Alena Guggenheim N.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Naturopath

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (492 Ratings, 193 Comments)


  • B.A., Reed College, Portland Oregon United States 2001
  • N.D., National College of Natural Medicine, Portland Oregon United States 2007
  • Residency:

    • Naturopathic Primary Care, National University of Natural Medicine, 2009


Dr. Guggenheim specializes in the care of children and adults with chronic pain and joint hypermobility disorders. She enjoys working with patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and associated complex symptoms. She likes to help patients navigate health care options and empowering them to make informed decisions.

When not seeing patients Dr. Guggenheim enjoys spending time in nature with her family and riding horses.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Academy of Integrative Pain Management
  • Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (492 Ratings, 193 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Yes, Alena Guggenheim always listen to my needs and I share my notes with her.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr Guggenheim is awesome she listens and understands my pain.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Dr Guggenheim listens to your needs and addresses them with compassion and expertise

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Alena Guggenheim is amazingOHSU needs more EDS care providers like her

  • Sep 10, 2019

    She is my favorite doctor to see, very patient oriented and creative in her approach. Willing to listen and problem solve while still keeping in mind each individual need the patient might have.

  • Sep 09, 2019

    great provider, listens and is very thorough

  • Sep 05, 2019

    Dr. Guggenheim shines when it comes to the tricky stuff. I admire her immense knowledge but also her obvious curiosity and caring. I feel so lucky to have her skill and humanity on my team.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    Alena Guggenheim is compassionate, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and a very good listener. I learned a good deal from her and walked away from my visit feeling hopeful.

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Listens to concerns and goes right down the line of conservative and extended care

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Alena is compassionate and perhaps the most validating & knowledgeable physician I’ve seen.