Hey, Dr. Drew: Why are you looking at Hillary Clinton's health records anyway?
Dr. Drew Pinsky announced that he is “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health. We’re not totally sure why his opinion was needed. Nonetheless, he’s here to tell us how bad she is at taking care of herself.
Clinton released her health records and her tax returns at the same time as part of her presidential campaign. Her camp wanted to show complete transparency to voters and give them confidence that she is, in fact, healthy and capable enough to lead our country. To almost everyone else, the records showed her in excellent health, but Pinsky was not one of those people.
Apparently, Pinsky and Dr. Robert Huizenga, the doctor featured on The Biggest Loser, determined her healthcare plan was a “1950-level care.” He even went so far as to say, “It just seems like she’s getting care from somebody she met in Arkansas when she was a kid.”
We’d like to take this opportunity to say that Pinsky is an internist, which means he’s a primary care physician for adults, so he is qualified to look over her records. But he’s also a TV personality. So, his comments could just be a way to to get his name out there and start some controversy — something he’s not a stranger to.
During his interview with KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning, Pinsky also said, “If we were providing the care that she was receiving, we’d be ashamed to show up in a doctor's lounge. We’d be laughed out. Certainly a presidential candidate would get one of the newer anticoagulants. What is going on with her health care? It’s bizarre.”
But the real cherry on top was when he insinuated that because Clinton wore prism glasses she has brain damage. No, seriously. He said brain damage.
Again, Pinsky is a primary care physician, at best. But mostly he's a guy who makes his money off of television appearances. He's not an optometrist, and there are certainly other reasons Clinton could be wearing prism glasses — none of which include brain damage (which is usually diagnosed by a neurologist, which Pinsky isn't either, but I think you get it by now).
After all the time that Pinsky has spent as a public figure, you’d think he’d know how important it is to be careful with the words you use, but clearly he just doesn’t care.
I find it hard to believe that a former first lady of the United States and the current leading presidential candidate has an archaic health care plan. And just because it isn’t what Pinsky or Huizenga would prescribe, doesn’t mean that it isn’t right for her.
The woman is a couple of months away from (probably) becoming the first woman president of the United States. She’ll be just fine without Pinsky’s advice.
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