Erik Lundquist, MD
Dr. Lundquist has a special interest in Integrative and Holistic medicine. He founded and still sees patients at the Temecula Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association as well as the Institute of Functional Medicine. He specializes in endocrine disorders such as thyroid and adrenal dysfunction as well as diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
He also has extensive experience treating chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, migraines and headache syndromes, as well as cardiovascular disorders, and chronic pain. He is excited to be participating with Metagenics on the Personalized Lifestyle Medical Center where several research studies will be done on improving outcomes with the aforementioned conditions. He attended Occidental College in LA where he graduated with a B.A. 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 8 years on active duty with the Navy serving in Iraq as a battalion surgeon with the Marine Corps as well as serving for 3 years at a Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy. Dr. Lundquist is Board Certified in Family Medicine with ABFM and he is sub-specialized with the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABoIM).
He also has received a certification from the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFMCP).He is married with three children and loves inspiring his patients to take control of their health and combat “dis-ease”. He enjoys lecturing to his peers about integrative and functional medicine approaches to chronic diseases.
I’m most excited about the opportunity that we have created to help our patients have a much better understanding of their status of health and then show them the tools by which they can improve upon that status to an even greater state of wellness.
My time in the Navy, particularly when I was in Iraq, invading Bahgdad with 1st Marine Division.
After work you are most likely to find me playing Soccer or Pickleball, riding bikes or running, or enjoying watching and listening to my children performing. On vacation you are most likely to find me skiing, visiting a foreign country, or lounging on the beach.
I was working in a recreational park doing landscaping and yard maintenance
It would be Switzerland. My father-in-law is Swiss, and we have spent a fair about of time visiting there and I would love to stay for longer than a vacation.
When I was on a mission for my church down in Brasil I found that I could do a lot to help those with whom I visited from a spiritual perspective but could do truly little to help them from a physical/health perspective. There were a lot of diseases and ailments among the people, and it bothered me that I could not do anything to help them. From that experience grew a desire to learn more about how the body functions and what I could do to inspire individuals to make changes in their lives to become healthier. This was cemented in me when I attended a medical conference during medical school for students and residents who were interested in Family Medicine and there was a lecture on Lifestyle Medicine.
Partners with these health coaches
Judy Butler, CNC – The Personalized Lifestyle Medicine CenterJudy Butler, CNC, HC, joined the PLMC in 2020. For the past eight years, Judy has worked alongside medical professionals in Functional and integrative medicine. Judy helps patients improve their clinical biomarkers with nutrition, lifestyle habits, and physical activity goals.