Hillary Clinton has a doctor who’s not qualified to administer medications for her, according to a letter sent by her medical team to her former running mate Tim Kaine, and she’s “very concerned” about the matter.
Clinton’s medical team wrote to Kaine that Dr. Mehmet Oz, a former ABC News physician who has treated the Democratic presidential nominee for more than a decade, has “never been trained to provide any type of medical care to Hillary Clinton, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis.”
Clinton’s team said the letter was a response to an April 26 letter from Dr. Oz asking to review Clinton’s condition after the Democratic vice presidential nominee’s bout with pneumonia.
“The letter you received on April 26, 2017 was a copy of a letter from a physician with no qualifications or experience to evaluate her condition,” the letter read.
“As a physician, I can only recommend that you seek additional medical advice from your physician, and I am not qualified, nor willing, to provide those services to you.”
Kaine’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Oz did not respond to requests for comment from Recode.
Kaine was diagnosed with MS in January, just before the Iowa caucuses.
He has since recovered and was able to run for president.
The Clinton campaign, which has been criticized for its handling of the issue, has faced criticism for the length of time that Clinton has been hospitalized.
The campaign has said that while her health is improving, it continues to see significant challenges, including her continued pneumonia and her use of the controversial medication clonidine.
In April, a leaked email showed that then-Clinton aide Philippe Reines had warned his boss that if Clinton was still sick after she returned to the campaign trail, she would be “losing ground” and the campaign was losing the support of Sanders supporters.
The emails were obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Clinton, who has not yet declared a candidacy, has said she is fine and has maintained her campaign has never compromised the integrity of the election.