Meet the first Emergency Physician, Joe Heck, DO, elected to Congress
Posted Feb 27 2011 8:15am
Joe Heck, DO is the only DO physician among a few other MD physicians to serve in the U.S. Congress. He representsNevada’s 3rd congressional district and is a member of the Republican Party. He was a State Senator of Nevada. From Wikipedia:
"Heck is a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and commands a Medical Readiness Support Group overseeing more than 2,000 soldiers in 6 western states. He continues to serve in this capacity while in Congress. He has served in Operation Joint Endeavor , Operation Noble Eagle , and Operation Iraqi Freedom . His last deployment was January, 2008."