Weight Loss Specialist

Family Medicine and Mohr

Richard E. Mohr III, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Florence, SC

If you’re overweight, you have a higher chance of developing Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, and other conditions. Because losing weight is essential for lowering your risk of chronic disease, board-certified physician Richard Mohr III, MD, offers medically assisted weight loss services at Family Medicine and Mohr in Florence, South Carolina. No matter how much or how little weight you have to lose, Dr. Mohr can help. You can book your weight loss consultation through the website, or you can call to book by phone.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss important?

Being overweight or obese raises your risk of physical and emotional health issues. It’s important to lose weight to lower your risk of serious problems such as:

  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Liver damage 
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Kidney disease 
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • High blood pressure 
  • Anxiety and depression

By losing weight, you can even reduce your risk of certain types of cancer, including liver, kidney, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer, among others. 

How do I know how much weight I need to lose?

Medical weight loss isn’t a one-size-fits-all program. Instead, when you come to Family Medicine and Mohr for your evaluation, Dr. Mohr has a conversation with you about your health. He gets to know about all of your concerns and any struggles you’ve had throughout your journey.

Though he does calculate your body mass index (BMI) to determine an ideal weight for your frame, it isn’t the only tool available. Dr. Mohr may conduct additional screenings and evaluations to help you determine how much weight you should lose to improve your health.

Ultimately, your focus shouldn’t be on the end number. Instead, Dr. Mohr encourages you to celebrate smaller milestones along the way. As long as you’re consistently losing about one to two pounds per week, you’re on the right path and will meet your end goal in time. 

How can a doctor help me lose weight?

Your medically assisted comprehensive weight loss plan from Family Medicine and Mohr combines lifestyle changes and medications to help you lose weight. Dr. Mohr may combine any of the following components into your medical weight loss plan:

  • FDA-approved appetite suppressants
  • Clinical-grade dietary supplements
  • Exercise coaching
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Meal planning

Dr. Mohr also helps you stay on track by scheduling routine follow-up visits and weigh-ins. He’s available to support you throughout every step of your journey to a slimmer, healthier you.

If you’re ready to get the support you need throughout your weight loss journey, contact Family Medicine and Mohr today. Schedule your weight loss exam either online or over the phone. 

Individual results may vary.