Dr. Brett Brinker, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Brinker
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
145 Michigan St Ne Ste 3100 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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(616) 685-6714

Dr. Brett Brinker, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brinker has more experience with Blood Cancers, Lymphatic Disorders, and Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Emory University medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bronson Methodist Hospital and Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brinker to book an appointment.


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Dr. Brinker accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Practice Areas

Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Typically treats 90% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinker treats Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Brinker treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinker treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Brinker treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Myeloma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinker treats Myeloma more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Brinker treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Lymphatic Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 90% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinker treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Brinker treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinker treats Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Brinker treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Lymphoma, Large-Cell
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinker treats Lymphoma, Large-Cell more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Brinker treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinker treats Blood Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Brinker treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Bleeding Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinker treats Bleeding Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Brinker treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pancytopenia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinker treats Pancytopenia more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Brinker treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Brinker's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sezary's Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Willebrand Disease

Dr. Brinker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brinker

4.7

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      Dr. Brinker is a caring, cutting edge physician especially in the area of multiple myeloma. I have reached remission under his superb direction and care. He's the best! The closest we have here in GR to a myeloma specialist. Top knotch- highly recommended.
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      Marianna S. in Grand Rapids, – Jul 27, 2017
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      Best doctor I have seen in 54 years. He genuinely cares about his patients.
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      Nancy T in Grand Rapids, MI – Oct 15, 2016
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      Dr. Brinker treated me for AML and septic shock. I not only survived the latter, I have been in remission 22 months. I cannot articulate the depth of my gratitude for not only my life, but for how Dr. Brinker helped my children, just young adults, during a potentially tragic situation. I truly hold him in the highest regard and will try to pass on what he so generously gave my family.
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      Cynthia Ward in Muskegon, MI – Aug 25, 2016
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      My senior father was in excruciating pain for 3 years. Dr. Brinker did a PET scan August of 2015 but did not look at it. December 2015-2nd colonoscopy in 3 years during which they found a large mass; colon cancer. Dad went in to the ER that night with an infection and they rushed him surgery the following weekend to remove the mass. For that I am thankful but not to Dr. Brinker who, during a follow up appointment took full responsibility for the miscommunication and not seeing it before.
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      About Me

      Biography

      Dr. Brett Brinker, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brinker has more experience with Blood Cancers, Lymphatic Disorders, and Blood Disorders than other specialists in his...Read more

      Specialties

      • Hematology

      Board Certifications

      • Hematology
      • Medical Oncology

      Education

      Northwestern Memorial Hospital
      Fellowship Hospital
      2003
      Emory U SOM
      Residency Hospital
      2000
      Emory University
      Medical School

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      Practice

      145 Michigan St Ne Ste 3100 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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      Cancer/Hematology Ctrs/West MI

      Cancer/Hematology Ctrs/West MI250 Cherry St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Bronson Methodist Hospital

      Kalamazoo, MI

      79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus

      Grand Rapids, MI

      80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Spectrum Health Pennock

      Hastings, MI

      Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital

      Reed City, MI

      67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

      Spectrum Health United Hospital

      Greenville, MI

      77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)