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Getting a physical exam is quick and easy with Solv. Find and book same day and next day appointments at participating providers in South Carolina. You could be in and out in under an hour and have your annual physical exam results available in under an hour.

Annual Physical Exams
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Getting a physical exam is quick and easy with Solv. Find and book same day and next day appointments at participating providers in South Carolina. You could be in and out in under an hour and have your annual physical exam results available in under an hour.
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

900 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201900 Assembly St
OpenMon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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AFC Urgent Care

AFC Urgent Care

2.0(13 reviews)
3304 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 292043304 Forest Dr
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Doctors Care, Forest Acres

Doctors Care

2.0(9 reviews)
4500 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 292064500 Forest Dr
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

2401 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 291692401 Sunset Blvd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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MEDcare Urgent Care, West Columbia

MEDcare Urgent Care

1.2(18 reviews)
110 Medical Cir, West Columbia, SC 29169110 Medical Cir
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

We use this facility on a regular basis. Either for sports physicals, ear aches, or sprains. They've always been very helpful, accomodating and professional. Will use them again before going to the Emergency Room or waiting on a doctor's office to make room for us to be seen.
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Doctors Care, Augusta Road

Doctors Care

4.0(3 reviews)
2836 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, SC 291702836 Augusta Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Love Dr. Honig, he listens to his patients, something rare nowdays. Have been to see him several times and he always takes care of my problem. Great doctor.
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MEDcare Urgent Care, Garners Ferry

MEDcare Urgent Care

2.39(14 reviews)
7418 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 292097418 Garners Ferry Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I’ve taken my son here after school at times because of my work schedule and they are always accommodating & helpful
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Doctors Care, Columbia East

Doctors Care

1.0(4 reviews)
7653 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 292097653 Garners Ferry Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Doctors Care, Seven Oaks

Doctors Care

2.8(10 reviews)
100 Jimmy Love Ln, Columbia, SC 29212100 Jimmy Love Ln
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Palmetto Health Urgent Care

Palmetto Health Urgent Care

1.0(0 reviews)
100 Palmetto Health Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212100 Palmetto Health Pkwy
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Doctors Care, Hope Ferry

Doctors Care

2.1(10 reviews)
5224 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC 290725224 Sunset Blvd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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LMC Urgent Care

LMC Urgent Care

2.0(4 reviews)
7035 St Andrews Rd, Irmo, SC 292127035 St Andrews Rd
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

1008 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 290631008 Lake Murray Blvd
OpenMon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Spring Valley Family & Urgent Care

Spring Valley Family & Urgent Care

229 Longtown Rd, Las Vegas, SC 29229229 Longtown Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

5608 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC 290725608 Sunset Blvd
OpenMon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Doctors Care, Northeast

Doctors Care

2.0(5 reviews)
10040 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 2922310040 Two Notch Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Walmart, Supercenter

Walmart

5.0(1 reviews)
10060 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 2922310060 Two Notch Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

My family has used the Walmart Care Clinic several times. I always come away impressed with the amount of professionalism this facility presents and the level of care they offer. We will continue to use the Walmart Care Clinic due to its convenience. Thanks for offering great services and great prices for healthcare.
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MEDcare Urgent Care, Spring Valley

MEDcare Urgent Care

2.33(6 reviews)
10136 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 2922910136 Two Notch Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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cvs-minuteclinic

CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

1.0(1 reviews)
1071 S Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 290731071 S Lake Dr
OpenMon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

1.5(3 reviews)
4310 HardScrabble Rd, Columbia, SC 292294310 HardScrabble Rd
OpenMon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Physical Exam FAQs

  • What is a physical exam?

    A physical exam is a procedure in which your doctor examines your body to see whether you have any health problems.

  • What happens at a physical for a woman?

    A doctor will review a woman's medical history and perform the recommended screenings for her age group during a physical exam. According to the National Library of Medicine, she may also have her blood pressure and cholesterol levels examined, as well as have a conversation with her doctor about any new or existing health concerns.

  • Why are physical exams important?

    Physical exams are crucial, according to the National Library of Medicine, since they can uncover health concerns that you may be unaware of and help you minimize your chance of developing future health problems such as osteoporosis or diabetes.

  • How long do exams take?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, the length of time it takes for your doctor to do a physical exam is largely determined by the type and quantity of procedures and screenings that will be performed during your consultation. So that you can make the necessary arrangements, ask your doctor how long the exam will take.

  • What are common lab tests that can be ordered during a physical exam?

    During a physical exam, your doctor may prescribe a Pap test, a blood glucose test for diabetes, a cholesterol test, a complete blood count, and a thyroid-stimulating hormone test, according to the National Library of Medicine. During your next appointment, your doctor can provide you more information about the lab tests that may be recommended for you.

  • What vital signs are taken during a physical?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, vital signs are normally measured during an annual doctor visit because they alter with age, weight, activity level, and overall health. Blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and breathing rate are examples of vital indicators.

  • What questions should you ask your doctor during a physical?

    You can learn more about your health and the activities you can take to address or avoid specific health problems by asking questions during your physical checkup. According to the National Library of Medicine, you should bring a list of questions and concerns about your health to your appointment, such as new symptoms you're experiencing and screens and tests you should undergo based on your age, gender, and family history.

  • Where can I find and book a physical exam in South Carolina?

    Solv is the simplest and most convenient way to schedule a physical test. You may rest easy knowing your physical exam is being handled by a knowledgeable doctor thanks to Solv's database of just the highest-rated providers in your area. Visit Solv now to locate an urgent care clinic or a doctor who can offer physical exams near you.

Recent Physical Exam Reviews (3)

We decided to do our Sports physicals today because we had such a positive experience when we had to come a few weeks ago for an emergency situation with poison ivy. I was very apprehensive to go anywhere due to Covid however we were very pleased and decided that we had no reservations about doing our sports physicals there since it was not time for a well visit at our family doctor. The PA Liz is fantastic!!! She’s very professional, very personable and has a wonderful bedside manner. Olivia, at the front desk, is equally as kind and friendly and makes coming to Broken to Better a Wonderfull experience!! We were encouraged by our Friend and Pharmacist at Goods Pharmacy to try your Urgent care when my daughter needed care on a Sunday due to her poison ivy that was spreading into her eyes and we could not have made a better choice!

- Verified patient on 7/3

Very quick and painless sports physical for my kids. I have used Broken to Better for the past 2 years for sports physicals.

- Verified patient on 6/17

I took my daughter for a sports physical and the staff as well as Dr. Baker were wonderful! Highly recommend.

- Verified patient on 3/31

South Carolina Physical Exams

As part of a doctor's routine checkup, a physical examination is usually performed. Learn more about what happens during a physical exam to better prepare for your next medical appointment.

Physical examination

A physical examination is when a healthcare professional examines and studies your body to see if you have a physical health problem. The four components of a physical examination, according to the National Library of Medicine, are inspection, palpation, auscultation, and percussion (NLM).

During the examination, your doctor looks over your body for any issues, such as skin flaws. Palpation is the technique of feeling your body with your fingers or hands, such as when a doctor feels for a tumor or mass, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Auscultation is a method of listening to sounds, such as your heartbeat, by your doctor. Making noises, such as tapping on various body parts, is referred to as percussion. This is usually done to determine the size and consistency of your organs, as well as the presence or absence of fluids in specific places, according to the National Library of Medicine.

The purpose of an annual physical exam

According to the National Library of Medicine, an annual physical exam can help you discover and avoid health problems you may not be aware of.

An annual physical exam is used to screen for diseases like cancer and to see whether you're at risk for certain health problems like diabetes. A yearly physical checkup, according to the National Library of Medicine, helps you to stay current on vaccines and other preventative health treatments, as well as make smart lifestyle choices that benefit your general health. Another benefit of having a yearly physical examination is that you can communicate with your doctor at any time if you develop an illness or chronic disease.

How to prepare for a physical examination

According to the National Library of Medicine, being prepared for your appointment will help you make the most of your time with your doctor and avoid unnecessary follow-ups.

First, review your family's medical history and be prepared to discuss any inherited health concerns, such as high blood pressure, cancer, or diabetes. Your doctor may use this information to assess if you're at risk for these same health problems, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Check with the National Library of Medicine to discover if any general exams or immunizations are required. If you're not sure, call your doctor ahead of time to make sure you're dressed appropriately or to make special arrangements if you need to undergo specialized tests.

Finally, the National Library of Medicine recommends making a list of issues and questions to bring up at your meeting. If you've been suffering any new or different symptoms, for example, write them down so your doctor can evaluate you for any linked health issues.

How a physical examination is performed

The manner in which your physical exam is conducted is primarily governed by your gender and age, according to the National Library of Medicine, due to differences in anatomy and health problems that impact different age groups.

Male examination

Males between the ages of 18 and 39 have their height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) measured at every consultation, according to the National Library of Medicine. Males in this age group may be asked about mental health issues including depression, as well as their food, exercise, and substance use habits. It is possible to assess your blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.

Males aged 40 to 64 receive the same services as men aged 18 to 39, including colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and osteoporosis screenings, according to the National Library of Medicine. Men in their sixties and seventies may also be questioned about their medications and whether or not they have fallen recently.

Female examination

Females between the ages of 18 and 39 will have their height, weight, and BMI checked at each visit. Females should have their blood pressure checked every one to two years, according to the National Library of Medicine, and cervical cancer screenings should begin at the age of 21. Females in this age group may get diabetes and cholesterol screenings as part of their routine medical examination.

Women between the ages of 40 and 64 receive all of the same services as younger women, including lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and osteoporosis screenings, according to the National Library of Medicine. Routine mammograms may be performed on women over the age of 65, and they may be asked about any medications they are taking.

Lab tests

Your doctor may order lab tests to confirm or rule out one or more disorders based on the results of your physical exam. Lab tests may be utilized as part of evaluations for illnesses such as colorectal cancer and cervical cancer, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Call your doctor ahead of time to find out if you'll be getting blood tests and what they'll entail so you can make the necessary arrangements.

Following up after a physical examination

Following your physical examination, you may be called if one of your screens or lab tests comes back positive or inconclusive. Your doctor will contact you in such circumstances to discuss treatment choices or to recommend additional tests and screening. Your doctor can tell you more about what to expect in terms of follow-up after your physical exam.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Physical examination (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002274.htm
  2. Percussion (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002281.htm
  3. Physical exam frequency (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002125.htm
  4. Health Checkup (September 15, 2021)
    https://medlineplus.gov/healthcheckup.html
  5. Health screenings for men ages 18 to 39 (February 4, 2022)
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  6. Health screenings for men ages 40 to 64 (February 4, 2022)
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  7. Health screenings for men age 65 and older (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007466.htm
  8. Health screenings for women ages 18 to 39 (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007462.htm
  9. Health screenings for women ages 40 to 64 (February 4, 2022)
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  10. Health screenings for women age 65 and older (February 4, 2022)
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  11. The 411 on common lab tests (November 19, 2019)
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  12. Vital signs (February 4, 2022)
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