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William Brinkman, MD

Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Accepts New Patients
portal
About
Dr. Brinkman specializes in the treatment of thoracic aortic disease, cardiac valve repair, and minimally invasive surgical techniques for cardiac surgery. He focuses on hybrid approaches to the management and treatment of thoracic aortic disease valve-sparing aortic root surgery and the employment of stroke and spinal cord protection technologies, to improve the quality of heart surgery. He has completed specialty certification training with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' (STS) Thoracic Endografting program and the Gore TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis program. Dr. Brinkman participates in clinical research, and is a frequent presenter on the topic of endovascular techniques for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, and thoracic aortic surgery. He maintains hospital privileges at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Denton
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Fellowship: Thoracic Aortic, Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania (2007)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine, Tn (1997)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Emory University School Of Medicine, Ga (2004)
  • Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Ma (2006)
  • Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston (2005)
  • Medical School: Emory University School Of Medicine, Ga (1996)
  • Education: Emory University School Of Medicine (1996)
  • Fellowship: Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania (2007)
  • Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Childrens Hospital Boston (2005)
  • Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brigham & Womens Hospital (2006)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Emory University School Of Medicine (2000)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine (1997)
Certifications
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare.As part of that vision, Baylor Scott &White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Nov 13, 2019, William Brinkman, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.Consulting
Medtronic, Inc.Consulting

Consulting: Service to a company (including as member of an advisory board) to give advice and expertise on a particular medical product, treatment or disease state, typically provided under a written agreement and in response to a particular business need

Reviews(45)
Overall: 4.7*
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Feb 27, 2020
everyone was helpful upon my arrival. everyone took an interest in my being there. everything went real well. They were no problems. All questions were answered our satisfaction. Yeah
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Feb 21, 2020
Very please with all persons involved in my appointment
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Feb 18, 2020
Dr. Brinker has been a blessing. He immediately took actions to determine my condition, provide diagnosis and implemented the appropriate actions to correct my health. I had been working with another health network and had yet to be treated for my severe condition. We love Baylor Scott & White.
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Feb 17, 2020
comforting and informative
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Feb 13, 2020
He took time to discuss options and also brought out a clay model and book of pictures to help us understand. This allowed us to feel comfortable with moving forward with surgery.
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Feb 13, 2020
nothing but exemplary care and service from Dr Brinkman and his staff
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Feb 12, 2020
our appointment was at 8 am. we were told to be there at 7:45 am. didn't get called back to the room till 9 ish. Dr didn't get to our room until close to 9:30
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Jan 20, 2020
The clinic staff was courteous and helpful. The care provided was professional and state-of-the-art.
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Dec 28, 2019
Very early in experience with this physician but it has begun well
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Dec 25, 2019
so far so good except the waiting time.
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Oct 20, 2019
satisfied
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Oct 20, 2019
Dr Brinkman is very knowledgeable and professional
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Oct 10, 2019
None Finer!
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Oct 3, 2019
Dr. Brinkman answered my questions, made me feel at ease, the staff treated us with courtesy and respect!
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