Dr. Drew Still Concerned About Clinton’s Treatment, Compares Situation To Michael Jackson, Prince

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Describing some of her treatment as “reckless,” Dr. Drew Pinsky says he remains concerned about Hillary Clinton’s health and her treatment.

“I still am worried about what her doctors are doing,” Pinsky said earlier this week on the “Adam and Dr. Drew Show,” a daily podcast he does with comedian and commentator Adam Carolla.

Just over a month after Clinton’s defeat in the presidential election, Pinksy reiterated and expanded on his pre-election comments about her healthcare. Specifically, he voiced fears that her physicians have been administering quick-fix, ill-advised treatments.

“Doctors get turned on by taking care of special people, ‘They’re going to think I’m really good. How extraordinary, Hillary Clinton thinks I’m the best doctor in the land.’ They get turned on by it too much,” Pinsky said.

According to Pinsky, a board-certified internist, Clinton’s treatment should not be based on who she is, but rather, on her condition.

“It should be just another patient, who happens to be doing something extraordinary but if you treat them as extraordinary, you’re doing them a disservice,” he said. “This is why we have Prince, this is why you have Michael Jackson, you name the cases, one after another.”

Earlier this year, CNN cancelled Dr. Drew’s HLN show, “Dr. Drew on Call,” days after Pinsky said he was “gravely concerned” about the then-Democratic nominee’s health and treatment.

While some speculated that the show’s cancellation was due to Pinsky’s comments about Clinton’s health, CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz said in a statement only that ”Dr. Drew and I have mutually agreed to air the final episode of his show on September 22.”

At the time, Pinsky, in a statement, said, “[i]t has been a privilege working at HLN,” and added that he was “very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor.”

On the podcast, Pinsky explained again some of his initial worries.

“They were giving her a medication that was known to cause hyper-coagulability,” he said, adding, “she has had three very serious clotting — unusual clotting experiences.”

He explained that under normal circumstances, a treating physician would need to explain the “unusual clotting” and recognize that the patient is taking a medication that can cause clotting.

“It’s all very weird. It’s all very unusual healthcare, that’s what I was saying,” Pinsky said.