The death of our beloved Dr. Brinton still saddens our hearts. He was a remarkable reproductive endocrinologist and even more remarkable husband, father, and friend. He was truly a "gentle giant" who will be missed. It is our intent to preserve his legacy as he so much desired and we are hoping to do so in the following manner:
The A.R.M.S. name will be preserved reflecting the hard work that both Dr. Brinton and Maximovich did to establish such a successful and compassionate practice. Dr.Carole Kowalczyk with her physician assistants Alexa Karbowski and Emily Schroeder will see patients in the Bloomfield Township site with the same care and respect. Dr. Brinton and Dr. Kowalczyk have had a long-standing relationship as colleagues and friends. This relationship started in 2002 when Dr. Kowalczyk left Wayne State to start Michigan Center for Fertility and Women's Health. Not having an IVF facility yet, Beaumont Royal Oak and the endocrine division welcomed her to do cases there until her lab started in 2003. Then, due to unfortunate political circumstances in 2006, Dr. Maximovich and Dr. Brinton found themselves facing a new journey - that of private practice. It was then that Dr.Kowalczyk opened her arms, management plans and office to them so they could successfully start A.R.M.S. The relationship of the two practices continued through IVF. During these last 10-11 years, Dr's Maximovich and Brinton shared cases, patients as well as employees with Dr. Kowalczyk providing exceptional patient care with excellent success rates in a compassionate environment. All employees who desired to stay with the practice will continue to work in the Bloomfield office. Dr. Brinton was very caring and protective of his employees as is Dr.Kowalczyk and that respect and care will continue.
Dr. Kowalczyk trains several residents through many resident programs. To further honor Dr. Brinton's legacy the David Brinton REI scholarship will be established and awarded at the end of each academic year to the resident who exemplified knowledge in REI as well as true compassion for patients. The first scholarship will be awarded July of 2018.
Through these measures, hopefully, the legacy of a great man will be maintained. It will be an honor to continue to take care of the patients he truly loved. We appreciate your patience as we have formulated a new beginning for A.R.M.S. and hope to provide the personalized, compassionate care that Dr. Brinton was known for.