Dr. Richard Drude specializes in gastroenterology near Covington, LA. He identifies and treats patients with problems of the gastrointestinal tract, or digestive system. Dr. Drude is also aware of the relationship between your diet & nutrition levels and overall well-being. Dr. Drude may offer treatment or management plans for digestive issues such as heartburn or irritable bowel syndrome, among others.
The specialty of internal medicine is an area of primary care for adults. Dr. Drude specializes in diagnosing and treating cross-system illnesses that may affect multiple organ systems. Dr. Drude 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.