Dr. Brinley

Management of Complex Diseases

Dr. Brinley Medical Group

Management of Complex Diseases

Dr. Brinley offers full disease management services. Her internal medicine training paired with her level I trauma hospital training offers a great foundation for the management of complex diseases in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.

She has plenty of years of critical care experience with expertise in complex disease medicine. 

Some of the many diseases Dr. Brinley offers expert management of include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma
  • Diabetes with or without Complications
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Lupus
  • Sickle-Cell
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Post-Transplant

Whether you suffer from one of the diseases on this list or another complex disease, Dr. Brinley provides help with the management of complex diseases.

Dr. Brinley Medical Group

COPD and Asthma Management

Dealing with breathing difficulties comes with a high level of stress. It’s one of the most stressful conditions a person can suffer from. Dr. Brinley will help with your COPD and Asthma management to help relieve your stress.

What is COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is a common lung condition making it hard to breathe. It comes in two forms: emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Emphysema occurs when the small air sacs found in the lungs become damaged. Chronic bronchitis happens when the bronchial tubes become inflamed and may come with coughing, heavy mucus, and labored breathing.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is the inflammation of the airway and known as a chronic lung condition. The swelling narrows the airway making it harder to breathe.

Some forms of asthma are mild, while other forms can be life-threatening. Suffering an asthma attack often requires immediate medical treatment.

Diabetes with or without Complications

A rather common disease, Diabetes requires serious management and help you reach your goals. Dr. Brinley will help you manage your diabetes with private group medical services.

What is Diabetes?

A chronic disease causing your body to struggle to convert food into energy, when you suffer from diabetes your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or is resistant to the insulin produced properly.

Diabetes comes in type 1 and type 2, with type 2 being the more common type of diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes.

What are the Dangers of Diabetes?

Diabetes is a very dangerous chronic disease putting undue pressure on the body’s systems and organs. Some of the risks associated with diabetes include:

  • Depression
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Foot Damage
  • Nerve Damage
  • Kidney Damage
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Eye Health Problems
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

The list of risks is rather long and this is just a short list of the most severe dangers of diabetes.

Valvular Heart Disease

Managing valvular heart disease isn’t easy, but Dr. Brinley is ready to help you. Offering disease management services, you can get the help you need in office.

What is Valvular Heart Disease?

When one of the four heart valves become defective or damaged, it’s known as valvular heart disease. The severity can range from mild with very few or no symptoms to advanced, which could lead to congestive heart failure or other complications.

What are the Symptoms of Valvular Heart Disease?

Valvular heart disease comes with many potential symptoms. If you experience severe chest pain, call 911 immediately. You may experience palpitations, dizziness, sweating, nausea and/ or shortness of breath.

This specific disease may also come along with a fever, rapid weight gain, and fatigue. The severity of the symptoms may not correlate with the severity of the disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Managing chronic kidney disease comes with plenty of stress. Dr. Brinley will help relieve some of your stress and offers in-office medical services for the management of complex diseases, such as chronic kidney disease.

What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

Also known as Chronic Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease happens when the kidneys become impaired for a long amount of time. When your kidneys don’t function properly by filtering the wastes from your blood, it can cause serious illness. Some patients may require dialysis but with Dr. Brinley will work with you to prevent this if at all possible and keep you enjoying a healthy life. Typically, chronic kidney disease develops over a long period, sometimes years. Symptoms may not be noticeable in the earliest stages.

What are the Common Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?

While the early stages of chronic kidney disease may come with few or no noticeable symptoms, as the disease progresses, the following symptoms become common:

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Issues Sleeping
  • Brain Fog
  • Reduced Urine Output
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Foot/Ankle Swelling
  • Widespread Itching
  • Muscle Cramps

It’s also possible to suffer from shortness of breath, chest pain, and high blood pressure if you have chronic kidney disease.


If you suffer from Neuropathy, you will likely need help managing this complex disease. Dr. Brinley will ease your stress by helping you manage your disease with the right treatment options.

What is Neuropathy?

A disease impacting the peripheral nerves, neuropathy happens when these nerves become injured. It may be caused by a number of other diseases.

The peripheral nerves transmit information between the spinal cord and the brain to the organs and muscles of the body. When these nerves become injured, muscle weakness, pain and numbness become the main symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of Neuropathy?

When you suffer from neuropathy, you may experience many symptoms including:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Inability to empty the bladder
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness

The symptoms you experience depend on the type of neuropathy you suffer from.

Parkinson’s Disease

One of the most frustrating complex diseases to live with, Parkinson’s disease has to be managed properly. Dr. Brinley is the right Doctor for you, serving the Greater LA area including Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Hollywood. She provides full medical services for the management of Parkinson’s Disease to help you return to the quality way of life you desire and deserve.

What is Parkinson's Disease?

A condition impacting the nervous system and affecting movement, Parkinson’s Disease progresses slowly. Often, symptoms are not immediately noticeable and will become worse over time as the disease progresses.

What are the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?

Each individual case of Parkinson’s Disease is a bit different and may present different symptoms.

Common symptoms of this disease include:

  • Rigid muscles
  • Impaired posture or balance
  • Slowed Movement
  • Tremors
  • Speech changes
  • Writing changes
  • Loss of automatic movements

The symptoms may show on both or just one side of the body.

Management of Complex Diseases

When you suffer from one of these complex and chronic diseases or any other disease, it can become stressful and overwhelming. The disease must be managed on a day to-day and week-to-week basis.

Going to a doctor’s office regularly can become a hassle. After your initial visit, Dr. Brinley can consult with you via telephone, video or in her office. She serves the Greater Los Angeles area including Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Culver City, Brentwood, Marina Del Ray, Venice, and many other neighborhoods. If you need help with the management of complex diseases, call Dr. Brinley today.