Biden isn’t being handled for Parkinson’s illness, White House physician says in letter | EUROtoday

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A Reuters overview of White House customer logs confirmed that Dr Kevin Cannard, a neurologist and motion issues specialist from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, visited the White House eight instances from August by way of March.

Dr Cannard has co-authored analysis on remedy for early Parkinson’s illness at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr O’Connor mentioned Dr Cannard’s visits to the White House had been a part of his neurological clinics geared toward supporting “thousands” of energetic obligation members assigned in assist of White House operations and to not deal with the president.

Dr Cannard’s visits to the White House had been first reported by The New York Post on July 6.

One former White House official, who labored for Mr Biden when he was each president and vice chairman beneath President Barack Obama, was handled by the identical physician for migraines in 2016, the previous official advised Reuters.

The physician got here to the White House as soon as a month then as a part of his rotation, the person mentioned.

White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre refused to substantiate or elaborate on Dr Cannard’s visits earlier on Monday.

At the media briefing, she was steadily challenged by reporters and mentioned she needed to respect the privateness of all concerned for safety causes.

She mentioned Mr Biden had seen a neurologist 3 times linked to his annual bodily examination.

She didn’t clarify Dr Cannard’s presence on the White House, however equally advised it is likely to be linked to treating a few of the army personnel who work on the White House complicated.

“There are thousands of military personnel that come to the White House and they are under the care of the medical unit,” she mentioned.