"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease." William Osler
Dr. Robert Totoe is a knowledgeable and empathetic physician who listens to and cares dearly about his patients. Dr. Totoe has been a part of the Abilene Community since his relocation from Chicago in 2011.
He attended medical school in Ghana, graduating in the top 5% of his class in 2001 and receiving many awards along the way. His interest in postgraduate training in the U.S. was kindled when he won the Dean’s award to pursue an elective in adult urology at Northwestern University in Chicago during his final year of medical school.
After completing medical school, Dr. Totoe undertook his internship in internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana. He was retained in the local post-graduate program as a medical officer in the department of medicine until he resigned his position to pursue postgraduate training in the U.S.
Dr. Totoe undertook an observership at Loyola University Medical Center under world-renowned urologist Dr. Steve Campbell. Dr. Campbell is currently program director at The Cleveland Clinic and has only wonderful things to say about Dr. Totoe.
Dr. Totoe’s residency training in internal medicine took place at John H. Stroger Hospital (Cook County Hospital) in Chicago, where he was exposed to and managed a variety of challenging cases. After completing residency in 2007, Dr. Totoe joined Home Physicians Group, a multispecialty private practice that specializes in home care of elderly and home bound patients in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
With a passion for teaching and mentoring, Dr. Totoe worked on staff at Stroger Hospital and Fantus Clinic for about 3 years to help train residents and rotating medical students from Rush University. Dr. Totoe moved to Abilene in 2011 and joined Hendrick Provider Network. He worked there until establishing Totoe Medical Group in 2015.
In Abilene, Dr. Totoe was a partner at Hendrick Provider Network, a highly reputable multispecialty hospital group, for almost 4 years until he established Totoe Medical Group in 2015.
Dr. Totoe is a fellow of the American College of Physicians with more than 15 years of post medical school experience. He believes that an individual’s health is composed of their physical, emotional, and mental health, all equally important and intertwined. For him, patient care is a shared responsibility between the patient and the physician. This process starts by listening attentively to the patient before developing a mutual plan of care based on the patient’s health history, preferences, and current medical evidence.
Dr. Totoe enjoys sports, traveling, and volunteering on health missions.
Dr. Robert A. Totoe
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Royal College of Surgeons Certification in Basic Surgery