Donald Trump doctor: Who is conducting US President's medical exam?

Donald Trump doctor: Who is conducting US President's medical exam?

In the recently released book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", author Michael Wolff claims that many inside the White House are concerned about the president's mental and physical health, with allegations that he eats fast food on an nearly daily basis. Jackson will release a brief statement following the physical, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday. They did not say if he would undergo other screenings, such as cognitive and neurological exams.

Obama underwent four periodic physical exams as president.

When he was running for office, Trump released a glowing letter from his personal physician in NY, who said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

Transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service, according to an executive order President Donald J. Trump signed January 10. His EKG, chest X-ray, echocardiogram and blood sugar were normal.

Absent such an health assessment, "the American people will not have a clear understanding about the health and well-being of the President", the medical experts write. The 6-foot-3 Trump weighed 236 pounds, and his body mass index, or BMI, of 29.5 put him in the category of being overweight for his height.

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GETTY TURNING POINT Donald Trump's first physical exam could be a major event

Trump takes a statin to control cholesterol, baby aspirin to prevent heart attacks and Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness. He seems to get little exercise beyond swinging a golf club, as he spends most of his time on the course traveling in an electric cart. Trump drives a cart from hole to hole. Bill Clinton was a runner who installed a jogging track at the White House.

Trump likes fast food, too, along with well-done steaks, chocolate cake and double scoops of vanilla ice cream.

The advisers also said one Trump meal in Chicago consisted of two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake.

The president is scheduled to have his physical with Dr. Ronny Jackson on Friday. He was the primary physician for President Barack Obama and now serves as the physician to the president for Trump.

Dr Jackson was deployed in the Iraq War during the Bush administration as Emergency Medicine Physician in the Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon in Taqaddum in Iraq.

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