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Sean Patrick Conley is an American physician and United States Navy officer who is the incumbent Physician to the President.

Daily Intelligencer

Published  1 week ago

On Thursday, just after Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the possible declaration of a national emergency using the notes app, the White House quietly released the results of President Trump’s annual physical, six days after the four-hour doctor’s visit occurred. Enough time had passed that Dick Cheney’s former physician – who knows a thing or two or five about cardiovascular health – began to speculate about what sort of results the president might be concealing. Turns out, it’s nothing one of Trump’s oversized coats can’t hide: at 243 pounds, according to his BMI index, the president is obese.

The Body Mass Index – which measures weight divided by height, squared – certainly has its flaws, the primary one being that it cannot determine between fat and muscle. But considering that Trump’s BMI of 30.4 was derived from his self-reported height of six feet, three inches, it’s likely that his BMI measurement is much higher. According to the girther micro-movement of 2018, or anyone who’s seen a picture of the purportedly six-foot-three Trump next to the definitely six-foot-one Obama, the president may not be as tall as he says he is. Then, according to Maggie Haberman, there’s speculation among “several allies and associates” that Trump weighs more than he’s putting on.

After last year’s physical, outside physicians determined that Trump’s check-up revealed more serious issues than his then-doctor Ronny Jackson let on. Jackson claimed that Trump was in “excellent” health, dispute having an LDL cholesterol count of 143 – well over the ideal level of 100 for “bad” cholesterol. A Stanford doctor interviewed by the New York Times said he would “definitely” be concerned of Trump’s risk of heart attack if he were one of his patients. To the president’s credit – despite not losing the 10 to 15 pounds that Jackson recommended – last week’s physical showed that Trump did lower his cholesterol to 122, which is still 20 points above the preferred range.

According to Trump’s physician Sean Conley, the oldest-ever president, who reportedly drinks up to a dozen Diet Cokes a day, “remains in very good health overall.” That claim has fallen a bit in since the 2015 overstatement from Trump’s then-doctor Harold Bornstein: “Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

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Newsweek

Published  1 week ago

Four days on from President Donald Trump completing a four-hour physical exam, the White House has yet to release details about the results of the tests. The absence of information beyond an initial short memo has prompted the longtime cardiologist of former Vice President Dick Cheney to suggest that the White House was “hiding” something.

“It’s been 4 days since the president underwent his annual physical exam and still no data has been released. What are they hiding?” Dr. Jonathan Reiner wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

It’s been 4 days since the president underwent his annual physical exam and still no data has been released. What are they hiding? @jaketapper @peterbakernyt

— Jonathan Reiner (@JReinerMD) February 12, 2019

Reiner is the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at The George Washington University Hospital and professor of medicine at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In 2013, he penned a book with Cheney, titled Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, detailing the Republican’s battle with heart disease. Cheney served as vice president to George W. Bush for two terms between 2001 and 2009.

Immediately after Trump’s annual exam at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the physician to the president, Sean Conley wrote a memo hailing Trump’s health.

“While the reports and recommendations are being finalized, I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond," it read in part.

While brief, the remarks will still enough to provoke an angry response from a former Obama administration official.

“No doctor can predict someone’s future health,” Ronald Klain, who also served as chief of staff to former Vice President Joe Biden and led the administration’s efforts tackling the Ebola crisis, wrote on Twitter Saturday.

“This is a disgrace to an office with a great tradition of professionalism. Just another institution turned into a joke by a President determined to make anyone willing to submit an instrument of his lies,” he continued.

No doctor can predict someone’s future health.

This is a disgrace to an office with a great tradition of professionalism. Just another institution turned into a joke by a President determined to make anyone willing to submit an instrument of his lies https://t.co/X91box4Gm6

— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) February 9, 2019

The White House did not immediately respond a question from Newsweek about if and when further details about Trump’s physical exam would be released. After Trump’s last exam a press briefing was held with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson. Jackson was effusive in his praise of Trump’s health, despite the president admitting to getting little exercise and eating a diet featuring large amounts of fast food.

“Some people just have great genes,” Jackson said in response to questioning about Trump’s glowing report.

Still, Jackson added that he had advised the president to adopt an exercise regime and better diet. Just ahead of Trump’s latest physical on Friday, the White House acknowledged that the president had not followed the guidelines.

“The president received a diet and exercise plan last year after his annual physical, but the President admits he has not followed it religiously,” White House principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told CNN.

SARAH PALIN

Published  1 week ago

Trump spent part of his Friday undergoing a medical examination at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the Washington Examiner reports. According to the doctor who conducted the medical examination, President Trump is in great health and is fully capable of carrying out the remainder of his presidential term.

The doctor also said the 72-year-old president would be healthy enough to remain in office for a second term “and beyond.”

Those words are undoubtedly triggering to some liberals who often wish Trump will resign, be impeached, or fall too ill to govern.

“This afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the President participated in a second periodic physical examination,” White House doctor Sean Conley said in a statement. “Over the course of approximately four hours, I performed and supervised the evaluation with a panel of 11 different board-certified specialists. He did not undergo any procedures requiring sedation or anesthesia.”

“The president is very grateful for the outstanding care he received today, and he especially wants to thank all the doctors, nurses, enlisted and civilian staff who participated.

“While the reports and recommendations are still being finalized, I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond,” the statement continued.

Trump’s health has long been a point of criticisms by his critics. Last year, his medical examination was conducted by Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who similarly said Trump was in excellent health.

From USA Today:

Trump’s health has long been a subject of interest, despite a doctor’s assessment last year that he has “incredibly good genes” and was in “excellent health.” The 72-year-old president doesn’t exercise regularly, beyond golf, and acknowledged last year he takes a statin drug designed to lower his cholesterol.

The president spent four hours at Walter Reed. He returned to the White House Friday evening and did not respond to shouted questions from reporters.

The president, ringing in at 6-foot, 3-inches, had a body mass index last year of 29.9, which places him in the overweight category on the verge of obesity, which is defined as a BMI of 30 or greater. Similar details from this year were not yet available.

Dr. Ronny Jackson, who performed the assessment last year, reported that – like many Americans – the 239-pound president could use more exercise and a better diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates. After anonymous sources questioned the president’s mental capacity in the bombshell book “Fire and Fury,” Jackson last year performed an assessment to screen for cognitive impairment.

Trump got a perfect score, Jackson said.

“The president is mentally very sharp,” the doctor said at the time.

Diamond & Silk

Published  1 week ago

Trump spent part of his Friday undergoing a medical examination at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the Washington Examiner reports. According to the doctor who conducted the medical examination, President Trump is in great health and is fully capable of carrying out the remainder of his presidential term.

The doctor also said the 72-year-old president would be healthy enough to remain in office for a second term “and beyond.”

Those words are undoubtedly triggering to some liberals who often wish Trump will resign, be impeached, or fall too ill to govern.

“This afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the President participated in a second periodic physical examination,” White House doctor Sean Conley said in a statement. “Over the course of approximately four hours, I performed and supervised the evaluation with a panel of 11 different board-certified specialists. He did not undergo any procedures requiring sedation or anesthesia.”

“The president is very grateful for the outstanding care he received today, and he especially wants to thank all the doctors, nurses, enlisted and civilian staff who participated.

“While the reports and recommendations are still being finalized, I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond,” the statement continued.

Trump’s health has long been a point of criticisms by his critics. Last year, his medical examination was conducted by Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who similarly said Trump was in excellent health.

From USA Today:

Trump’s health has long been a subject of interest, despite a doctor’s assessment last year that he has “incredibly good genes” and was in “excellent health.” The 72-year-old president doesn’t exercise regularly, beyond golf, and acknowledged last year he takes a statin drug designed to lower his cholesterol.

The president spent four hours at Walter Reed. He returned to the White House Friday evening and did not respond to shouted questions from reporters.

The president, ringing in at 6-foot, 3-inches, had a body mass index last year of 29.9, which places him in the overweight category on the verge of obesity, which is defined as a BMI of 30 or greater. Similar details from this year were not yet available.

Dr. Ronny Jackson, who performed the assessment last year, reported that – like many Americans – the 239-pound president could use more exercise and a better diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates. After anonymous sources questioned the president’s mental capacity in the bombshell book “Fire and Fury,” Jackson last year performed an assessment to screen for cognitive impairment.

Trump got a perfect score, Jackson said.

“The president is mentally very sharp,” the doctor said at the time.

The Washington Times

Published  2 months ago

President Trump on Saturday appointed Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, his former personal physician who is under investigation by a Pentagon watchdog, as White House chief medical adviser and assistant to the president.

Adm. Jackson was serving as the president’s doctor when Mr. Trump tapped him in March 2018 to become Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The nomination was withdrawn a month later amid allegations of drinking on the job, overprescribing medication and creating a hostile work environment.

Since then, he has no longer served as the president’s personal physician, but remained on assignment at the White House. Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley is now the president’s physician.

Mr. Trump also re-nominated Adm. Jackson last month for a promotion to two-star admiral. The moves come as the Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating the alleged misconduct that caused Adm. Jackson’s nomination to the VA to be withdrawn.

Former Pentagon official Robert Wilkie is now VA secretary.

Adm. Jackson served as a White House physician since 2006, and former President Barack Obama promoted him in 2013 to become the president’s personal doctor. He oversaw Mr. Trump’s first physical exam as president in early 2018 and pronounced him in “excellent” health.

The announcement was one of dozens of appointments and promotions announced by the White House Saturday, including Office of Management and Budget chief of staff Emma Doyle as White House deputy chief of staff. In her new post, she is working closely with acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, former head of OMB.

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