Obama visits the clinic
January 12th, 2013
11:28 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama visits the clinic

(CNN) - President Barack Obama stopped in a Pentagon clinic for a checkup on Saturday, but it wasn't for a case of the flu.

The White House said the president underwent a "routine fitness evaluation" which was conducted at the Fit to Win Clinic at the Pentagon.

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"The fitness evaluation is part of the periodic medical exam that is coordinated by the physician to the president," a White House official said. "The results of the president's periodic medical exam will be released before the end of the month."

Obama's visit comes amidst a flu epidemic in the United States.

The president has received a flu shot, a White House official said, but the shot was not administered on Saturday.

His prior physical exam in October 2011 found the longtime smoker to be tobacco free and consuming a healthy diet.

"The president is in excellent health and 'fit for duty,'" Dr. Jeffrey C. Kulhman wrote at the time. "All clinical data indicate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency."

The clinic, part of the DiLorenzo TRICARE Health clinic, provides screenings, classes and exercise programs. It does not list weekend hours as part of its regular schedule.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Good lucks, god bless you.
    PS: he needs strong and thorough security. Period.

    January 12, 2013 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  2. Pete

    Thank God he's staying healthy with this flu epidemic going around and all.This job as stressful as it is would compremise anybodies health..Remember how tired Pres.Clinton looked after leaving office then had heart problems probibly taking 20 years off his life....And Pres.Obama is showing similar effects..Is this job worth it,for their sakes and his families I hope so!!

    January 12, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. John the Historian

    We wish the president well. Willard Romney would have been a disaster for the country. The country is tired of the Christian Right party. How ironic Willard was a mormon cult follower. I wonder if he is on the planet of kolob yet. We need to send all Republicans there. Still don't know whether mormon cult followers believe the second coming is Nauvoo, Illinois or Indepence, Missouri. Please someone help me. I also can't find the planet kolob on my celestial map. Guess the Republicans are not getting their Neocon war with Iran. Such ashame then all the Republican draft dodgers would have been exposed for all to see. We know Rush, George Will. Pat Buchanan, Frum. Bush II, Cheney, and Reagan were all draft dodgers. Long live President Obama who got Osama Bin Laden. President Obama is our great commander in chief. Never forget Reagan the alzheimer patient in the White House sent 241 marines to Beirut to get their heads blown off. History will recall Reagan did least of all.

    January 12, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. GOP= Greed Over People (Party)

    Take your flu Shot mr president.

    January 12, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. Ed1

    Obama have you been able to read a paper lately try this item and then with a straight face say we need tougher gun laws. We might need tougher automobile laws.

    Everyone needs to take a chill pill.

    I agree that the mentally ill shouldn't be allowed to buy guns but it's not the guns but the people.

    According to USA Weekend 1-11-1-13-2013 60 children that's right 60 children are killed every week by cars and trucks that back over them. Should we ban all cars and trucks that don't have backup cameras no we should hold people accountable and should be the same case with guns. Why don't we have the same outrage about people backing over children that's easy no press coverage.

    Every time something happens with guns it's front page news and when you look at all the people that buy guns tell me how many of them go out and commit mass murders not that many because they follow the laws that are in place now.

    All I heard was when we are allowed to get a concealed weapons permit murders would go threw the roof guess what they went down.

    Take a breath and let's discuss the terrible murder of 20 children at a school and act like we have some common sense and not some knee jerk reaction.

    A ban on all semi automatic weapons is not only stupid but the people that are pushing this really don't have a clue about guns and how they work.

    I keep hearing that we should ban all assault weapons we don't have any on the market now. An assault weapon is a gun that can fire three rounds with one pull of the trigger, fire one round with one pull of the trigger, and car fire full automatic with just holding the trigger down. It just about the hardest permit to get is for a fully automatic weapon and if you want to put a cost on that why not charge $50,000 a year for each permit.

    Please know what you are talking about before you take the same path as almost every socialist and communist country out there in the world. It wouldn't take long before that could happen with all the BS going on out there right now and that includes Obama and his party.

    January 12, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  6. judy

    hope his results are good this time also.

    January 12, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |