Dr. Don Brinberg, MD


Gastroenterology | Male

Great Lakes Gastroenterology, LLC 36100 Euclid Ave Ste 490 Willoughby, OH 44094 Get Directions
Dr. Don Brinberg, MD

Dr. Don Brinberg, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Willoughby, OH. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Brinberg is affiliated with University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, Hillcrest Hospital, TriPoint Medical Center and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center.

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Dr. Brinberg's Care Philosophy

As a gastroenterologist, I have seen first hand the importance of diet with respect to controlling GI diseases and symptoms. I have also come to believe that the microbiome that exists in our body play an important role for a healthy GI system. Therefore, I stress to all my patients to try eating food that is locally grown without pesticides or chemicals and to try taking probiotics on a regular basis. Not all diseases are that simple to treat, but it is important to take care of our body.

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Willoughby Office36100 Euclid Ave Ste 490
Willoughby, OH 44094
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Dr. Brinberg's Reviews

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based on 32 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Brinberg's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Chardon |
the best doctor I have ever seen!
in Eastlake, OH |
I had an appointment with Dr.Brinberg last week in Willoughby. I was very nervous coming in. Once he talked to me he put my mind right at ease! He's very friendly with great humor with such an uncomfortable topic. His office staff is great too!
Mentor, OH |
Dr. Brinberg genuinely cares for all of his patients, finding common ground with each and every person he sees. I (4th yr med student) spent 10 hrs/day for a month with him in procedures and patient interviews. I was present for the 30min interview mentioned in a previous entry; Dr. Brinberg confirmed a diagnosis based on the evidence at hand and offered multiple alternative treatments. He extended detailed explanations and answered all questions. Like he emphasizes to me-being humanistic is #1!
in Geneva, OH |
Really loved this doctor, he made me feel comfortable talking about an uncomfortable situation. Took the time to speak with me about my condition. I would definitely recommend him to my family.
in Mentor, OH |
Answered all of my questions at the consultation. And, made me feel comfortable at my procedure. Will be referring him to all of my friends and family.
in Ashtabula, OH |
when into see him for a second opinion and what he thought I should do about having mild form of crohns disease, because i had such horrible inflammation going on he acted like oh well you have crohns like very arrogant didn't give a crap about it, didn't let me finish asking the questions I had...his bedside manner is very rude...didn't seem to care about what I had to say, even my husband said he is a arrogant person...and this guy charged me 105.00 dollars and we have no insurance..
in Mentor |
Best of the best. Dr. Brinberg has an awesome bedside manner and complete control of his comedic style. As a gastroenterologist he heads the list of wonderful doctors.
in Willoughby, OH |
It is truly rare to find a physician that can display such a mastery of his profession, yet able to have a sense of humor at the same time. I feel very at ease with him. It can be really fun to see him. He does a great job, and I feel much better after being under his care. He always calls me back promptly if I have a question, and his explanations are very understandable. I wouldn't want to see anyone else.
in Painesville, OH |
Dr Brinberg and his staff are fantastic! I went to him for a second opinion and was very happy with my experience as he and his office were everything my previous Dr lacked: attentive, caring, professional and communicative. I've referred family and friends and would recommend them highly.
in Mentor, OH |
Dr. Brinberg's bedside manner was outstanding. He was able to communicate all procedures and share with me what to expect.. He is someone I would recommend to a friend, co-worker if having GI trouble or need a colon test.
in Mentor, OH |
Dr. Brinberg is a wonderful physician. Not only did he find my fathers cancer years ago, he didn't write off my concerns like most physicians would due to my age. I can't thank him enough. You can rest easy when you are in his care. I wasn't nervous at all, even after a biopsy was done. His office called me with the results a week later which was a surprise since normally patients have to send out a search party to get their results. You will be extremely happy with him as your physician.
in White Plains NY |
Dr. Brinberg responded promptly and thoughtfully to all my questions and gave me excellent medical advice. He is kind and approachable, easy to talk to. I would recommend him without any hesitation. He is a terrific doctor.
stow |
Dr. Brimberg is a wonderful physician. He is very knowledgable and made made me feel comfortable. He is a great guy!
in Willoughby, OH |
Dr. Brinberg is a wonderful Dr. He took the time to listen to what I had to say and made me feel 100% at ease. He has a great personality and likes to tell jokes, which is another reason I felt so comfortable. The office staff is also very knowledgeable and compassionate. I would definitely recommend Dr. Brinberg to my friends and family.
in Willoughby Hills, OH |
Dr. Brinberg is a great doctor. What I really like about him is that he is a regular person who talks to you like a human being. He cares a lot about his patients and always tries to make you feel at ease and help you understand what is going on. He has treated many people in my family and also I have quite a few friends who have seen him and all of them have been very happy with this doctor. I would recommend Dr Brinberg highly. The best!
West Chester, OH |
Hid the reality of the situation of cancer, and acted as though all was well. Then when the results were in, no compassion.
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Dr. Brinberg's Care Philosophy

As a gastroenterologist, I have seen first hand the importance of diet with respect to controlling GI diseases and symptoms. I have also come to believe that the microbiome that exists in our body play an important role for a healthy GI system. Therefore, I stress to all my patients to try eating food that is locally grown without pesticides or chemicals and to try taking probiotics on a regular basis. Not all diseases are that simple to treat, but it is important to take care of our body.

Dr. Brinberg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1977
    • Physician of the Year - Lake Health, 1999
    • Cecil Hayes Scholarship winner, 1978 -1982
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  • Media & Publications
    • Crohn's Disease: A comprehensive approach to management, 1989
    • Mallory-Weiss Tear with Colonic Lavage, 1986
    • Portal Vein Thrombosis in Crohn's Disease, 1990
    • Estrogen Therapy for Bleeding Gastrointestinal Telangectasias, 1987
    • Isolated Ventral Pancreatitis in an Alcoholic with Pancreas Divisum, 1988

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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • IBS Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry