Loving Medicine, People and God – Episode 274

Health, Hope & Inspiration

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Featuring: Dr. Toufic Kachaamy

Published: August 7, 2021

Connecting with people’s humanity may nurture their path toward healing.

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Show Notes:

Dr. Toufic Kachaamy, a gastroenterologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix for eight years, joins Rev. Percy McCray to discuss the passion that motivates him during his day-to-day work with cancer patients.

A gastroenterologist for 14 years, Dr. Kachaamy has drawn from the experiences of his own family’s medical history, which has included cancer.

He has been encouraged by how physicians could be difference-makers in the lives of their patients. Dr. Kachaamy shares how his outgoing personality and passion for helping people suited him as a physician.

Dr. Kachaamy shares his views on how some in the medical field may struggle connecting on a human level with their patients and discusses how he places a high value on being very intentional in the investment of the personage of all his patients before addressing their medical needs.

“It is unfortunate that the current healthcare system puts so little emphasis on the emotional aspect of the disease [cancer] and the connection between the physician and the patient,” he says.

Listen now to hear how this people-friendly physician explains his belief that “the physician-patient relationship motivates the patient to follow the treatment recommendations.”


  • “We can prevent a significant majority of over 80% of colon cancers.”
  • “My personality will help me make a big difference in the lives of patients.”
  • “The biggest influence on me for my faith is the ability to look at the patients like they are family members.”
  • “It is very difficult [for me] to look at the patient as a number or as a disease, and not as a human.”

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