Diane L. Brinkman, MD
Caring for women and providing quality medical care has been my passion for many years. I enjoy the special relationship I have with each of my patients.
- Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling
Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling
Contraception (birth control) is any activity, medicine, or equipment used to prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available for women who do not wish to become pregnant. The choice of a birth control method is a complex decision; ARC provids information and supporting patients' decision-making about birth control methods through contraceptive counseling.
- Breast Cancer Screening/Mammograms
Breast Cancer Screening/Mammograms
Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and can help decrease breast cancer deaths. Often, a mammogram can detect cancer, noncancerous or benign tumors, and cysts before they can be felt. ARC offers both 2D and 3D mammography screenings.
- Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure® or Minerva)
Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure® or Minerva)
Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It's done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.
- Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women
Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women
Flu vaccine can help prevent a flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.
- Gynecology (Gyn-only)
Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. In some cases, other parts of the reproductive system may be removed.
- Intrauterine Insemination
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure in which sperm is placed into the uterus using a small catheter. This treatment improves the chances of fertilization by increasing the number of healthy sperm that reach the fallopian tubes when the woman is most fertile.
An ARC Ob/Gyn physician can help treat menopause symptoms and help prevent osteoporosis and will work with you to recommend lifestyle changes and possibly medicine.
- Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings
Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings
Getting regular preventive care and screenings may help find cancer and other health risks early, when they are most treatable and more treatment options are available.
- Pelvic Sonograms
A pelvic ultrasound is a scan that looks at the organs and structures in your pelvic area.
- Permanent Birth Control, Non-Surgical Procedure (Essure®)
Permanent Birth Control, Non-Surgical Procedure (Essure®)
- Telemedicine Visits
ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.
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Board CertificationsBoard Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical SchoolOhio State University, Columus, OH, 1978
ResidencyOhio State University Hospitals, Columbus, OH, 1982
EducationB.S. in Chemistry (Magna Cum Laude), Mt. St. Joseph College, Cincinnati, OH, 1975
- Vice President, ARC Board of Directors
- Member, Covenant Management Partners Board of Directors
- Member, Covenant Management Systems Join Operating Board
- Member, Primus Board of Directors
- Member, United Health Care Physician Advisory Committee
- Member, ARC Clinical Affairs Committee
- Member, Texas Medical Association
- Member, Travis County Medical Society
- Member, Texas Association of Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Texas Monthly Super Doctors 2010
- Austin’s Top Doctors, Austin Monthly, 2022
Dr. Brinkman is fantastic!
Dr Brinkman takes her time and doesn’t rush you out. She answered all my questions and eased my mind on certain issues. I travel from Driftwood because she’s worth the drive.
She is obviously knowledgeable and experienced, and was thorough, but I thought her manner was a bit dismissive and she made a very insensitive comment. I appreciate the care I received, but if I were faced with something serious, I'd look for a better bedside manner.
Dr Brinkman listens well to my concerns and has helpful problem solving and advice.
I reached out to Dr. Brinkman with a new concern about pain in my breast. She and her staff worked me into her schedule and I am already set for a diagnostic mammogram. I am so thankful for her attentiveness and quick action. Adore Dr. Brinkman and her staff.