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Biden’s Physician Says President Has Seen Neurologist Three Times

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Joe Biden’s personal physician has responded to criticisms of his care of the president following the horrendous debate against Donald Trump last month.

Dr. Kevin O’Connor said on Monday that the president has seen a neurologist as part of his annual physical exam for each of the three years he’s been in office.

In a letter released Monday evening, O’Connor, a retired U.S. Army doctor, said Dr. Kevin Cannard was chosen for Biden’s annual physicals “not because he is a movement disorder specialist, but because he is a highly trained and highly regarded neurologist here at Walter Reed and across the Military Health System, with a very wide expertise which makes him flexible to see a variety of patients and problems.”

The letter went on to say that Biden did not see a neurologist outside of his annual exams, Fox News reported. O’Connor mentioned that he had obtained authorization from Biden and Cannard to disclose the identity of the neurologist and the purpose of his visits.

“To protect patient privacy for the thousands of patients of the White House Medical Unit and the physicians who treat them, normally we do not disclose the names of specialists we work with,” the letter said.

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Fox added:

No signs of neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ascending lateral sclerosis, stroke or cervical myelopathy, were found during Biden’s physical in February, O’Connor said. 

He redirected to his Feb. 28 letter where he said “an extremely detailed neurologic exam was again reassuring in that there were no findings which would be consistent with any cerebellar or other central neurological disorder.”

During a news briefing earlier in the day, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre angrily declined to provide details or identify individuals concerning visits to the White House, citing privacy concerns. However, she did confirm that Biden undergoes an annual physical examination that includes a neurological evaluation, and she emphasized that the results of these evaluations have been made publicly available. Her statement came amid ongoing discussions about the president’s health and transparency regarding his medical assessments.

Concerns about Biden’s cognitive health have intensified due to reports of multiple visits to the White House by a Parkinson’s disease expert from Walter Reed. According to the New York Post, this expert was at the White House at least eight times over eight months, including a notable visit on January 17 for a meeting with O’Connor, fueling new speculation and concern about Biden’s health.

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Despite his poor performance during their first debate, Biden has nevertheless agreed to another one to be held live, according to reports.

As he was departing a campaign event in Madison, Wis., and before he boarded Air Force One, Biden was asked if he planned on going up against Trump again. “I hope he’ll debate me. I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t,” Biden said.

Another reporter followed up, asking if Biden was clearly indicating he’d do another debate with Trump: “I’m committing now. Absolutely. Whether he’s in or not,” he said.

A third reporter then asked if Biden planned to drop out of the race, as many Democrats are advocating.

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“Are you going to drop out of the race, or are you completely ruling that out?” the reporter asked. “I’m completely ruling that out,” Biden responded.

In a Thursday Truth Social post, Trump responded, “I have the answer to the Crooked Joe Biden Incompetence Puzzle — Let’s do another Debate, but this time, no holds barred – An all on discussion, with just the two of us on stage, talking about the future of our Country. The ratings were massive for the First Debate, record setting, in fact, but this one, because of the format, would blow everything away! Let Joe explain why he wants Open Borders, with millions of people, and many violent criminals from parts unknown, pouring into our once great Nation, or why he wants Men Playing in Women’s Sports, or demand ALL ELECTRIC VEHICLES within five years, or why he allowed INFLATION TO RUN RAMPANT, destroying the people of our Country, and so much more.”

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