healthy. The goal is to ensure you’re in good health and to check for any issues that may turn into a problem if left untreated. Physical exams are important to:

  • Check for signs of chronic conditions
  • Manage chronic diseases, including diabetes
  • Track inherited conditions that run in families
  • Ensure you’re healthy enough to participate in sports
  • Make sure your medications and immunizations are up-to-date

Family Medicine and Mohr provides routine wellness exams for men and women, as well as well-child visits for babies, children, and teens. Dr. Mohr even offers comprehensive Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, in addition to Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals to maintain your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). 

What happens during a physical exam?

Because Family Medicine and Mohr provides a wide variety of different physical exams, the screenings and evaluations you need may vary. In general, physical exams include:

  • Mental health evaluation
  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Height and weight check 
  • Updates to health history
  • Skin, hair, and nails check
  • Hearing and vision screening
  • Touching or palpating parts of your body
  • Laboratory testing, including a blood draw or urinalysis

Dr. Mohr may order special screenings, too, such as a mammogram or bone density test. Or if your child needs a sports physical, Dr. Mohr generally has special tests he has to conduct to ensure your child won’t have any limitations while out on the field.

Lastly, if you need a DOT physical, Dr. Mohr needs to conduct neurological, musculoskeletal, vascular, and other screenings. He helps you with the entire DOT physical process. 

How should I prepare for a physical exam?

Before coming to Family Medicine and Mohr for your physical exam, it’s helpful to transfer records from any providers you’ve seen since your last visit. Or if you’re new to the practice, request records from your prior primary care physician if possible. It’s also helpful to:

  • Know your surgical history
  • Write down symptoms or concerns
  • Create a list of medications, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements

If you need a specialized physical, such as a DOT or sports physical, bring in the required paperwork, so Dr. Mohr can fill it out during your visit. 

Book your physical exam at Family Medicine and Mohr directly through the website today. You’re also welcome to call the clinic to book over the phone.