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Biden hasn’t seen Parkinson’s specialist since annual physical: White House doctor

President Joe Biden (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
President Joe Biden (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
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President Biden is in good neurological health and since his annual physical, the White House doctor said in a new public letter.

Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s personal physician, wrote that since the Feb. 28 checkup, suggesting that the neurologist’s regular visits to the White House are not related to Biden’s health.

“President Biden has not seen a neurologist outside of his annual physical,” addressed to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre late Monday.

 

Dr. Kevin Cannard
Dr. Kevin Cannard

The letter came hours after White House visitors logs revealed in an eight-month period up to this past March.

It’s not known if Cannard has been to the White House since March because the logs have not been released for recent months.

Jean-Pierre pushed back against aggressive questioning by reporters at a White House press briefing Tuesday, insisting that or any other neurological disorder.

O’Connor backed her claim in the letter, saying that “Dr. Cannard regularly visits the [White House] related to this general neurology practice.”

President Joe Biden speaks with White House Physician Kevin O'Connor as he arrives back at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2023, following a visit to Eliot-Hine Middle School. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
President Joe Biden speaks with White House Physician Kevin O’Connor as he arrives back at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2023, following a visit to Eliot-Hine Middle School. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden, 81, is fighting back against after he delivered a poor performance at the debate late last month against former President Donald Trump.

Biden appeared to lose track of his thoughts and stared blankly into space at times during the debate and at a few recent public events.

He also seemed , like his defense of his handling of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Parkinson’s is a that can cause so-called masking, or blank stares, as well as tremors and other physical issues.

Biden, the oldest president in U.S. history, has always struggled with a stutter, but his ability to express himself has occasionally seemed much less robust in recent months and years.

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