WASHINGTON — Of all the members of Congress, Phil Roe, a Republican from Tennessee, seemed the best prepared for a cancer diagnosis.
When it comes to Roe and medicine, it is hard to separate the personal and the professional: He heads the GOP Doctors Caucus. His colleagues, Republicans and Democrats alike, call him “Doc.‘’ (He is an OB-GYN by trade.) He almost missed his own wedding this May because of a threatened weekend vote on a repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act. And he was practiced at delivering cancer diagnoses to his own patients.