Did you know that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the third-most common prescribed medication, and over 110 million prescriptions are written every year? PPIs only temporarily relieve reflux symptoms, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and do not demonstrate efficacy in all patients. Additionally, side effects are common, including impacting nutrient bioavailability. By focusing on a Functional Medicine approach, Dr. Lundquist imparts simple strategies he utilizes to help heal the underlying issue and relieve patients of their symptoms.
Originally aired June 21, 2018
Erik Lundquist, MD is the founder and medical director of the Temecula Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine. He specializes in thyroid disorders, chronic and adrenal fatigue, women’s health, digestive disorders, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Lundquist attended Occidental College in LA, where he graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Biology. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Lundquist spent eight years in active military duty in Iraq as a battalion surgeon with the Marine Corps, as well as at the Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy. Dr. Lundquist is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine, as well as with the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.