The beloved physician,
ἀσπάζεται ὑμᾶς Λουκᾶς ὁ ἰατρὸς ὁ ἀγαπητὸς καὶ Δημᾶς.
Paul said, “Luke (Λουκᾶς), the beloved physician (ὁ ἰατρὸς ὁ ἀγαπητὸς), and Demas (καὶ Δημᾶς) greet you (ἀσπάζεται ὑμᾶς).” Luke is mentioned here, since he was with Paul on the trip to Rome in Acts, chapters 27-28. He was the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He was also explicitly mentioned in 2 Timothy, chapter 4:11 and the letter to Philemon, chapter 1:24. Here Paul called him a beloved physician. Demas was another companion or helper of Paul in Rome, who appeared also in 2 Timothy, chapter 4:10 and the letter to Philemon, chapter 1:24. Both Luke and Demas were sending greetings to the followers of Jesus Christ at Colossae. Do you know any physicians?