Meet Dr. Brouwer

An Orange County native dedicated to the health and wellness of our community.

Dr. Brouwer was born and raised in Anaheim, California. His primary and secondary school education was through the Valley Christian school system in Cerritos, then he attended U.C. Irvine for biological sciences and pre-med studies.  Prior to attending George Washington University School of Medicine, he was commissioned as an officer into the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, having received a full medical school scholarship from the Air Force.  He remained involved in the USAF reserves throughout medical school and residency, then entered active duty with the Air Force in 1994 as a medical officer and internist at Eglin U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in the Florida panhandle, departing as a Major in 1998.

Upon returning to Orange County, he entered internal medicine private practice with the prestigious Newport Beach Medical Associates.  Dr. Brouwer has been on the active medical staff at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach since 1998 and has participated on several hospital committees.  He and his wife live in Laguna, and their two adult sons are studying at Ole Miss and NYU. Dr. Brouwer spends his leisure time as a mountain biker and photographer.  Since his youth, he has been a loyal fan of the Dodgers and Lakers.

Education and Training

University of California, Irvine
BS 1987
George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
M.D. 1991
Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Private Practice

Internist, Newport Beach Medical Associates
Concierge Medicine, Newport Beach Medical Associates

Military Medical Experience
U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, 1987-1998
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, 1988
David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, 1989
Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, 1990
Gulf War Syndrome Medical Evaluator, Officer in charge, Wright-Patterson USAF Medical Center, Ohio, 1995
Eglin USAF Hospital, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 1994-1998
    • Staff Internist, 1994-1998
    • Family Practice Residency Coordinator, 1995-1998
    • Founder & Coordinator, Medicine Morbidity & Mortality Conference, 1996-1998
    • Director, Intensive Care Unit, 1995-1996
    • Chairman, Critical Care Committee,1995-1996
    • Staff Internist, 1994-1998
    • Chairman, Subcommittee for Inpatient Services, Preparation for JCAHO        national survey, Accreditation with commendation awarded to Eglin USAF        Hospital, 1996
Hoag Hospital Medical Staff Member

Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach

Hoag Hospital Medical Committee Membership

Sentinel/Clinical Event Committee, 2009-2014
Internal Medicine Core Committee, 
Primary Care Institute Advisory Council, 
Anticoagulation Committee,

Board Certification and National Associations

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1994, 2004, 2014
American College of Physicians, 1995-present
Elected Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP), 1998
Orange County Medical Association, 2007-present

Awards and Recognition

The Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, 1994-98
Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Eglin U.S. Air Force Base Hospital, Family     Practice Residency, 
Top Doctors, Los Angeles, Castle Connolly Medical,
Top Doctors, Orange Coast Magazine, 2015
Top Doctors, Orange Coast Magazine, 2016
Health Tap Distinguished Doctor, 2017
Health Tap Top Doctor in Orange County, 2013
Health Tap Top Internist in California, 2013

Research Interest

Use of colchicine in chronic recurrent pericarditis, Eglin USAF Hospital
Ultrafast CT assessment of coronary arteries, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Allograft limb transplantation in Lewis rats utilizing cyclosporin A, University of California, Irvine


Niihara Y, Brouwer DW, Cantos KA. Multiple organ dysfunction in a 33-year-old woman due to hereditary hemochromatosis.
West J Med 1995; 162: 362-364.


Meet the Team

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to take care of your medical needs. They work together as a team, so you can relay your questions and concerns to anyone on our staff.

Office Manager

A medical practice reflects its leadership. The excellence and professionalism exemplified by Ibis as our office manager for the past decade has been the backbone of Newport Beach Medical Associates. She is the model of superior service and compassionate attention to the needs of our patients and staff.

Personal Assistant

Attention to detail, quick responses, and intuitive thinking are all qualities that make Trina an outstanding and integral member of our team. She seemlessly handles a multitude of patient concerns on the phone and is able to coordinate the necessary care, schedule appointments, and facilitate the needs of our patients regardless of the acuity of the medical issue.

Medical Assistant

With her friendly smile and thoughtful care, Brianna makes our patients feel welcome and at ease. As a medical assistant, she is a crucial connection for patients as she is the first one in the office to provide medical care, whether it is obtaining vital signs, dressing wounds, administering vaccines, or drawing blood samples for laboratory testing.


Our mission is to provide high quality personalized patient care and excellent customer service in a professional environment.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. additional hours by request.

Emergency contact:  Dr. Brouwer is available 24 hours a day.  In the event of a life-threatening situation, always call 911.


Office: 361 Hospital Road
Suite 322
Newport Beach, CA  92663

Phone: (949) 574-4004
Fax: (949) 650-3505