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Biden Is ‘Not A Healthy Guy,’ Former Obama Doctor Says

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Former President Barack Obama’s previous doctor said that 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden is “not a healthy guy.”

Dr. David Scheiner spoke out regarding the former vice president’s health to the Washington Examiner following the release of Biden’s health records Dec. 15. Scheiner served as Obama’s personal physician for 22 years before Obama became president of the U.S.

“[Biden’s] not a healthy guy. He’s not in bad shape for his age, but I wouldn’t say he’s in outstanding health,” 81-year-old Scheiner told the Examiner. “Could I guarantee he won’t have issues for the next four years? He has a lot of issues that are just sort of sitting there.” (RELATED: Obama Says World Problems Are Due To ‘Old Men Not Getting Out Of The Way’)

Biden’s health records show that he has an irregular heartbeat, high cholesterol, acid reflux and seasonal allergies, but the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate’s doctor said that Biden is a “healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old” who is fit to be president. Biden also has a history of aneurysms and takes blood thinners, the Examiner reported.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 27: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. A field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates was split into two groups of 10 for the first debate of the 2020 election, taking place over two nights at Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Scheiner said he would like to see results from an MRI or CT scan as well as a sleep study test, since Biden used to suffer from sleep apnea.

Biden’s medical records also showed he had several surgeries not previously disclosed to the public, including surgery performed on his prostate. The letter does not address either Biden’s vision, which came under question when Biden blamed his contacts for his eye filling with blood earlier this year, or Biden’s potential cosmetic surgeries, the Examiner reported.

The Biden campaign did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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