Sure, being a doctor has its perks. But flirting with King Juan Carlos of Spain and spending the night on the Queen of Englands yacht? Those perks only happen when your patients are presidents.
Dr. Connie Mariano, the first military woman in American history to be appointed White House physician, tells tales of her nine years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue under Presidents George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush in her new book, The White House Doctor: My Patients Were Presidents - A Memoir. From dispensing a Band-Aid on the golf course to performing the Heimlich maneuver on a choking dinner guest, the Scottsdale resident gives readers a presidential peek into health care -- White House style.