Donald Trump goes for 1st medical checkup since becoming president

Donald Trump medical exam

GETTY FIRST President Trump will be examined by Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson

Dr Jackson was appointed as the Physician to the President by Obama in July 2013 and he now serves as the appointed physician under President Trump. He was the primary physician for President Barack Obama and now serves as the physician to the president for Trump.

The rear admiral in the US Navy attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch and graduated in 1995. He completed his residency in 2004.

He has served as a diving safety officer, an emergency medicine physician in charge of resuscitative medicine among several other roles. A year after that, while Jackson was still in Iraq, the George W. Bush administration selected him to be a White House physician under Air Force Brigadier General Richard Tubb.

They also underscore the importance of Jackson carrying out the evaluation of Trump's mental health and neurological functioning (and making appropriate referrals) by pointing out that an expert group tasked with assessing a president's neurological status-as former President Jimmy Carter proposed-has not yet materialized.

Answering questions from reporters after an event on prison reform at the White House, Trump said with a chuckle that if it does not go well, the stock market would take a hit. "This president works tirelessly for the American people".

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GETTY TURNING POINT Donald Trump's first physical exam could be a major event

Mariano has described her White House operation as having been "like a mini urgent-care center", one that consisted of five military doctors, five nurses, five physician assistants, three medics and three administrators. "You can't stand the heat or the truth but no one forced you to run for President".

The physician would advise on questions of invoking the 25th Amendment, which transfers presidential power if the president is incapacitated.

Trump's motorcade pulled into the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, early Friday afternoon.

President Trump on Thursday seemed acutely aware of the intrigue surrounding his upcoming physical exam. The 6-foot-3 Trump weighed 236 pounds, and his body mass index, or BMI, of 29.5 put him in the category of being overweight for his height. The memo also included laboratory results; past medical, surgical and social histories; medications and immunizations.

How much of the results he releases after are up to him, with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claiming he will follow in the footsteps of his predecessors by releasing a report to say he is 'fit for duty'.

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