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White House Confirms Biden’s Neurology Visits Amid Fitness Concerns

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed reports Monday that President Joe Biden has visited a neurologist three times during his presidency. This revelation came during a tense press briefing where Jean-Pierre faced questions about the visits of Dr. Kevin Cannard, a neurologist known for treating Parkinson’s disease, to the White House.

Jean-Pierre, in response to reporters’ inquiries, explained that Biden’s visits to a neurologist coincided with his annual physical examinations. She emphasized that it is a routine procedure for the president to see a neurologist in such instances, and she firmly stated that the White House cannot divulge the names of specialists for security reasons.

The press secretary faced criticism from the press corps, with CBS News reporter Ed O’Keefe expressing dissatisfaction with the lack of transparency surrounding the president’s medical visits. Despite the pushback, Jean-Pierre remained steadfast in her decision not to disclose specific names, citing security concerns.

Recent White House visitor logs revealed that Dr. Cannard had visited the White House multiple times in the past year, raising questions about the nature of his consultations. While records indicate previous visits during the Obama administration when Biden was vice president, the focus now is on Biden’s current health status, particularly after calls from some Democrats and donors for him to step down from the presidential race.

Concerns about Biden’s cognitive and physical fitness have persisted, especially following his debate performance against former President Donald Trump. Despite these challenges, Biden has reaffirmed his commitment to running for re-election. The White House’s confirmation that Biden last saw his physician for a brief check-up after the debate serves as a reminder of the ongoing scrutiny surrounding the president’s health.

Written by Staff Reports

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