Dr. Brett Brinker, MD

HematologyMaleAge 52

Dr. Brinker
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Cancer/Hematology Ctrs/West MI

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 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brinker has more experience with Blood Disorders and Blood Cancers 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. 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 is affiliated with Bronson Methodist Hospital Kalamazoo, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Brinker

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Brinker treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Brinker treats other conditions, please contact the office at (616) 685-6714.

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.

Dr. Brinker is experienced in the area of Blood Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
Dr. Brinker
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Myeloproliferative Disorders
Anemia
Bleeding Disorders
Pancytopenia
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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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.

Dr. Brinker is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Brinker
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Acute Leukemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Myeloma
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Brinker's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Dr. Brinker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Marianna S. in Grand Rapids, – Jul 27, 2017
Best doctor I have seen in 54 years. He genuinely cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Nancy T in Grand Rapids, MI – Oct 15, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Cynthia Ward in Muskegon, MI – Aug 25, 2016
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Leigh Fuher in Comstock Park, MI – Jan 12, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Brett Brinker, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brinker has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

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

Does Dr. Brett Brinker, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Brinker has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Brett Brinker, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Brett Brinker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Brinker frequently treats Blood Disorders and Blood Cancers. See all practice areas where Dr. Brinker specializes.

Where is Dr. Brett Brinker, MD's office located?

Dr. Brinker's office is located at 145 Michigan St Ne Ste 3100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cancer/Hematology Ctrs/West MI

Cancer/Hematology Ctrs/West MI145 Michigan St Ne Ste 3100 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Brinker is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Kalamazoo, MI

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Grand Rapids, MI

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Spectrum Health Hospitals Butterworth Hospital

Grand Rapids, MI

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital

Reed City, MI

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

Spectrum Health United Hospital

Greenville, MI

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)