June 12th, 2014
06:00 PM ET
6 months ago

Physical exam shows Obama in 'excellent' health

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is in tip-top shape, according to a physical exam released Thursday by the White House.

Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, director of the White House's medical unit, described Obama's overall health as "excellent."

An otherwise healthy commander in chief, the report shows that Obama, 52, takes ibuprofen to treat intermittent plantar fasciitis in his right foot, a supplement for a mild vitamin D deficiency and the occasional nicotine gum - a residual effect of an old smoking habit.

"All clinical data indicates that the President is currently healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency," Jackson said in a memo.

The exam was conducted in May and is the third medical report released by the White House in Obama's presidency.

CNN's Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    This should be good....

    June 12, 2014 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  2. bill

    Well he should be un good health,he's never worked a day in his life.

    June 12, 2014 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  3. Chris-E...al

    What about the eeg ?

    June 12, 2014 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  4. Hal

    I lost my health insurance because of obama. Glad he can see a doctor and have me pay for it.

    June 12, 2014 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  5. aicohn

    Does this include mental health??

    June 12, 2014 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  6. MaryM

    Stay Strong, Mr President.

    June 12, 2014 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  7. American Worker

    The Physical Exam isn't the one that we need to be concerned about.

    June 12, 2014 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  8. Thomas

    So is Mitt Romney , he looks great and the Dr said he is ready for the 2 am phone call .

    Romney / Rubio or Perry 2016
    You got the money honey , we got the Time !

    June 12, 2014 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  9. Dean

    Yea boy. And after seeing Obama manhandle those 5 pound dumbbells, Richard Simmons look out!

    June 13, 2014 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  10. Winston Smith

    Here's another matter the republicans can politicize till the cows come home. Let the hate begin.

    June 13, 2014 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  11. @RI_Roger

    A vitamin D deficiency with all the golf he plays? Still chewing Nicotine gum.... did he really quit or are they not telling us the truth so as to not take away from the First lady's health and nutrition initiatives.

    June 13, 2014 06:33 am at 6:33 am |