White House Confirms Parkinson’s Expert Evaluates Biden in Routine Physicals

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A letter from White House physician Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor confirms that a Parkinson’s disease expert has evaluated President Joe Biden during each of his physical exams. This revelation follows a report highlighting the expert’s frequent visits to the White House.

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The health and medical transparency of the President is crucial for public trust and national stability.

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This information impacts U.S. citizens, government officials, and anyone concerned about the President’s ability to perform his duties.

White House physician Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor confirmed in a letter on Monday night that President Joe Biden has been evaluated by a Parkinson’s disease expert during each of his physical exams. This confirmation follows a report by the New York Post about the visits made by neurologist Kevin Cannard to the White House. Cannard, described as an authority on Parkinson’s disease, has visited the White House at least eight times over the last year.

Dr. O’Connor, a close associate of the Biden family and former business partner of Biden’s brother, detailed in the letter that Cannard has held regular neurology clinics at the White House Medical Clinic. These clinics support thousands of active-duty members assigned to White House operations. “Many military personnel experience neurological issues related to their service, and Dr. Cannard regularly visits the WHMU as part of this General Neurology practice,” O’Connor stated.

The letter further revealed that Cannard has evaluated Biden during each of his three physical exams as president. O’Connor asserted that Biden has not seen any other neurologists outside of these annual physicals. This claim, however, is difficult to verify due to the lack of visitor logs for Biden’s visits to Camp David or his homes in Delaware. Biden has spent over 352 days at either Camp David or in Delaware during his first term, based on records that are several months old.

Included in the letter was a detailed account of Biden’s neurological state from his most recent physical exam. The report from Cannard’s evaluation found no evidence of serious neurological disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or ascending lateral sclerosis. The evaluation noted a consistent finding of peripheral neuropathy in both feet, but no motor weakness or tremor was detected. Biden demonstrated excellent fine motor dexterity, although there was a subtle difference in heat and cold sensation on his ankles, which varied slightly from previous exams.