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Serving Murrieta, Temecula Valley, and the Southwest Riverside County

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About The Briggs Institute Of Epigenetic Medicine

The Briggs Institute Of Epigenetic Medicine believes that you deserve the best options when you seek medical care for yourself or your family. We offer integrated medicine, including bio-identical and natural hormone treatments, and we put our emphasis on supplements and diets instead of medications.

Our locally owned and operated clinics are fully insured, certified, and licensed. We have been serving the public for 15 years.

Our Providers' Photo’s and Bio’s

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Bridget R. Briggs, M.D.

Bridget R. Briggs, M.D. is board certified through the American Board of Family Medicine. Specializing in integrative medicine, she has a private practice, with locations in Temecula and Murrieta, California. She is certified through The Institute of Functional Medicine, The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and is a certified Master in Lipidology from the National Lipid Association.
Dr. Briggs frequently lectures with other industry leaders on the clinical application of Lifestyle Medicine. A sought after national speaker whose talks on Methylation are popular at most events. Her expertise in Gut Health, Hormone Balance, Methylation, and Children’s Health is well known in the inner circles of Lifestyle Medicine practitioners. This quest to teach came soon after her son was diagnosed, at age 4, with brain cancer. During her son’s horrific ordeal she dove into research and discovered that many chronic conditions and diseases could be successfully treated using nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Briggs is the mother of 5 children and lives the life she preaches in Temecula, California. She and her husband love to snowboard, camp and spend time at the beach with the family.
“Through my own personal struggle in dealing with the dire diagnosis of my own child, I became passionate to discover the underlining connection with diet and disease and to teach others how to diagnose and treat their patients.” Dr. Bridget Briggs
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John L. Schoonmaker, D.O.

Dr. John L. Schoonmaker is board certified in Family Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He received his Osteopathic degree from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California in 1996 and completed his residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California in 2000. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Southern California. Dr. Schoonmaker is married with 4 children. When he is not practicing medicine or spending time with his family, Dr. Schoonmaker enjoys woodworking.
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Kimberly R. Stalnaker MSN CEN FNP-C
 (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Bio coming soon!
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Traci L. Dyer, P.A.
(Physical Assistant)

Bio coming soon!
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Mary Gausepohl PA-C
(Physician Assistant)

Bio coming soon!

Office Policies

1. Patients are required to be in the clinic 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time. This time allows our staff to verify insurance, make any necessary address changes and obtain vital signs.

2. If you are late to your scheduled appointment, you may, at the discretion of the provider, be asked to reschedule. 

3. We require that your insurance card be present at every visit. This ensures the insurance we have on file is current and active. If you are a new patient and you do not have your insurance card, you can be seen as a cash patient that day or you can opt to reschedule.

4. All payments are due in full at the time services are rendered.

5. As a courtesy to other patients and staff, we ask that cell phones be silenced prior to entering the building. Cell phone conversations are not allowed within the medical office.

6. Due to the sensitivity of different people, we ask that you not wear strong scented fragrances. 

7. All cancellations of an office visit must be received 24 hours prior to your appointment time. If you cancel within 24 hours, you will be charged a $25 non-cancellation fee.

8. If you have an account balance, you must pay your balance prior to your appointment with the provider.

9. We make every effort to have same-day appointments, but in the case that there are no appointments available, you are referred to A+ Urgent Care.

10. If you would like to obtain a copy of your medical records or would like them to be sent to another provider, please fill out a request form and your records will be ready within 7-10 business days. Please be advised there is no charge to send records to other professional offices; however, a $15-$25 fee will be charged for records obtained for personal use.

11. If you have labs, diagnostic testing, i.e. x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI’s, etc., we ask that you schedule a follow up visit within 7-10 days with your provider to discuss the results. We do not discuss results over the phone. Patients will be contacted in the event of any irregular results. 

12. If you would like to obtain a copy of your lab or radiology results, we ask that you drop-off a self-addressed stamped envelope and we will mail you your labs within 7-10 business days.

13. Due to our large volume of patients and their daily clinical needs, we ask that you give our staff a 48-72 hour advanced notice for prescription refills.

14. Patients and their family members are required to maintain acceptable conduct at all times. Any patient who is disrespectful of any staff member or other patients will be asked to leave the practice and seek future medical care elsewhere.

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