Biden’s Doctor Addresses Visits of Parkinson’s Expert to White House

On Monday night, White House physician Kevin O’Connor said in a letter that Joe Biden has not seen a neurologist outside of his annual physicals, despite reports that a Parkinson’s expert made multiple visits to the White House.

“The results of this year’s exam were detailed in my February 28th letter: ‘An extremely detailed neurologic exam was again reassuring in that there were no findings which would be consistent with any cerebellar or other central neurological disorder, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or ascending lateral sclerosis, nor are there any signs of cervical myelopathy,’” O’Connor wrote.

Biden’s physician O’Connor detailed movement disorder specialist Dr. Kevin Cannard’s background as a neurology specialist and noted that he has been the neurology consultant to the White House Medical Unit since 2012. Cannard was the one who examined Biden for each of his annual physicals, including the most recent one in February, O’Connor wrote.

Cannard has also held regular neurology clinics at the White House medical clinic for the thousands of active-duty military members assigned to support White House operations.


Independent, NBC