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We offer more than just drugs to help you feel better. Diet, supplements, exercises and more are necessary.

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Your Life

Pain from arthritis can change your life. Stop the suffering by addressing the disease today.

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Taking an active role in feeling better starts with education. Dr. Guggenheim explains why lifestyle changes are vital.

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Carla Guggenheim, Functional Medicine, Continuing Education
Dr. Carla Guggenheim

Chronic pain and fatigue are present across all demographics. Are you meeting your patient’s needs?

Carla Guggenheim, DO and Alena Guggenheim, ND have over 50 years of combined experience working with chronically ill patients.

Carla Guggenheim, DO

My Story

“I was born in Los Angeles, California but spent most of my youth in Iowa and Kansas. Dance and optimizing the body’s movement have always been passions of mine. I graduated from the State University of New York with a degree in dance. After completing college I danced in New York City, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area for many years before entering Osteopathic Medical School in Des Moines, Iowa.

Following graduation in 1988, I completed a DO internship and an MD residency at Michigan State University. My Fellowship in Rheumatology was completed at the University of Iowa in 1994. Since that time I have dedicated myself to being the best physician I can be. I take detailed histories from my patients and spend time with them because I provide more than just meds and refills. My goal is for all of my patients to leave more knowledge and confident in their treatment plan.”

What Our Patients Have to Say

"This woman literally made my life worth living again. I can't begin to say enough good about her. I was poisoned with Levaquin and both Achilles tendons were a mess. The pain in my lower extremities was beyond belief. I couldn't walk for more than a very short distance. I am dancing again, doing water aerobics and can walk for long periods of time with 0 pain. She is absolutely wonderful.​"
"I love Dr. Guggenheim--she has her head on straight unlike many of the other rheumatologists I saw before finding her. She's not all about pushing Rx drugs on you either, which was a huge problem with all the others. In addition, her office building is beautiful! Definitely recommended."
"Dr. Guggenheimer is wonderful. I cannot say enough good about the experiences I have had with her. She diagnosed my problem and got me the proper help WITHOUT recommending drugs. When an x-ray came back with an abnormality she gave me quality time, in her office, to process and question and later did research to find information that would help ease my anxiety. When results came back good I could tell that she, and her staff were sharing my joy. She is a wealth of knowledge, and, along with Dr. Morgan, has given me very good advice on health and wellness. Highly recommended!"
"Dr Guggenheim is a brilliant doctor. She has the ability to combine all symptoms including some others might miss to reach a diagnosis. She is willing to spend time researching your illness. She will call anyone on your behalf. She is a great listener, can think outside the box and really cares about her patients' quality of life. People have been know to drive several hours just to be seen by her. She is always honest and upfront and I appreciate that in a doctor."