About Our Speaker – Alena Guggenheim, ND

Alena Guggenheim

Alena Guggenheim


Alena Guggenheim is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. Dr. Guggenheim specializes in the care of children and adults with chronic pain and connective tissue 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 horseback riding.

Alena Guggenheims’ Upcoming Sessions

Pediatric rheumatology; essential updates, best practices and protocols

Integrative pediatric primary care presents unique challenges for recognition and diagnosis of
rheumatological conditions. This lecture will cover juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus
erythematosus, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, spondyloarthritis, vasculitis and more. We will
explore the basics of clinical presentation, diagnosis, conventional treatment and naturopathic
interventions. We will also discuss the ethical considerations for working with chronically ill
children and their families. We will also discuss the role of the PCP in initial treatments and



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