What is Included in President's Physical Exam?

WebMD reviews items included in the 2007 annual physical examination of President George H. Bush. The inclusion of both exercise treadmill testing and stress echocardiogram is a bit unusual since he has not reported any symptoms, at least according to the publicly available information.

An annual physical examination of healthy people is not recommended by any national medical society.


What’s in a President’s Physical? WebMD.
President Bush's Physical - A Good Example on How to Have a Healthy Lifestyle. CasesBlog, 2005
Executive Health Physicals. Are They Worth $ 3,000? CasesBlog, 2006.
The Presidents Club | Photos: Oval Office Secrets from Truman to Obama | TIME, 2012.
Image source: Wikipedia, public domain.


  1. Is the President's health a public issue in the States?

  2. Yes, it is.

    What about HIPAA?
    This is public information, available from all major news agencies and newspapers, and more importantly - made public with the patient's permission. HIPAA rules permit the publication of such health information.