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Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Visited White House Multiple Times, Biden Admin Denies Treatment

© Sputnik / Stringer / Go to the mediabankUS President Joe Biden speaks during a briefing
US President Joe Biden speaks during a briefing  - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.07.2024
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A neurologist specializing in movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease visited the White House multiple times from last summer to this spring, the New York Times reported on Monday.
Dr. Kevin Cannard of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center visited the White House eight times over the course of eight months, the report said, citing White House visitor logs.
However, it is unclear whether Cannard visited the White House to discuss President Joe Biden’s health or for other reasons.
US President Joe Biden - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.07.2024
House Democrats to Discuss Biden's Capacity for Another Term as He Says He's 'Not Going Anywhere'
Biden’s cognitive abilities and general fitness to serve as president have come under scrutiny in recent days, following a lackluster debate performance against Republican challenger Donald Trump.
On Monday, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said that Biden has not been treated for Parkinson's.
"Has the President been treated for Parkinson’s? No. Is he being treated for Parkinson's? No. Is he taking medication for Parkinson’s? No,” Jean-Pierre said during a press conference.
Biden and his campaign have insisted that they will continue his reelection bid, despite concerns among some Democrats.
Biden has declined to take a cognitive exam as part of his routine presidential medical checkups. During the debate, Trump challenged Biden to take such an exam, claiming to have "aced" a pair of cognitive tests himself.
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