The Latest: Trump at Walter Reed for annual medical checkup
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s annual medical checkup (all times local):
President Donald Trump has arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his annual medical checkup.
Trump was declared to be in “excellent health” in January 2018 after a battery of tests on his heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system and other areas. This year’s exam will be overseen by Sean Conley, a Navy veteran and doctor of osteopathic medicine who’s now president’s physician.
The exam isn’t mandatory, but modern-day officeholders have them regularly and release a doctor’s report to assure the public that they are fit for office. Last year’s exam lasted more than four hours.
It’s time for President Donald Trump’s annual medical checkup.
Trump will be at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington later Friday for the physical exam.
His personal physician declared him to be in “excellent health” after a battery of tests last January on Trump’s heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system and other areas. Trump was said to have “incredibly good genes.”
Last year, the public learned details about Trump’s height, weight, heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Doctors checked his eyes, ears, nose and throat, heart, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and teeth.
Neurological, cognitive and stress tests were also performed. Trump’s hearing was not tested, The exam stretched past four hours.