About Dr. Goesling

Functional Gastroenterologist in Portland, OR

Dr. Goesling

Dr. Alaina Goesling

Dr. Alaina Goesling  is a licensed Naturopathic Physician at Open Wellness PDX and specializes in naturopathic gastroenterology. She is passionate about gut health and believes many GI conditions can be treated by using evidence-based alternative treatments. She is currently taking new patients through telemedicine.  Dr Goesling is licensed both in the state or Oregon and the state of Washington and is accepting new patients from both states.


A proud alumna of Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, Dr. Goesling's educational journey has equipped her with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in her field. She completed a comprehensive two-year residency program under the guidance of Dr. Ilana Gurevich through the National University of Natural Medicine at Kwan Yin Healing Arts, training in primary care and specializing in naturopathic gastroenterology.


Her clinical interests span a wide spectrum, with particular emphasis on gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), intestinal fungal overgrowth, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, microscopic colitis, GERD, and abdominal pain. Beyond her specialization in GI conditions, she has an interests in integrative dermatology, thyroid and endocrine disorders, hormone regulation, women’s health, and mental health. Driven by the belief that the key to overall health lies in the gut, she tailors her treatments to focus on restoring and maintaining gut health understanding its crucial role in the overall well-being of an individual. Incorporating a holistic approach, she seamlessly integrates functional medicine, nutrition, nutrient therapy, lifestyle counseling, western herbal medicine, microbiome testing, and conventional medicine modalities, ensuring that each patient receives comprehensive and evidence-based care.


Dr. Goesling firmly believes in a patient-centered approach to healthcare, emphasizing individualized treatment plans, patient education, shared decision-making, and the establishment of a strong therapeutic alliance with her patients. Her compassionate and empathetic nature shines through in her practice, creating a welcoming and supportive environment for those in her care.


Before delving into her graduate studies, Dr. Goesling pursued her passion for the sciences, completing her undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She gained invaluable research experience through her work in various laboratories, including the UW Department of Neurological Surgery, Genome Sciences, and the Seattle Children’s Hospital Department of Cardiology.


Outside of her professional life, Dr. Goesling enjoys a rich and vibrant personal life. She finds creative expression through painting, stays active with sports like volleyball and tennis, embraces outdoor adventures through boating, hiking, and skiing, and shares her life with her beloved 110lb Alaskan Malamute, Queen.