Dr. Drew's Bombshell: 'Gravely Concerned' About Hillary's Health
Dr. Drew Pinsky dropped a bombshell on a California radio show this week, saying he's "gravely concerned" about Hillary Clinton's health.
The famous TV doctor was actually asked to be on KABC's "McIntyre in the Morning" show to debunk questions about the 68-year-old Clinton's health.
But instead, Pinsky said he's become concerned about Clinton's health and the medical care she has received after reviewing the records that have been made public.
He said that his colleague, Dr. Robert Huizenga, expressed similar worries.
"Both of us concluded that if we were providing the care she was receiving, we would be ashamed to show up in a doctors’ lounge," Dr. Drew concluded. "We would be laughed out. She’s receiving sort of 1950s-level care by our evaluation."
Pinsky said Clinton has received unconventional treatments over the years, calling the medical decisions "bizarre" and speculating that it could be causing uncommon side effects.
He said Clinton had two episodes of deep venus thrombosis, or blood clots in her legs, and suffers from hypothyroidism. He said the drug she was given for hypothyroidism was "very unconventional" and used in the 60s.
Pinsky then said Clinton was put on an anticoagulant that "really isn't used anymore," adding that a person of Clinton's stature would be expected to receive a newer drug.
After Clinton fell and hit her head in 2012, she suffered a "transverse sinus thrombosis," which he called an "exceedingly rare clot" that he has only come across once in his career.
He said in his estimation, the earlier treatments she received may have led to problems with her "coagulation system."
“So the very medicine doctors are using may be causing this problem and they’re using an old fashioned medicine to treat it – what is going on with her health care? Maybe they have reasons, but at a distance, it looks bizarre."
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacted on Fox and Friends this morning, saying he's "always dubious" when it comes to a doctor analyzing a person that isn't their patient.
"Next you’re gonna get a left-wing psychiatrist explaining Donald Trump in negative terms," he said.
The Clinton campaign pushed back a few days ago on the questions about her health, dismissing them as right-wing conspiracy theories.
In campaign speeches, Donald Trump has repeatedly argued that Clinton does not have the "stamina" to be president.
Clinton's doctor, Lisa Bardack, released a statement reiterating the candidate's "excellent health."
"I have recently been made aware of allegedly ‘leaked’ medical documents regarding Secretary Clinton with my name on them. These documents are false, were not written by me and are not based on any medical facts," she wrote.
"To reiterate what I said in my previous statement, Secretary Clinton is in excellent health and fit to serve as President of the United States."
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