Dr. Susan Brinkley, MD

Internal MedicineFemaleAge 60

Dr. Susan Brinkley, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Frederick, MD and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. She is affiliated with medical facilities Frederick Health and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brinkley to book an appointment.

Dr. Brinkley

Frederick Regional Med Ctr Potomac Physicians

110 Baughmans Ln Ste 270 Frederick, MD 21702
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Brinkley's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylactic Food Additive Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Fruit and Vegetable Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bedwetting
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Giardiasis
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scurvy
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
  • Yeast Infections

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(301) 846-0300

Dr. Brinkley accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Brinkley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brinkley

3.2

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(19)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(2)
3 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
42.10526315789474%
(16)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (23)
  • Explained conditions well (23)
  • Listened & answered questions (23)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (28)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (20)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (15)
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Best doctor I’ve seen in decades! Brilliant, caring and thorough. Worth every minute you’ll wait — I promise!! (This location’s office staff leaves much to be desired, though.)
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Jul 26, 2021
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She is wonderful! She has long wait times but when you get with her, she does not rush at all. So to me, she is worth the wait. The front desk staff, however, is awful. They do not deliver accurate messages to her. They are not pleasant when one comes in and they are like robots doing a job. They have been downright rude to clients. Although the office manager will admit the staff and has made mistakes, he has been useless for managing poor behavior of the front desk staff.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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May 19, 2021
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The best bed side manners , Act cares about your well being . If u cant wait 1hr , Goe elsewhere , That falls on life bridge. The company who owns the building . The staff has seen change fair to good .. 100% As far as a Solid no bs straight shooter doctor ..Not a 5min in and out doc .She has soul, passion, And humanity towards all .. 8 years Dr Brinkley, Goes above and beyond. There is delays in your appt time , That falls not on staff , Falls on life bridge. The company is horrific .
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Wok – Jun 03, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Brinkley has been outstanding! I have been seeing her for years, several times a year and never have been disappointed in her advice or treatment. I see that in this forum, there are many patients who criticize about having to wait to see her. This can be true. But the way I see it, she is spending the time she feels you need to make a good and sound medical plan or solve the issue. I find it more disconcerting when a physician looks at their watch and says “Make another appointment I have other patients waiting. That’s after only 15 or 20 minutes. Dr. Brinkley treats everybody more than fairly with a polite professional willing to help others. If you have a condition that takes more than 15 or 20 minutes, she is going to give it to you on that appointment. I say, what an exceptional quality and bargain to boot. This action proves that Dr. Brinkley cares about everyone that comes in to see her. She is the real thing. I personally feel fortunate
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Logan – Nov 14, 2019
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Dr. Brinkley is a brilliant doctor who is very thorough and attentive whenever I see her. I was very ill almost 20 years ago ... a life threatening situation ... and she took the steps to get me the care that saved my life ... steps that 3 other physicians failed to take. The facility, however, is not so easy to work with. If I have to call in a prescription I may or may not get it filled within a week. I've waited until 6:00 for a 1:30 appointment.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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elmwsalem in Frederick, MD – Mar 05, 2019
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Went for a yearly physical as required by insurance. Waited in the waiting room for over an hour, then was taken to an exam room. Waited an additional half hour. A few weeks later, the bill arrived for what should have been covered by insurance by law. The doctor charged me $80 for answering 2 questions on her new patient form. 1. Do you have a drinking problem? Answer NO, 2. Are you depressed? Answer NO. For these 2 things, and no discussion with the doctor I was charged $80.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Dec 26, 2018
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I had a very poor experience with this doctor. I saw her 4 times, each time waiting almost 2 hours before seeing her. She is not compassionate for what a person is experiencing, and does not listen to the patient's concerns. The office staff is not friendly, the space itself is dirty, cluttered & has an odd smell. I have since moved to a different practice. Do yourself a favor and avoid this doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Frederick, MD – Feb 15, 2017
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Dr Brinkley: she should not be a Doctor while she is good st her advice she is bad bad bad at timeline and bedside manner. She will set an appointment for 1:00 pm and by 2:00 pm she had her nurse do vitals to tell you it might be another 1-2 hrs wait. WHAT? My appt. was 1:00 huh now your say 3-4 pm she can see me. NOT ACCEPTABLE!! I don't care how much time she gives a patient! If I showed up at 4:00 for a 1:90 appt. I'm sure they'd send me away. How rude can she be? RUDE RUDE RUDE
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Very disappointed in Frederick, MD – Oct 25, 2016
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I actually like Dr Brinkley, but her lack of professionalism to be on time to work is horrible!! And then waiting for 3 hours to be seen! My time is not less valuable than hers. I would never recommend anyone I know to see her. And proof that "Tyrone Jones" is an actual person/administrator would be great! 5 months to get records transferred after 5 request (written, faxed and mailed) is RIDICULOUS!!! Stay away from this practice!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
11 people found this helpful
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Steph in Frederick, MD – Aug 10, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Susan Brinkley, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Frederick, MD and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Education

Eastern Va Med School
Residency Hospital
1989
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Brinkley frequently treats Hypothyroidism, All Headaches (incl. Migraine), and Migraine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Brinkley treats.

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Dr. Brinkley's office is located at 110 Baughmans Ln Ste 270, Frederick, MD 21702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Frederick Regional Med Ctr Potomac Physicians110 Baughmans Ln Ste 270 Frederick, MD 21702
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Frederick Health

Frederick, MD

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

33 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received