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St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

Meet the Faculty

Continuity Clinic experience is the cornerstone of Family Medicine. CEDAR HILL PRIMARY CARE is the Family Medicine practice site (FMP) where residents receive their continuity of care experience. Cedar Hill Primary Care is a full service practice of experienced family medicine physicians who care for patients of all ages. Annual patient encounters are approximately 55,000. They offer a wide range of services, including physicals, immunizations, well-visits, geriatrics, pre-operative screenings, sports medicine, and skin lesion removal. Various medical conditions including, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, anxiety/depression, and attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder are treated. PGY-1 residents complete ½ day per week at the FMP. PGY 2 & 3 residents complete three ½ days per week at the FMP. Each resident is assigned to a mentor at the FMP who supports them throughout the three year residency.

The Family Medicine residency faculty include the Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and two core faculty at the FMP (Cedar Hill Primary Care) and a host of other faculty to support the required and elective rotations throughout the three year program.

Program Director
Dr. Joseph Eickmeyer
Serving as the Program Director since 1995, Dr. Joseph Eickmeyer has provided leadership, didactic and clinical supervision to hundreds of residents. Dr. Eickmeyer graduated from A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a Family Medicine residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. He is board certified and participates in many GME committees.  He was awarded a Life-time Achievement award for Teaching in 2013, Educator of the Year award in 2019 and Courage to Teach Award in 2020..

Assistant Program Director
Dr. Brittany Herrin
Serving as Assistant Program Director since 2021, Dr. Herrin assists in overseeing and ensuring the quality of didactic and clinical education in all sites that participate in the program and in the supervision of residents. Dr. Herrin earned her medical degree at A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a Family Medicine residency at St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital..


FMP Faculty

Dr. Dale Brewer
Serving in the role of Core Faculty, Dr. Dale Brewer has served in the role of primary care physician, business leader and residency advocate at Cedar Hill Primary Care since 1986. He graduated from A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Paul Metcalf
Dr. Metcalf attended Truman State University and graduated from A.T. Still University in 2004. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Des Peres Hospital (Currently St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital). Dr. Metcalf serves as a Core Faculty member at the FMP – Cedar Hill Primary Care and has a focused interest in Hospice care.