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Doctor Visits To White House Raise Eyebrows

Much of the country believes that Joe Biden does not have the mental capacity or physical stamina to be president anymore, and a recent investigation into who’s been visiting the White House will not help him change that perception.

Biden has long been whispered to suffer from Parkinson’s disease, but now, a review of who’s been visiting may make those whispers grow louder.

The New York Post noted that a certain medical specialist has been seen visiting the White House over the past few years, one of the nation’s top neurologists.

Dr. Kevin Cannard, a Parkinson’s disease expert at Walter Reed Medical Center, met with Dr. Kevin O’Connor, and two others at the White House residence clinic on Jan. 17, according to the records, which emerge as questions continue to swirl about the 81-year-old president’s mental health in the wake of his debate debacle last week with former President Trump.

Cannard is an authority on Parkinson’s who has worked at Walter Reed for nearly 20 years.

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

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.

Cannard isn’t the only medical specialist to take a visit to see, most likely, the president. Fox New reports that “Dr. John E. Atwood, a cardiologist at Walter Reed, also attended the 5 p.m. meeting, according to White House visitor logs. The fourth person in attendance has not been identified.

White House visitor logs show the specialist visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at least 10 times since 2022, nearly always visiting the White House Medical Unit (WHMU). The unit is large and services thousands of military personnel.

Reached for comment, White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said: ‘A wide variety of specialists from the Walter Reed system visit the White House complex to treat the thousands of military personnel who work on the grounds.’

The news follows heightened scrutiny of the 81-year-old president’s health as concerns about his age and cognitive sharpness continue to rise.

CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, has called for the president to undergo “detailed cognitive and movement disorder testing.”

Gupta wrote in a recent op-ed, “When the 46th President of the United States took the debate stage a week ago, it became apparent, even from his first answer, that this would not be the performance he hoped for.

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. 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.

From a neurological standpoint, we were concerned with his confused rambling; sudden loss of concentration in the middle of a sentence; halting speech and absence of facial animation, resulting at times in a flat, open-mouthed expression. To be clear, these are only observations, not in any way diagnostic of something deeper, and none of these doctors wished to suggest that was the case.

The consensus from the doctors reaching out to me, however, was that the president should be encouraged to undergo detailed cognitive and movement disorder testing, and those results should be made available to the public.”

Biden’s doctor has given the president a clean bill of health. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier in the year that “President Biden’s doctor said he ‘continues to be fit for duty’ after the 81-year-old commander in chief underwent an annual physical amid concerns about his age and health.

Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the president’s physician, wrote in a letter released Wednesday that a comprehensive assessment by a team of doctors revealed “no new concerns.” He said Biden has been using a positive airway pressure machine at night for sleep apnea and that he had a root canal in June.”

The letter came after Special Counsel Robert Hur declared the president to be an “elderly man with a poor memory.”

Whom would you believe? The president’s doctor or everyone else?

This article originally appeared on New Conservative Post. Used with Permission.

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