About Us

Our Mission

To provide high quality direct primary care practice and “improve the health outcomes of the unreached and unserved” people of the communities we serve.  For a list of our locations please visit these locations:

Our Team

With over 75 years experience between our current 3 primary providers, we knew that we needed to address the whole person, family, community, and system by teaching the costs involved that coincide with the knowledge our patients and families need to take better care of themselves. Our practice provides a well-rounded approach and strives to provide overall health & wellness with an emphasis on proactivity and prevention. We are a family practice clinic that provides complete Pediatric, Men’s & Women’s Integrative Health Care. We are passionate about understanding your current health status and designing a health plan that treats the WHOLE person and not just symptoms.

DR. BYRON CONNER, MD, MPH, FAAFP

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Dr. Conner completed his premedical training at Baylor University and received his Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He completed residencies in Family Medicine and General Preventive Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. As a Top Physician in Fort Worth, his goals for the Bridge Clinic of Colorado City fall in line with the goals of Texas Tech University School of Medicine, to provide high quality primary care and “improve the health outcomes of the unreached and unserved” people of Colorado City, Mitchell County, the surrounding area and rural West Texas.

IRIS BOYD MSN, APRN, FNP-C

COLORADO CITY, TX

Iris A. Boyd is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and began her career in nursing after graduating from Angelo State University with her Associates degree in Nursing. She worked for many years in med-surg, pre-op, OR and infection control before pursuing her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and became a board certified family nurse practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Iris’ experience has allowed her to practice in various clinical settings and is trained to treat the whole family, from infancy to the elderly. She is passionate about whole body wellness, preventative care and is dedicated to providing the best patient care possible by listening to patients, diagnosing and treating appropriately. Iris’s professional associations include the American Association of Nurse Practitioners; Texas Nurse Practitioners; and Sigma Theta Tau. The Bridge Clinic of Colorado City will allow people without health insurance to have access to quality healthcare and will have a positive impact on the health of Mitchell County residents and surrounding areas.

JAMES GARZA MSN, APRN, FNP-C

ALICE, TX

James Garza is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He earned his Associates in Nursing from Del Mar college and has over 13 years of ER experience and 4 years experience as of Hospital Supervisor. He gained his Master’s of Science in Nursing from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and also holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas A & M Kingsville. He has over 7 years’ experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care, capable of treating the whole family from infancy to late adulthood and can treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions. He also has over 5 years of pediatric primary care clinical experience and is ready to serve the community of Alice in many ways providing all- inclusive compassionate family medical and mental health care.

“I am here to treat all aspects of the family unit and individual from body, soul, spirit, and mind. My passion is the betterment of others in a way that is quality oriented and professional using up to date evidence-based practice guidelines. I am here to provide quality care for you.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 ESV: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those in affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves our comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

KIRA WILLIAMS MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

LUBBOCK, TX

Kira is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She has an extensive career in nursing during the last 14 years ranging from critical care, emergency care, home health, and cardiac testing. Kira was born in Lamar, Colorado and relocated to Lubbock, TX in 2006 to attend Lubbock Christian University. She attended Covenant School of Nursing during this time and graduated with her RN in 2009 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013. Kira completed her long-time goal of becoming a nurse practitioner in November 2022, when she graduated from LCU.

She is very passionate about patient care and takes pride in giving the best care possible to her patients. She is married with three children and loves spending time with them. Her hobbies include reading, staying physically active, along with traveling. Kira is excited to dive into functional medicine with a holistic approach to improve body, mind, and soul. Kira looks forward to serving you!

CLINT CONNER BSN, RN, CHC

LUBBOCK, TX

Clint Conner received his BSN from Texas Tech University Health Science Center and a BA in Marketing from Texas Tech. Clint started out in ICU but then spent most of his career either in hospice case management or in the operating room in orthopedics and cardiovascualar surgery. His interests are in caring for patients who are looking for alternative care or not so common treatments. Ever the student, Clint will be offering services as a Certified Holistic Health Coach and plans on pursing his Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner Certification from Trinity School of Natural Health. Clint wears many hats in our clinic and is our acting Clinical Manager but also offers specific services in IV nutritional therapy, and ozone/UBI therapies. His primary focus has been redirected towards a holistic and naturopathic approach to help round out our practices in caring for the whole individual.

ROLANDO GARZA RN
GOOD NEWS AESTHETICS

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Rolando Garza is a board-certified Aesthetic Nurse located in Corpus Christi. Rolando first attended the school of business at The University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. After a few years in medical administration, he decided to return to school. Rolando enrolled in the nursing program at South Texas College where he currently has specialties in psychiatric, aesthetics and rehabilitative nursing. He is thankful for the opportunity to encourage and help his family, friends, and community.

“The Lord has now relocated me in the Corpus Christi area. I have been beyond blessed with the Lord’s faithfulness and promise of restoration. Thank you, Jesus for your Grace.” Isaiah 61

ERIKA BATTEN, BSN, RN
THE INFUSION RN

BIG SPRING, TX

Erika is a Registered Nurse that received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Midwestern State University. She has worked in healthcare for 10 years with a background in Oral Surgery and Emergency/Trauma. Erika is passionate about a holistic lifestyle and created The Infusion RN. Through her business she is able to educate and treat patients in a way that best fits their lifestyle. Her business is mobile, meaning she will provide IV Infusion Therapy wherever you are most comfortable whether that be your home, office, gym, etc. Erika will spend one-on-one time with each patient to create a customized regimen to achieve optimal wellness partnering with The Bridge Clinic. Services primarily offered in west Texas such as Big Spring, Midland, and surrounding areas as well as DFW by appointment only. 

ARACELI FLORES
HYDRO LUXE WELLNESS

LUBBOCK, TX

Araceli has worked in the medical industry since 2013. She has spent her time serving people from numerous walks of life in a wide array of settings. She received her LVN from South Plains College in 2019 and went on to receive her Associates Degree in Nursing from Howard College in 2021. Her experience includes Urgent Care, Intermediate Critical Care, and Pediatrics. Hydro Luxe Wellness came about as a way to support health maintenance for those looking to prioritize their health and well being as well as provide an alternative support modality for those dealing with chronic disease. Her greatest desire is to leave a legacy of service.

SHERRY LANSDELL RN, MBA
LIVE WELL IV THERAPY, PLLC

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX

Sherry Lansdell received her BSN from the University of Texas at Arlington and completed her MBA at George Washington University. She has specialized in Emergency Room nursing. Her career has been extended over 30 years of bedside care including administration and compliance within the past 5 years. Sherry has created Live Well IV Therapy. Her company caters to patients who are looking for alternative care for chronic disease and partners with physicians to provide such specialty services. She is a vital extension of the Bridge Clinics of Texas offering specific services in North Richland Hills and immediate surrounding areas. With the onset of recent developments in the industry, her focus has been redirected back to the patient and is now a proponent of health, wellness and education that is accessible to everyone.

YOU

The Direct Primary Care practice model places greater responsibility on patients to know their medical insurance inside and out. They must also become the liaison between their direct primary care physician or practice and their insurance plans.

US

Direct Primary Care is about focusing our attention, time, and effort on caring for our patients – directly, without oversight from nonmedical administrators, using evidence-based guidelines individualized for the circumstances of each patient.

WHY

Direct Primary Care allows family physicians to care for the whole person while reducing the overhead and negative incentives associated with fee-for-service third-party-payer billing.

OUR BELIEFS

We believe that healthcare can and should be done affordably. As Medical professionals that have practiced in traditional settings, we can see that the majority of illnesses in the United States are either preventable or treatable through more affordable means. Knowing that such an approach would be both empowering and affordable for patients, while also being more sustainable for our economy and our healthcare system.

Belief #1 - Affordable

Markedly decreased overall cost of care, overdiagnosis and overtreatment. This AUTOMATICALLY begins the process of rebalancing the medical ecosystem to improve outcomes, control overutilization and improve the lives of everyone in the ecosystem.

Belief #2 - Comprehensive

Medical treatment and evaluation needs to be directed to the needs of the patients at the discretion of the physician, not to the financial ambition of the insurance companies.

Belief #3 - Accessible

We provide unrestricted access to our care. We limit our patient panels to smaller numbers so our providers are more readily available and not bogged down in a fee-for-service model. We are open 5 days per week giving patients same or next day appointments for any urgent need.

Belief #4 - Personal

Direct Primary Care is about the culture of care and services provided much more than being a business model. Our physicians typically see 8-10 patients a day plus provide a handful of phone consultations. Our patients have a personal provider who knows them as an individual.

MAKING HEALTHCARE AFFORDABLE

Want to Take control of healthcare costs?

The next time you have a tough decision to make as a patient, we encourage you to make it clear to us, your healthcare providers, that no decision will be made until you know what you need to know. Ask the tough questions. Unless the consumers of healthcare bring their common sense, curiosity and clout to healthcare, there is no hope for better care and better outcomes in the future – just more of the same.