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My Patients were Presidents: White House Doc

How healthy is the White House? "My book The White House Doctor does tell a lot of 'behind the scenes,'" says Dr. Connie Mariano, physician to President Bill Clinton and author. "The other thing the story tells is really an American story of how someone like me (the 'long shot') came to this country not speaking English, the daughter of a Navy steward, and wound up becoming the Physician to the President of the United States. I find it more than anything a story of how only in America this can happen. It gives hope to those people who think they are underestimated and 'never have a chance.' I was blessed and fortunate in so many ways to become an American success story."

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