Alena Guggenheim, ND
Alena Guggenheim attended Reed College in Portland, OR and graduated with a BA in Biology in 2001. In 2007 she graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. In 2009 she completed a residency through National College of Natural Medicine and The Center For Natural Medicine mentored by Dr. Martin Milner that focused on cardiopulmonary medicine. During her education she participated in research regarding immune modulation with herbs and personality implications on health.
In 2011 she began teaching in the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR) and Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine programs at NCNM. She teaches Clinical Physical Diagnosis, Rheumatology, Microbiology and an Integrative Modalities course. She also serves as a mentor for students completing the MSiMR program. Her research focuses on immune modulation by mushrooms.
Dr. Guggenheim maintains a private practice at The Center For Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, the first naturopathic clinic in the country to be a certified Patient Centered Primary Care Home. She provides holistic primary care with a focus on rheumatological diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.