"Born and raised in southeast Missouri, Dr. Bridget Gruender has been a Columbia resident most of her adult life. Her husband is a Columbia native, and they agree that there is no better place to call home and raise their family. After graduating from medical school in Columbia at the University of Missouri, Dr. Gruender entered the Cox Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, Missouri. She chose family medicine as her specialty because she appreciates the unique relationships she is able to form, not only with one individual, but with an entire patient’s family. She enjoys caring for all ages, treating many types of common illnesses, and performing minor procedures."
"Liberty Family Medicine is the first Direct Primary Care (DPC) clinic in Columbia which opened in July of 2016. The clinic functions on a membership model meaning we do not accept insurance for services rendered, although many of our members have insurance and can use it outside of the clinic. Membership at Liberty Family Medicine offers the accessibility, convenience, and affordability you need, as well as the added amenities you want including same or next day extended appointments with your personal physician, wholesale prescriptions, discount laboratory testing, and convenient access via phone, email, text, or video chat."