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

Sergio Conner
January 13, 2018

"I'll be very surprised if it doesn't", he said.

For the president's part, he isn't anxious about the physical.

Trump took the unusual step of threatening legal action to try to suppress publication of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff.

The White House says the 71-year-old president's exam will not include a psychiatric evaluation.

The president is to fly by helicopter Friday to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington in Bethesda, Md., for the exam. When asked about it, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said questions about Trump's health were "frankly, pretty ridiculous" and blamed his slurred speech on a dry throat, "nothing more than that".

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Trump signed an executive order Tuesday directing the secretaries of defense, homeland security and veterans affairs to develop a plan to provide "seamless" access to mental health and suicide prevention resources for 12 months for members leaving the armed forces.

A career intelligence analyst who is an expert in hostage policy stood before President Donald Trump in the Oval Office last fall to brief him on the impending release of a family long held in Pakistan under uncertain circumstances.

The 2016 letter put Trump's blood pressure and cholesterol measurements in the healthy range, though he uses a cholesterol-lowering statin medication. 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.

The public report from Trump's exam on Friday is also likely to be short and sweet, said George Annas, head of the Center for Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health. Mr Trump launched a re-election committee within weeks of taking office in January 2017.

Jackson, Trump's physician, is a Navy rear admiral who was the emergency medicine doctor for a shock trauma platoon in Taqaddum, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to his Navy bio. He also provided care for Obama and became a White House physician in 2006.

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