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WASHINGTON — President Trump will keep, for the time being, the same White House doctor who had cared for former President Barack Obama since 2013.

Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the US Navy, will continue to serve as physician to the president, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told STAT. Jackson was appointed as the lead White House doctor by Obama in July 2013. He had previously served in the White House Medical Unit under Obama and George W. Bush.


Jackson, who has a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, was deployed in the Iraq War during the Bush administration. He has received several commendations for his military service.

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