The GOP nominee’s campaign released the one-page summary from Dr. Harold Bornstein, an internist and gastroenterologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, on the same day an interview with controversial TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz is airing. Trump reviewed some of his medical history on The Dr. Oz Show, which he taped on Wednesday.
The 70-year-old weighs 236 pounds, according to his doctor. That, at a height of 6’3″, puts him at the high-end of what is considered overweight — just shy of being obese.. Lab results in the letter show normal levels of cholesterol and blood sugar. Trump is taking a cholesterol drug known by the brand name Crestor and he takes a low-dose aspirin.
His PSA is very low, which suggests little risk for prostate cancer. A colonoscopy done in 2013 was normal, according to Bornstein. A chest x-ray and electrocardiogram (ECG) in April were normal, and an echocardiogram in 2014 was “within the range of normal,” Bornstein wrote.
The letter from Bornstein is much more straightforward and professional than one he wrote for Trump in December 2015, in which he bizarrely proclaimed that Trump “would be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” Bornstein admitted last month he had written the letter in five minutes while a limo sent by Trump waited outside.
The more comprehensive release from Trump comes a day after his rival Hillary Clinton released a letter from her doctor explaining her recent health history. The Democratic nominee’s own health has been under scrutiny as she’s been recovering from a bout of pneumonia. Clinton is set to return to the campaign trail today after a three-day absence, and her physician wrote that …