As an infectious disease specialist, Dr. Bridges is capable of preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide variety of infectious diseases. Typically, patients with an infectious disease, such as malaria, will require highly specialized treatment or care. Dr. Bridges may also educate patients traveling to places around the world that have a high rate of infectious diseases; this is sometimes referred to as travel medicine.
The specialty of internal medicine is an area of primary care for adults. Dr. Bridges specializes in diagnosing and treating cross-system illnesses that may affect multiple organ systems. Dr. Bridges can also refer patients to specialist physicians when medically needed. For instance, patients with skin conditions may be referred to a dermatologist for further diagnostic tests or treatment plans.