Robert A. Brinkman, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My philosophy is to put the patient first and act as your health care advocate. By this I mean I will provide your physical health care needs and provide emotional support in a patient-friendly environment. I treat my patients as family members and help guide them through the complexity of today’s health care system.

This philosophy develops partnerships with patients to achieve these goals. This involves enhanced preventive care. Honest and open communication with the patient is paramount. Patients are always treated with respect and compassion.

I believe that each patient is a complex individual with his/her own unique biopsychosocial components. As such, health care needs must be addressed and tailored to each individual. A “one size fits all” is obsolete in today’s health care environment.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
Creighton University
Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1972
Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Doctorate of Medicine 1976
Internship
Barnes Hospital
St. Louis, MO
Internal Medicine 1976-1977
Residency
Barnes Hospital
St. Louis, MO
Internal Medicine 1977-1979
Fellowship
Barnes Hospital
St. Louis, MO
Cardiology 1979-1981

Licensure

Missouri

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Instructor, Clinical Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine 1980-1985

Hospital Affiliations

St. Luke's Hospital
DePaul Hospital

Certifications

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board Certified Cardiology

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Katherine

    Dr. Brinkman is professional and efficient, answering all of my questions and concerns. He is the one I turn to to keep me focused...

  • Member: Lee

    Dr. Brinkman is great always there when you need him.

  • Member: joseph

    Simply superb. Competent, caring, beyond excxellent

  • Member: Charlotte

    Dr Brinkman is very patient and thought ful doctor.