NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton’s campaign released additional medical information Wednesday after questions about her health intensified in the wake of her pneumonia diagnosis late last week.
She was diagnosed with mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia, her doctor said, a step the campaign took after the candidate had to take three days off the campaign trail after nearly collapsing at an event on Sunday.
Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s personal doctor and the chair of internal medicine at CareMount Medical in Mount Kisco, N.Y., said she evaluated Clinton multiple times in the last week — including Wednesday — and found the Democratic nominee had a small right middle-lobe pneumonia.
According to Bardack, “The remainder of her complete physical exam was normal and she is in excellent mental condition.”
Bardack added Clinton “is recovering well with antibiotics,” including Levaquin, which she was told to take for 10 days.
“My overall impression is that Mrs. Clinton has remained healthy and has not developed new medical conditions this year other than a sinus and ear infection and her recently diagnosed pneumonia,” Bardack wrote in a letter released to the media. “She is recovering well with antibiotics and rest. She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States.”
Questions about Clinton’s health
Clinton left a 9/11 memorial ceremony early on Sunday and video caught her nearly collapsing and having to be helped into her van as she left.
After Clinton stopped by her daughter’s apartment — and told the media that she was feeling better — Bardack evaluated Clinton at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., and the campaign later told the media that Clinton had pneumonia.
As a result, Clinton canceled three days of events in California and Nevada and is set to return to the campaign trail on Thursday in North Carolina.
Questions about transparency and the medical health of both Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump have dominated the political world for days, in part because Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday but withheld the information from the media and even some of her top aides.
Trump surprised people on Wednesday when he discussed some medical information on “The Dr. Oz Show,” including the results of a recent physical exam.
Clinton’s doctor gives her clean bill of health
After Clinton’s doctor released a letter about the former secretary of state’s health in 2015, Clinton’s campaign did not intend to release more information about their candidate. That changed Sunday.