On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton’s personal physician released a two-page letter detailing her physical condition, in response to the huge amount of speculation in the media about what the real state of Clinton’s health is. The letter paints a picture of a reasonably healthy near-70 woman, and details the ear infection Clinton had in January as well as the pneumonia from which she is recovering.
Dr. Lisa Bardack, Chair of Internal Medicine at CareMount Medical, a physician group of over 500 doctors in the Hudson Valley, and Clinton’s personal physician since 2001, wrote:
Mrs. Clinton has been seen by me regularly this year for routine care. She has had recurrent blood testing for Coumadin dosing and adjustments. Her blood levels have been relatively stable. She also has had several allergy flares over the past year, which has been a typical pattern for most of her life.
In January of 2016, Mrs. Clinton developed symptoms of sinusitis and an ear infection … to help alleviate her symptoms, a myringotomy tube was placed in her left ear in January of 2016.
On Friday, September 2nd, I evaluated Mrs. Clinton for a 24-hour history of a low-grade fever, congestion and fatigue … she was advised to rest, put on a short course of antibiotics and continued her allergy medication for an upper respiratory tract infection … over the next several days as she traveled, her congestion worsened and she developed a cough … On Friday, September 9th, she was seen and evaluated in my office. A non-contrast chest CT scan, including a CTA calcium score, was performed … the results of the CT scan revealed a small-right, middle-right pneumonia; her coronary calcium score was again zero. She was treated with antibiotics for pneumonia and advised to rest. This was a mild non-contagious bacterial pneumonia.
Bardack noted the fainting episode of September 11, adding that she examined Clinton after she rehydrated and that Clinton was “recovering nicely.”
Bardack listed Clinton’s current medications as Armorthyroid, Coumadin dosed as directed, Levaquin (for a total of ten days), Clarinex, and B-12 as needed. She notes, “Her recent testing, all of which was done in the past month, has been normal … her laboratory testing, (Vitamin D, CBC, fasting blood glucose, comprehensive metabolic panel, hemoglobin A1-C, vitamin B-12) was normal, including cholesterol of 1989, LDL of 103, HDL of 56 and triglycerides of 159. Her vital signs showed blood pressure of 100/70, heart rate of 70, respiratory rate of 18, temperature of 97.8, and pulse-oximetry of 99%.”
Bardack concluded, “She remains healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.”