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White House Visitor Logs Show Parkinson’s Expert Met With Biden’s Doctor: Report

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


There has been another shocking health development with President Joe Biden and the White House and it has many asking if there has been a full scale coverup.

White House visitor’s logs show that a top neurologist and Parkinson’s disease expert and Walter Reed Medical Center, Dr. Kevin Cannard, met with White House Dr. Kevin O’Connor at the president’s residence on January 17, The New York Post reported.

The meeting was also attended by Walter Reed cardiologist Dr. John E. Atwood, the visitor logs show.

A fourth person who has not been identified attended the meeting, which took place on the same day the president hosted Senate leaders at the residence to pressure them for more funding for Ukraine.

“Cannard is an authority on Parkinson’s who has worked at Walter Reed for nearly 20 years,” the report said.

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“Since 2012, he has served as the ‘neurology specialist supporting the White House Medical Unit,’ according to his LinkedIn,” it said.

“His most recent paper was published in August 2023 in the journal Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, and focuses on the ‘early-stage’ of the crippling disease.

“Since Biden’s health is O’Connor’s primary responsibility, it is highly probable the meeting was about the commander in chief, according to Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), the doctor for both Presidents Obama and Trump,” it said.

“It’s highly likely they were talking about Biden,” the representative said to The Post.

“He should only be [regularly] treating the president and the first family,” he added.

The Texas Republican has been a strong advocate for the president to have a cognitive exam, and he is not the only one.

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On Friday, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, recommended that the president undergo comprehensive cognitive and neurological testing in an op-ed published on the network’s website.

Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, expressed concerns about Biden’s physical and mental condition following his debate with Trump last week. In his observations, Gupta pointed out Biden’s halting speech, confused statements, lack of concentration, rigid movement, and diminished facial expressions.

“For me as a brain specialist, it was concerning to watch President Joe Biden, and it quickly became clear that I was not alone in my reaction,” Gupta wrote. “Over the past week, I received more than a dozen calls, texts and emails from medical colleagues who, like me, specialize in the brain. It wasn’t that what we noticed was necessarily new but that it was particularly pronounced, and right from the start of the debate.”

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Gupta referenced Biden’s most recent physical exam in February, conducted by a team of 20 doctors led by current White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor, including a neurologist. This “extremely detailed” neurological exam showed no signs of neurological disorders nor evidence of Parkinson’s disease, which might have accounted for Biden’s stiff gait and reduced facial expressions noted during his debate.

However, Gupta pointed out in his op-ed that no cognitive testing was performed at the time. He suggested that comprehensive testing is necessary to determine whether there is a straightforward explanation for Biden’s symptoms during the debate or if there is a more serious underlying issue.

“As a doctor, I would want to understand the possibility of underlying dementia because, over the past several years, we have learned that there are medical treatments and lifestyle changes that can delay and, in some cases, even reverse the symptoms of the disease,” Gupta wrote. “These are hopeful days when it comes to dementia, and early diagnosis and treatment is better than it has ever been.”

“Elected officials, like anyone else, are entitled to some level of privacy, and under federal health-care laws, there is no ability for someone to obtain personal medical information on an individual unless authorized, even the president,” Gupta wrote. “There is also no requirement for the president or candidates to disclose that information. Most do not. In fact, in the 23 years I have been reporting on these topics, only Sen. John McCain — one of the oldest presidential candidates in US history [the late senator was 72 when he ran in 2008] — shared all of his records with me and the American public.

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