16 April 2024,   09:21
Biden’s physical finds him healthy, active, robust, says White House doctor

President Joe Biden’s physician declared him to be “a healthy, active, robust 81-year-old male, who remains fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency,” according to a six-page report released Wednesday afternoon following a three-hour examination earlier in the day, writes POLITICO.

White House physician Kevin O’Connor found “no new concerns” during his exam. In his report, he wrote Biden is being treated for a number of ailments consistent with his age: “sleep apnea, a-fib with normal ventricular response, hyperlipidemia, gastroesophageal reflux, seasonal allergies, spinal arthritis and sensory peripheral neuropathy of the feet”. As O’Connor noted, “remains stiff, but has not worsened since last year.”

On Wednesday morning, Biden took an unannounced trip to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to get his annual physical.

Biden, whose public schedule was bare when the White House first distributed it Tuesday night, left for the check-up just before 9 a.m., informing reporters of his destination as he headed for Marine One.