A specialist visited him up to eight times

The White House has published a letter from the US President’s doctor, Joe Biden (81), after repeated questions about the president’s health and whether the alleged visits of a Parkinson’s disease specialist implicated the candidate for re-election in November, amid speculation about his age and physical condition.

White House spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierrehas stated in a press conference that the president is not receiving treatment for Parkinson’s in response to repeated questions from journalists after records of medical visits published by The New York Times y The New York Post They will indicate that Kevin Cannard, an expert on this disease, had visited the presidential residence on eight occasions between the summer of 2023 and this spring.

“Has the president been treated for Parkinson’s? No. Is he being treated for Parkinson’s? No, he is not. Is he taking medication for Parkinson’s? No.”said Jean-Pierre, who however refused to confirm the doctor’s visits to the White House, citing “security reasons.”

Jean-Pierre has stressed that Biden is seen by a neurologist when he undergoes his annual medical tests. “Every time you have medical tests, you have to see a neurologist. That answers the question.”he said, before emphasizing that the authorities “cannot share the names” of the doctors who come to the White House, “whether it be a dermatologist or a neurologist.”

White House Statement

Posteriorly, The White House has released a letter from Biden’s personal physician, Kevin O’Connorin which he states that he has permission from the president and Cannard to provide details about these visits in order to achieve “accuracy” and specifies that “Cannard was the neurology specialist who examined Biden during his annual medical tests.”

Along these lines, he argues that “the results of this year’s tests were detailed” in his letter of February 28, in which he spoke of “an extremely detailed neurological examination” which determined that “there were no findings consistent with brain or neurological disorders.”

The visit to Biden is not an isolated case

Finally, O’Connor stresses that Cannard has been “seeing patients at the White House for a decade” and adds that he has made regular visits to the White House medical unit. “in support of thousands of active members assigned to support White House operations”.

Biden’s health has been a central theme in recent weeks following the televised debate with former president and Republican White House candidate Donald Trump, to the point of sparking voices in his party in favor of his withdrawal and making way for another candidate, something the president has ruled out.

Biden, who admitted that he had conducted a poor debate, something he attributed to campaign fatigue, recently stated that he was “not going anywhere.” “I wouldn’t be running if I didn’t fully believe I was the best candidate to defeat Trump in 2024. We had a nomination process in the Democratic Party where the voters spoke clearly,” he concluded.