Obama gets clean bill of health
October 31st, 2011
05:31 PM ET

Obama gets clean bill of health

President Obama is “fit for duty,” his doctor concludes in a medical report released Monday by the White House.

According to the report by Dr. Jeffrey C. Kuhlman, the president was found to have normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels. He also tested negative in colorectal and prostate screening exams while his vision is 20/20.

“The President is in excellent health and ‘fit for duty’. All clinical data indicate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency. The President is current on all age-appropriate screening tests. He is ‘fit at fifty’ and ‘staying healthy at 5+’,” wrote Dr. Kuhlman, who is also a Navy captain.

Obama’s vital statistics:

Age: 50 years, 2+ months
Height: 73 inches
Weight: 181.3 pounds
Body Mass Index: 23.9 kg/m2
Heart rate: 67 bpm
Blood pressure: 107/71 mm Hg
Pulse-oximetry: 100%
Temperature: 97.7 degrees F

Dr. Kuhlman recommends the president undergo another physical in December of 2012.

Topics: President Obama

soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Kevin

    Who really cares about Obama's health. I sure don't

    October 31, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • hill davis

      You are a sad and bitter little person.

      October 31, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
      • rosalynneus

        Only soldiers arte fit for duty. Obama did not have that honor.

        January 14, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
  2. Plutocracy

    His health is great. AWESOME.

    To bad our country is on it's last breaths. What a waste of a report. CNN is nothing but propaganda.

    HOW IS THIS NEWS!!!>!>!>!?!?!!?!?

    October 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  3. Tracy

    i care about his health Kevin you sorry ass bum!

    October 31, 2011 at 7:09 pm |
  4. Keith in Austin

    One thing is for sure, Barry's check-up today was not covered by his stupid Heathcare plan that he imposed on the rest of us!

    October 31, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
    • Just a minute

      The one most people supported, or wished had gone further?

      November 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
  5. mirta

    Its goo d that Mr.Obama is in good health ,because nobody wants a sic President.

    October 31, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  6. tamara reina

    The health of our president should alert people to see that good health is important

    October 31, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
    • Gisele

      Obama is doing what he can but we live in a democracy. Everything that he and the dmetcraos are trying to achieve has been shot down by the Republicans who have been voting No on everything. Don't blame the people that are trying to help the middle class, blame the people that are holding middle class tax cuts just so the very wealthy can keep their yachts and 2nd summer homes. Besides, it was the failed right wing/Bush policies that caused the unemployment in the first place.

      April 2, 2012 at 8:44 am |
  7. wilard bullock

    I said mocked out of presdient obama that he was not 7ft 3 inch also he is looking about his 6ft3 inches alright

    October 31, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
    • A.W.Messenger

      I dunno. In my math book, 73 divided by 12 was equal to 6 with 1 left over: six foot one inch. Maybe the extra 2 inches is because of the lifts in this shoes?

      October 31, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
    • GOP = Greed Over People

      You tea baggers where obviously tea bagging one another during 3rd grade math class

      November 1, 2011 at 9:39 am |
  8. Diamante Gomez

    Kevin, you should! after all he is the president of the free world, hence the most powerful man on the face of the earth! Isn't that enough for you?

    October 31, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
    • Jennifer

      You've really captured all the esesntlais in this subject area, haven't you?

      June 27, 2012 at 6:06 am |
    • Ankit

      NOT government maenatdd-politicized-unconstitutional-deficit building-demoralizing-freedom limiting Health Care. No matter who's pocket the money came out of yours, my neighbors or even China's.But I would and do support reform.

      June 27, 2012 at 7:00 am |
    • Brayan

      How about buying back all our debt China ctnuerrly owns, that scares me more than anything. China is our one of our biggest threats in the world and not just economy wise.

      June 29, 2012 at 2:50 am |
  9. Democract Dave

    Whether you like it or not Dave he's your president. Get over it.

    October 31, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  10. Matt

    I could care less about Obama health as long as he don't die. No matter how bad the president is at his job(cough Obama cough) I wouldn't want them to die. So good for obama. It at least shows he isn't lazy when it comes to his daily life. His job on the other hand.......not so much.

    October 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  11. cheryl

    I'm concerned about his mental (pathological lier) health.

    October 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
    • Trace


      Calling the president names is just disrespectful. Calling him names without stating specific instances is pathetic. Mispelling the word "Liar"....Classic.

      Go lay down dear or try promoting on of the GOP candidates for what they will bring to this country. Criticizing the president with childish name calling is useless in advancing your ideology.

      November 2, 2011 at 7:19 am |
  12. JP

    How can you be brain dead and healthy?

    October 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
    • Dan5404

      Well, apparently you are still breathing a little.

      October 31, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
    • Just Sayin

      jp. W is still walking around, isnt he? AH

      November 1, 2011 at 6:39 am |
    • GOP = Greed Over People

      You are doing it, obviously it only takes a functioning brain stem to cover those involuntary bodily functions.

      November 1, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  13. vernelle burkins

    Great 2 no that he will b around atleast 4 more years. yea!

    October 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  14. jerry

    hahaha...who cares. BO is finished anyway..

    October 31, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
    • Dixon

      Judging by the republican field Obama has another four more years. God help us if any of the wing nuts on the right get in. They almost finished us last time.

      November 1, 2011 at 6:36 am |
      • Esteban

        Victor S. Posted on Super awesome and ipnsiring! Your green practices are going to serve as an excellent model as we plan our series production this spring. I'm looking forward to banding together with other green filmmakers to spread the good word: successful film production can be successfully sustainable. Kudos!

        July 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
  15. SANN

    Hmmmm....maybe check his memory. Because as I recall, he ran on a platform of "hope" and "change" and I haven't seen any of that!

    Research/youtube RON PAUL and VOTE in the 2012 primaries!

    October 31, 2011 at 9:27 pm |
  16. jeff kenney

    wilard bullock is just down right racist.i dont know whether you call yourself white.but your last name suggest you do.i dont know what you would have said if it were about a white president.like someone said earlier whether you like it or not he is the president get over it.

    October 31, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
  17. jeff kenney

    the comment made by me was was rather meant for kevins first comment.sorry.

    October 31, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  18. Eduardo

    Hey JP, you said he is brain dead, come on I bet you are republican or tea party member, look to be in the office he have to be healthy,smart,inteligent and a great person, look around at republican party, I bet chris cristy,herman cain,perry or romney are more intelligent come on jp, lets unite and support our president he will clean the mess created by bush and the republican party. You ll see, lets all support him, all together as a one nation. I dare you to do it.

    October 31, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
  19. nano

    U will never be able to re-write history he is and will be The president of the USA. Get it haters.

    October 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  20. Handofdoom

    Good , now start looking for a job !

    October 31, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
    • Priyadarsani

      sexonfire Posted on Dont dispute aeubtyLooks and lies dont mixYou are styles away from where you need to beBe beautiful, believable and a new beginning

      April 3, 2012 at 6:44 am |
  21. hit the road brack

    He should have to live under his health care. Wouldnt get a physical like this.

    October 31, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
    • jean2009

      @hit the road brack:
      The President and Vice President like all members of congress, the senate, all federal government employees, military, postal employees, and even the janitors at the White House are covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (GEHA). It is the insurance plan federal employees buy into with the government picking up as much as 72% of the premium cost. Depending on the type of plan selected, with the premium and coverage each person wants to purchase and feels they can afford.....there are up to 300 different plans for them to chose from.

      In your search engine type: What kind of health insurance does the president and congress receive?
      A complete answer is at:

      It is actually the model that President Obama used for what he wanted the: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 to include. And what all Americans will have if they are not screwed around by the Teapotty Rethugliklans....it is known to the vastly misinformed as: Obamacare.

      Obama-Biden 2012

      November 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
    • jean2009

      I forgot to add that depending on the insurance plan you purchase... your age, gender, etc. you would get appropriate wellness checks and preventive care under the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010....once it is fully implemented.

      Background: The Affordable Care Acts New Rules on Preventive Care at HealthCare.gov

      November 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
  22. Anthony Heyward

    I'm glad he's in good health. Better health than a lot of these backwoods beer drinking, cousin marrying bozo's on here that just don't like him for all sorts of ungodly, "christian" like reasons. Awe you'll have your chance again in 2016.

    October 31, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
    • Salmer

      If there is so many things with OBAMA as there is how in the heck is he able to stay there. Why is our cosnregs a bunch of WUSSIES and why is everyone so scared of him they act as if he is the antichrist. Obviously as OBAMA uses his RACE as a key card it damages our beautiful country that my family members are proud to fight for. I have had my family in the military from my great great grandfather on down to my son. Now our freedoms are being stripped while his wife and him run all over the different vacation spots like they just hit the lottery but sad thing is it is not there money they are using. But they are able to run us to war and tell us what we can eat and feed our children when will it end.

      July 31, 2012 at 7:31 am |
    • Aradhna

      America was fooled by YES WE CAN bytes by Osama oops, I mean Obama in the white house. This makes all the dems and Obama's enirte family complicit in a great crime.America was fooled numerously, and it is a shocking track record: under America's nose, Pakistan became nuclear and shocked the world. America went to Afghanistan after 9/11 when she should have gone to the terror Regimes in the middle-east!America is not innocent here: calling Nazi regimes as allies and national interest has consequences. Let America not follow Eurabia let America not forget who her true allies are.

      August 1, 2012 at 11:51 pm |
  23. LIEberals LIE

    Well that's bad news!!!!!! It means he can continue to destroy our once great nation!!!! Where's a flesh-eating virus when you need one?!?

    October 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm |
    • SaintM

      Hopefully the flesh-eating virus will end up on your face.

      November 1, 2011 at 9:51 am |
  24. Tilly

    I'm glad Obama is in good health but our economy sure itsn't. It's too bad his health wasn't linked to the economy, then he'd really be working for us.

    November 1, 2011 at 7:07 am |
    • Trace


      When Obama took over, the financial market needed $784 BILLION to keep from completely forcing us into a 2nd depression. Remember that?
      The country was losing 750 THOUSAND JOBS PER MONTH. Remember that?
      While Obama's been in office we have 19 straight months with job gains, we've gotten rid of OBL, Kadahfi, Mubarak, as well as most of anybody associating themselves with Al Qaeda.

      So did you just start complaining about the problems when Obama starting cleaning them up? Kinda lame don't ya think?

      November 2, 2011 at 7:29 am |
      • steveo


        Welcome back! Glad to see you have not lost a step! Started getting too quiet and boring without you although Jean2009 represented! Serious, good to see you back! Now let the disagreements begin! Whatcha got?

        November 2, 2011 at 8:41 am |
  25. SaintM

    Love how everyone says he will be toast at the election. Who are you going to vote for? Mitt the chameleon, Yosemite Sam Perry, or Herman Cain? All of them are dolts and will be laughed at by the rest of the world. Cain has no international experience nor does Romney or Perry. If Herman Cain gets the nomination, it will be President Obama again for another 4 years, the choice will be between two African Americans, and believe me, the majority of people will vote for the handsome, cool, calm, highly intelligent one already in office rather than the ugly, smart-assed, inexperienced one.

    November 1, 2011 at 9:49 am |
    • steveo

      SaintM, Not arguing with you BUT what international (foreign) experience did Obama have as a candidate? If that did not matter then, why does it matter now?

      You said " the majority of people will vote for the handsome, cool, calm, highly intelligent one already in office rather than the ugly, smart-assed, inexperienced one".

      I will ask a question in a comedic way, please take it as such! Are you voting for President or are you prepping for a date?

      November 1, 2011 at 11:52 am |
      • jean2009

        Well Steveo for someone who didn't have experience he has done a remarkably better job than the last holder of the office. Who I might remind you didn't have prior International Foreign experience. Unless owning a baseball team and being governor of Texas for 6 years counts.

        Do you think maybe for President Obama it could have been the Columbia University major in Political Science with a specialty in International Relations ...or was it serving as a Senator on the Senate Committee for Foreign Relations and chairing the Senate Committee for European Affairs? For some odd reason those sound like experience to me...or at least as much as many other persons who have gotten to the level of being POTUS.

        November 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
      • Steveo

        Just for sake of conversation jean2009, exactly how much foreign experience do you think he gained with only a year or so as a full time senator? In addition, the theory of PS/IR in a classroom does not play out well when dealing with North Korea, China, Syria, Iran, etc. I do give him credit he has made good strides after a few missteps but all Presidents make them. This also why all presidents have advisers. He gets some credit!

        November 1, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
  26. tk

    I would get a second opinion on the 20/20 vision.........

    November 1, 2011 at 10:16 am |
  27. Tilly

    SaintM, Many people would vote for anyone over Obama, just as you have your opinions, so do others. You will of course condemn everyone elses.

    November 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
    • Trace

      Good for you Tilly....finally we're getting somewhere hear. I can honestly say that we are tired of hearing the constant criticism of our current president.

      Please, you be the one that promotes one of these GOP candidates that will defeat Obama. Please tell us all about those wonderful policies that will change the trajectory of this country. We can't wait to hear something positive, which would be new from the party of no, zero, zilch answers...finally something positive to say.

      November 2, 2011 at 7:36 am |
      • ivan

        The Idea that this has slipped by evenyore is outrageous. From the deception from the officials to the everyday brain washing tv we have let our country be overtaken by bunch of terrorists!! I am sorry to say Mr. Berg but a civil uprising even a revolution is exactly what needs to happen. For too long criminal activities have engulfed the nation in the name of world relations. Red flag me if you must, the idea of freedom has been a terrible hoax that you have used to fuel the hearts of innocent soldiers who have given their lives. Too many Americans have been too passive for far too long. The system has failed. And now a fraud and a liar for a President, please tell me how this is even possible. The time is now, it has been pre-ordained from the beginning.

        July 31, 2012 at 7:02 am |
  28. Just a minute

    Virginia has egg on its face for an embarrassing email that shows a pic of the prez w/ a hole in his head. Can anyone say secret service phone call? http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2011-10/188245860-31155214.JPG

    November 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
    • steveo

      Just A Minute,

      Absolutely correct! That was a disgrace! Folks don't know how or don't care to debate policy! Instead it is all personal attacks, all the time!

      November 2, 2011 at 8:37 am |
  29. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Ditto to Trace! Thanks for your beautifully worded truth. Thanks also goes out to Jean2009....Nothing but the truth!

    November 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm |