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Dr. Don Brinberg, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Brinberg

Dr. Don Brinberg, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Willoughby, OH and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1982 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Brinberg's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinberg treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Brinberg treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Brinberg treats Abdominal Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Brinberg treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brinberg treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Brinberg treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Brinberg's conditions and procedures:

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

About Me

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. There...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1987
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1978
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1987
1985
1983
1982
1978

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1977
  • Physician of the Year - Lake Health, 1999
  • Cecil Hayes Scholarship winner, 1978 -1982

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

Dr. Brinberg's Reviews

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Dr Brinberg is an excellent doctor. He meets with you in his office not the exam room. He is not quick to order unnecessary tests. He instills a bit of humor to put you at ease yet during procedures he is serious, caring and professional. I would highly recommend this doctor. He is incredibly briliant and trustworthy. He treated me with respect as he listened to my concerns. He takes his time with you and doesn't rush like some. His office staff is really nice as well which is important.
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Dr. Brinberg is a great Dr with an awesome bed side manner, he sees you in his office & talks to you one on one, face to face, not in a cold exam room. I loved that. He makes you feel like what you are feeling or going through matters & he is there to help get to the bottom of it & make you feel better. I am recommending him to my family & friends.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Brimberg is a wonderful physician. He is very knowledgable and made made me feel comfortable. He is a great guy!
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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.
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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!
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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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