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Biden’s physician releases letter explaining Parkinson’s specialist, says president was peachy in February


White House physician Kevin O’Connor emphasized that President Joe Biden has no signs of neurological disorders in a letter that clarified visits made by a neurologist.

Biden’s physician identified Dr. Kevin Cannard  who saw the president as part of his annual physical, explaining in a letter released Monday that the neurologist was chosen “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.”

Fox News reported that O’Connor released the neurologist’s identity and reasons for his visits after he received permission from Biden and Cannard.

“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 stated.

According to O’Connor, Biden’s physical in February showed no indication that the president had Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ascending lateral sclerosis, stroke or cervical myelopathy. O’Connor pointed to his Feb. 28 letter in which he had 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.”

At Monday’s press briefing, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that the president has an annual physical that includes seeing a neurologist though she would not identify Cannard or why he had visited the White House, citing privacy concerns.

The letter on Monday came after reports that a Parkinson’s disease expert from Walter Reed had visited the White House for a Jan. 17 meeting with O’Connor.and others, making at least eight visits in eight months.

“O’Connor’s letter laid out Cannard’s background as a neurology specialist and explained that he has been the neurology consultant to the White House Medical Unit since 2012. It also stated that Cannard has examined Biden for each of his annual physicals, including his most recent one in February,” Fox News reported.

“Before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Cannard held regular neurology clinics at the White House medical clinic for the thousands of active-duty military members assigned to support White House operations, the letter said, noting that many military personnel experience neurological issues in connection with their service,” the outlet added.

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