When then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had her famous fainting episode, which necessitated her being spirited away from a campaign rally and helped into her waiting van, her personal physician played down the event, writing it off to a bout of pneumonia.
Not everyone in the medical community was convinced, however. The day after Clinton’s public collapse, a New York Times reporter who boasts an M.D. after his name suggested she was sicker than her doctor was letting on and that further tests needed to be administered.
To quell concerns about her fitness to serve as president if elected, her campaign released an update of a July 2015 letter from her doctor attesting to her overall good health. The only caveat voiced by Clinton’s personal physician, Lisa Bardack of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., was that she had developed two new medical conditions in 2016: a sinus and ear infection in the winter and pneumonia in September. Neither health problem was permanent or would impair her ability to govern.
Now a doctor’s diagnosis from 2014 has been made public by via Julian Assange that reveals that Clinton “shows signs of advancing Subcortical Vascular Dementia after a MMSE [Mini-Mental State Examination] was performed. The patient performed significantly lower on today’s test than when tested in 2013. The patient is also showing signs of having more Complex Partial Seizures.”
The doctor who made that diagnosis? Lisa Bardack of Mt. Kisco, N.Y.