About Dr. Guggenheim
Dr. Guggenheim grew up in a small town in Massachusetts. She attended Colgate University in upstate New York, with a major in art and art history. After graduation, she joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in Guinea, West Africa, working in public health and community development. She worked in a small health center with no electricity or running water. During this time, Dr. Guggenheim presented public health talks to the community and helped with vaccination tourneys. She delivered her first baby in the middle of the night, by the light of a flashlight. This was not the plan, but it’s what transpired when she was alone in the clinic and a patient arrived experiencing an extremely quick delivery. While Dr. Guggenheim was in West Africa, she fell in love with health care and decided to pursue medicine as a career.
When she returned to the United States, she attended medical school at the University of Colorado and then completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She has practiced in Denver since completing residency in 2006.
Dr. Guggenheim has a full-spectrum practice and takes a holistic approach to medicine. Her professional interests include obstetric care for low- and high-risk pregnancies, minimally invasive surgery, Da Vinci robotic surgery, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopy. She enjoys working in the office doing obstetric care, treating infertility, and addressing various gynecological issues.
Working in women's health care is rewarding and humbling. My intent is to listen carefully and serve as a guide for my patients to determine their health care needs. Providing health care to patients is the greatest honor I could imagine.
Dr. Guggenheim has been married to her fabulous husband since 1999. They have three children, who keep the pair busy when they are not working. As a family, they enjoy skiing, hiking, and traveling. Dr. Guggenheim feels that physical activity is an important part of her life. She practices yoga, runs, and takes a variety of cycle and kinesis classes.
Her Peace Corps experience is what piqued her interest in pursuing medicine, and Dr. Guggenheim continues to work with underserved populations. She often goes on medical missions to underserved areas, such as Haiti and El Salvador.