Logo, Pilot Healthcare

(239) 992-7822

10201 Arcos Avenue Suite 201
Estero, FL 33928

About Dr. Bridewell

Dr. Bridewell

United States Navy

  • Sailing Instructor U.S. Naval Academy Graduate
  • Officer of the Deck (Watch Officer at Sea & in Port)
  • Engineering Officer (Damage Control)
  • Naval Officer Training Instructor, Naval Training Center

Merchant Marine Deck

  • Second Mate (Navigation Officer) U.S. Coast Guard (Licensed 1977)
  • Chief Mate (Executive Officer) U.S. Coast Guard (Licensed 2000)
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Master's Mates & Pilots Union, Baltimore, Maryland (1977-Present)
  • Maritime Medicine Consultant to NOAA & Sealand Corporation
  • Experience on Bulk & Container Ships

Emergency Room Physician/Family Practice Physician

  • UACJ Biomedical Sciences, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (1978-1981)
  • Clerkship, Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland (1981-1982)
  • Finished Medical School at the University of Maryland (5th Pathway) (1982-1983)
  • Residency, Family Medicine, Norfolk, Virginia (1983-1986)
  • Coastal Emergency Physicians Group, Portsmouth, Virginia (1984-1987)
  • Employed Family Practice Physician, Jacksonville, FL & San Diego, CA
  • Private Family Practice, Bonita Springs/Naples, FL with Travel Medicine Clinic
  • Active Medical Staff Naples Community Hospital (1991-Present)
  • Active Medical Staff Gulf Coast Hospital, Fort Myers, FL
  • Chairman, Family Practice Department at the Naples Community Hospital (1998-2000)

Air Force Reserve Medical Corps

  • General Practice Physician, Dover AFB, DE (1987), Norton AFB, CA (1988)
  • Flight Surgeon, Charleston AFB, SC (1989-1993)
  • Active Duty During Desert Storm (1991)
  • Individual Mobilization Augmentee to Commander 6 Aeromedical Squadron MacDill AFB, FL (1998-1999)
  • Chief, Aeromedical Service Homestead AFB, FL (1994-1997)
  • Alternate Chief Medical Staff 6 Medical Group MacDill AFB, FL (1999-2000)
  • IMA to Director, Medical Liaison of Chief, Air Force Reserve, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (2000-2002)
  • Retired USAFR (Jan 2003)


  • Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support License in Florida, New Mexico, Virginia, and Indiana
  • American Board of Family Practice
  • Licensed Esthetician (Cosmetology) in Florida

Office Staff

  • Marvin M. Sloin D. O.—Associate Medical Doctor
  • Hellen Llerine—Receptionist
  • Kelly Ahmad—Nurse Practitioner
  • Norma Henriquez—Associate MD/General Psychiatry
  • Christina Sanchez—Practice Manager/Clinical Nurse
  • Katie Beer—Administrative Assistant

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