On Friday, Donald Trump will fly to Walter Reed medical centre in Maryland for his first health check as president. Later in the day, the president was traveling to Florida for the weekend.
Trump responded to the criticism by calling himself a "very stable genius" in a tweet and by allowing cameras to film him negotiating immigration legislation with senators at the White House for 55 minutes on Tuesday.
In "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", author Michael Wolff has questioned Trump's mental fitness, portraying him as child-like with a short attention span. Trump had often complained about USA libel laws on the 2016 campaign trail. Cognitive assessments aren't routine in standard physicals, though they recently became covered in Medicare's annual wellness visits for seniors.
We're going to take a very, very strong look at that.
"Rather, we don't need a medical degree or a psychiatric diagnosis to tell us what is wrong with Mr. Trump", the board wrote in an op-ed.
President Donald Trump called for a "strong look at our country's libel laws" after the publication of a book that depicted him as an inept leader of a dysfunctional White House. His EKG, chest X-ray, echocardiogram and blood sugar were normal.
Trump takes a statin to control cholesterol, baby aspirin to prevent heart attacks and Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness.
Dr. Lee was a guest on "Midday Live with Dr".
United States leaders traditionally attend annual physicals but there is intense interest in this one, given the recent fevered debate around the 71-year-old leader's fitness to govern.
Shulkin said that he does not expect the new health plans to require additional funding, despite the expected cost of "a couple hundred million dollars per year". A Durham, N.C. -based Duke University School of Medicine study discovered roughly half of all presidents who have served since 1974 were diagnosed with health conditions including bipolar disorder, alcohol abuse and depression, the report states.
In signing this executive order, Shulkin said, the president has provided "clear guidance to further ensure our veterans and their families know that we are focusing on ways to improve their ability to move forward and achieve their goals in life after service".