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How can a physician, even a President's physician, predict the future?

Trump’s second presidential physical exam, explained

Dr. Sean Conley — released a statement saying a team of 11 doctors had examined Trump. But he included no details about their findings, saying only that Trump is in “very good health.” In an unusual move, he also predicted the future over the next two years by stating that he expects the commander-in-chief to remain healthy “for the remainder of his presidency and beyond.”

The results echoed last year’s exam, when Trump’s then-White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson declared the president in “excellent” physical and cognitive condition. That physical attracted an unusual degree of scrutiny amid questions about Trump’s mental health and fitness for office. In a first, Trump had requested a cognitive exam — apparently a response to Democratic members of Congress who had reignited the discussion about the 25th Amendment, a process that could remove a president who is unfit to govern.
 
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Ian Jeffrey

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Was there lab work? Stress test? Anything?

Will we, the people, ever know the true results of this "physical"?
Probably not, since medical records are confidential and privileged information. While Trump could, of course, release any information he chooses (e.g., this letter), the medical facility is prohibited from doing so.
 

HCProf

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Probably not, since medical records are confidential and privileged information. While Trump could, of course, release any information he chooses (e.g., this letter), the medical facility is prohibited from doing so.
Have we ever seen exam results from any POTUS? You are correct...if those records were released, this would be a huge HIPAA violation.
 

Ian Jeffrey

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You are correct...if those records were released, this would be a huge HIPAA violation.
Not to mention an ethical violation by the medical provider releasing them.

Of course, as I said, the patient can release those records. But no medical facility can.
 
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