Brandy Ficek, MD
Medical Director, Quality of Life & Palliative Medicine
Western Regional Medical Center
"Seeing the collective passion of many people at Cancer Treatment Centers of America to help patients on a daily basis is inspirational."
- Brandy Ficek, MD
- University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City
Internship / Residency
- Family Medicine - Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ
- Family Medicine & Hospice & Palliative Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
- Faculty Development - University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
- Hospice & Palliative Medicine - Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix
Practicing Since: 2012
“I joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America because of the emphasis on treating the whole patient, the amount of services available in-house and the unique approach to care,” says Dr. Brandy Ficek, Medical Director of Quality of Life and Palliative Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Kansas, Dr. Ficek earned a medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She completed a family medicine residency at Scottsdale Healthcare in Scottsdale, Arizona, in addition to a faculty development fellowship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. Dr. Ficek then completed a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.
Prior to joining CTCA in November 2013, Dr. Ficek served as medical director of a Phoenix-area hospice and palliative care provider.
Dr. Ficek is board certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Ficek has published research on pain management in the journals Drugs & Aging and Patient Preference and Adherence.
One of Dr. Ficek’s goals at CTCA is to increase patient access to the latest techniques for managing symptoms related to cancer and its treatment, including pain, nausea and cancer-related fatigue. As she sees it, the environment at CTCA is part of achieving that goal.
“At CTCA, patients are not treated as numbers or as a diagnosis, but as human beings,” says Dr. Ficek. “This is rare to find in healthcare, and I am proud to be part of this wonderful organization.”