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White House clarifies on Parkinson’s expert’s visit to Biden: ‘No’ – Times of India



Amid reports that a Parkinson’s disease expert visited the White House and met President Joe Biden’s doctor in January, the White House Monday said the president is not being treated for Parkinson’s disease. The press briefing turned chaotic as press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked to give clear answer on the visit of the Parkinson’s specialist to which she strongly reacted and said she won’t be able to divulge any name of experts for privacy and security reasons.She said Biden had seen a neurologist three times — in three years — connected to Biden’s annual physical exams.
Reports claimed not only in January, the neurologist visited the White House eight times, according to the visitors’ log. The January meeting was with Biden’s chief physician and a cardiologist.
Dr Kevin Cannard, who works at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, has made early morning visits to the White House residence clinic seven times between July 2023 and March 2024 to meet with Megan Nasworthy, who coordinates primary care visits for the 81-year-old president and his family, New York Post reported.
The eighth visit took place on January 17 where Dr Cannard met Biden’s chief physician Dr Kevin O’Connor and cardiologist Dr John E Atwood. Cannard also met at the White House with Joshua Simmons, an emergency medical specialist at Walter Reed, in November 2022, the report said.

President does verbal check with doctor
The press secretary once again said that Biden did not have any medical examination after the debate. She explained that President’s medical unit is right there in the White House and he does a verbal check with them several times a week.
Karine said she will not confirm any name — be it a dermatologist or a neurologist no matter how much she is pressed on the issue. “We have to keep their privacy. I think they would appreciate this too…” she said adding that there are many military personnel receiving treatment in the White House.





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