Doctor on Romney: ‘He Appears Years Younger Than His Age’

Sep 21, 2012 4:27pm

Mitt Romney’s doctor has given him a clean bill of health. He’s also verified that candidate Romney is a “vigorous man” who “appears years younger than his age” — a strong-like-bull middle-aged man physically fit to conquer just about anything.

A penicillin allergy seems to be Romney’s biggest health problem, judging from the summation of Randall D. Gaz, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The Romney campaign released a letter from Gaz today. Gaz writes:

His past medical history is notable for a concussion and fractures in a motor vehicle accident in 1968. He fractured the left distal radius. He is allergic to penicillin. He takes low dose aspirin 81 mg. daily and Lipitor 10 mg. daily but no other medications on a regular basis. He has undergone 1965 appendectomy, 1985 back lipoma excision, and 1987 right hand injury laceration suture repair. He totally abstains from drinking any alcoholic beverages, and does not use tobacco products or illicit drugs. He eats a high fiber diet with abundant fruits and vegetables and minimizes intake of high cholesterol foods and concentrated sweets.

Gaz’s letter includes praise for Romney’s physical condition.  For instance:

His most recent physical examination on 8/9/12 revealed a healthy appearing, energetic, strong, physically fit male. He appears years younger than his age.

Gaz also cites Romney’s “stamina,” “ability to meet unexpected demands,” and “leadership skills”:

He has shown the ability to be engaged in multiple, varied, simultaneous activities requiring complex mental social, emotional, and leadership skills. He is a vigorous man who takes excellent care of his personal physical health. He has reserves of strength, energy, and stamina that provide him with the ability to meet unexpected demands. There are no physical impairments that should interfere with his rigorous and demanding political career as the next President of the United States.

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