Family Medicine Faculty and Testimonials 
Dr. Brewer 






Dr. Depew 

Dr. Deborah Depew graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in Dec 1980, and spent seven weeks traveling solo around Australia and New Zealand. She graduated from UNECOM in Maine in 1985, went to Paris and Italy, and then completed a Family Practice residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals (now Des Peres Hospital) in 1987. After three years in private practice, she moved with her new husband to Sullivan, MO where she subsequently practiced in an underserved rural health clinic for five years. In 1996, she began practicing at Cedar Hill Family Medicine. That same year, she was appointed by Governor Mel Carnahan to the State Board of Registration of the Healing Arts, where she served as Licensure Chairman and subsequently Disciplinary Chairman, liaison to the Collaborative Practice Committee, and representative to the Physicians' Assistants Committee. She completed her service in 2003, in time for her husband to retire, and to resume their travels around the world, previously precluded by all those meetings! She is still intrigued by the practice of family medicine, and cannot imagine doing anything more fulfilling. Her other interests are theatre, opera, ballet, good food and nice wine, and spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved canines.



Dr. Eickmeyer, Program Director 

A lifelong resident of St. Louis, Dr. Joseph Eickmeyer graduated  from Lindbergh High School in 1980.  He earned a B.S. Degree in Biology from St. Louis University in 1984 and his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989.  He completed his internship and Family Medicine residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals now known as Des Peres Hospital.  In 1992 he began his practice at Cedar Hill Family Medicine.  He has served as the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at Des Peres Hospital since 1995.  He has also served as the Chairman of the Family Medicine Department and Vice Chief of Staff at Des Peres Hospital.  In addition to teaching medical students and residents, Dr. Eickmeyer has a special interest in children with Attention Deficit Disorder.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and watching and coaching their sports teams.




Dr. Metcalf 

Dr. Paul Metcalf earned his undergraduate degree from Truman State University and his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004.  He completed his residency in Family Medicineat Des Peres Hospital in 2007.  He has been a clinical trainer for the Family Medicine program at Des Peres Hospital for over two years.  His special interests include sports medicine, office based procedures, and preventative medicine.  In his spare time he enjoys fishing, weight training, grilling and spending time with family.





Dr. Patterson 
Dr. Patterson was born and raised in St. Louis.  He earned his medical degree from Kirkwsville College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his internship at Des Peres Hospital and his residency at the University of Ohio in Athens. He has been in practice in Cedar Hill for 20 years and enjoys participating in the residency program.   "It allows us to contribute to the great tradition of primary care specialists in the D.O. profession," he said.  Dr. Patterson enjoys time with his family, fishing, outdoor activities and caring for his horses.


"The best thing about this residency is the independence you have combined with the availability of mentors and advisors.  I had so much experience seeing patients on my own that my first day in practice I hit the ground running.  The second best thing is all the fun I had with the attendings and the other residents.  Family Practice residency at Des Peres Hospital was the best decision I made!"

 -- Dr. Nicole Baker, 2008 graduate