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Fetterman's Doctor Says Lawmaker 'Has No Work Restrictions'

By    |   Wednesday, 19 October 2022 02:33 PM EDT

John Fetterman's doctor says the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor has no work restrictions and can "work full duty in public office."

"Bad news for Dr. [Mehmet] Oz, who has been rooting hard against my recovery: I'm doing great + remain fully ready to serve," Fetterman, the Democrat nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, tweeted early Wednesday. "So grateful to all of you who've stood with me. I'll be fighting for each and every one of you in D.C."

Fetterman, 53, suffered a stroke five months ago that has had lingering effects on his speech and hearing. He has been silent about releasing medical records or providing access for reporters to question about his doctors.

Republican candidate Oz, a heart surgeon, released his health records last month as he pushes to keep questions about Fetterman's recovery front and center in one of the nation's most closely watched Senate elections.

Dr. Clifford Chen, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Duquesne, became Fetterman's primary physician shortly after the candidate's stroke.

He said Fetterman's physical exam was normal, with normal readings for blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen level.

"His lung exam was clear, heart rate was regular, and his strength was normal in all four extremities without any strength or coordination deficits," Chen wrote in his one-page report dated Saturday.

Fetterman also "spoke intelligently without cognitive defects, and he "continues to exhibit symptoms of auditory processing disorder but that his communication is significantly improved compared to his first visit, assisted by speech therapy, which he has attended on a regular basis since the stroke."

The Oz campaign did not respond to an email requesting a comment on the release.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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