4 things to know about physician who allegedly injured Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., MD, broke five ribs and sustained other injuries Friday after he was allegedly attacked by his neighbor, Rene Boucher, DO.

Here are four things to know about Dr. Boucher:

1. Dr. Paul and Dr. Boucher are next-door neighbors in a gated community in Bowling Green, Ky., according to Reuters.

2. Dr. Boucher is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.

3. Dr. Boucher invented a product called the Therm-a-Vest, which applies heat to areas of the back where a person is feeling pain. He patented the Therm-a-Vest in 2003 and sells it through the QVC shopping channel, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.

4. A Facebook page allegedly belonging to Dr. Boucher contained multiple posts critical of President Donald Trump, though none about Dr. Paul, according to Reuters.

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