An annual physical or wellness exam gives you an overall picture of your health. It’s the perfect way to help you establish or continue a relationship with a doctor so they can monitor changes in your health from one exam to the next. While you may feel completely fine now, many chronic conditions, including hypertension, have no outward symptoms, but can do a lot of internal damage. It’s important to not only go to the doctor only when you’re sick. Annual physicals and wellness exams at Halper Family Medicine give your doctor a chance to see you when you’re feeling fine and to help you prevent issues from arising down the line. You’ll have time to review your medications and ask any general health questions you might have. Your doctor will monitor your blood pressure, weight, and emotional health at your annual physicals. You’ll receive better overall care when they have a picture of your medical history and don’t just see you periodically for acute issues such as a sore throat or the flu.