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 A “one size fits all” is obsolete in today’s health care environment.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


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



Professional Affiliations and Appointments

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

Hospital Affiliations

St. Luke's Hospital
DePaul Hospital


Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board Certified Cardiology

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Rayanna

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  • Member: Margot

    Dr Brinkman is a wonderful physician and gentleman. He is very thorough and always has time to listen and explain anything that ne...

  • Member: John

    I have been ill lately and doctor Brinkman is always accessible. Superior treatment and recommendations to specialists. Top rated...

  • 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...