Trump to receive, allegedly publicize results of medical exam this week: 6 things to know

President Donald Trump on Friday will undergo his first physical since taking office last January. However, some experts suggest the results, which the White House has claimed it will publicize, may not reveal much information about the president's health and wellness, Bloomberg reports.

Here are six things to know about the upcoming medical exam.

1. President Trump's physical is scheduled for Jan. 12 at Bethesda, Md.-based Walter Reed Medical Center and will be conducted by Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, MD. Dr. Jackson has served as the official physician for the president since 2013, and conducted former President Barack Obama's last physical while in office in 2014.

2. While several sources have speculated President Trump is mentally unfit to hold office, the president tweeted Jan. 6 he is a "very stable genius."

3. Presidential medical reports are typically brief and highlight only a few metrics, such as cholesterol levels, weight and blood pressure. However, the reports may make note of some health "idiosyncrasies," Bloomberg reports. For example, former President George W. Bush's first exam reported he enjoyed the occasional cigar, drank diet soda and ran at least 12 miles per week. Former President Obama's report highlighted his journey to quit smoking.

4. It is unclear if President Trump's physical will include a mental health screening. Dr. Jackson did not respond to Bloomberg's interview request via the White House and a White House spokesperson declined the publication's request for comment.

5. While the White House claims it will publicize the results of the physical, it is not required to do so by law, and therefore may redact or privatize aspects of the report. Bloomberg reports at least 14 of the 20 presidents prior to President Trump suffered health complications while serving office, the full extent of which was not shared with the public in some cases. A Durham, N.C.-based Duke University School of Medicine study discovered roughly half of all presidents who have served since 1974 were diagnosed with health conditions including bipolar disorder, alcohol abuse and depression, the report states.

6. Some experts suggest Dr. Jackson may legally and ethically release information regarding the president's mental state without his consent if he determines President Trump posed a direct, imminent threat to another person. However, the standard is difficult to meet, according to the report.

To access the full Bloomberg report, click here.

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