Episode 77: Fibromyalgia Treatment with Dr. Kaley Bourgeois

Tami is so excited to bring you this conversation with her friend and personal physician, Dr. Kaley Bourgeois.

In this episode, Tami and Dr. Bourgeois (“Dr. B”) chat about what a Naturopathic Physician is and how it’s different from a regular physician, what functional medicine is and how it’s different from conventional medicine, how Dr. B’s mother’s lack of comfort with doctors led to an early passion for the work she does now, her approach to working with clients who have fibromyalgia or other chronic illnesses, what IV therapy is and how glutathione is Dr. B’s “most favorite thing ever”, what medical ozone therapy is and how it differs from cortisone injections, things she frequently sees in her clients that often get missed by other doctors, Dr. B’s own journey with chronic pain, what she wants you to know about working with multiple doctors, her advice for people who feel hesitant to go to a new doctor for fear of repeating past experiences with doctors who weren’t a good fit, Dr. B’s suggested resources for where to do your own research, what being in fibromyalgia remission actually means, and more.

Note: This episode is not meant to be medical advice. Every person and every situation is unique. The information you learn in this episode should be shared and discussed with your own healthcare providers.

About Dr. Kaley Bourgeois

Dr. Kaley Bourgeois is a licensed Naturopathic Physician practicing integrative family medicine in Tigard, Oregon. After ten years of full-time practice in Lake Oswego, she opened Framework Integrative Medicine for patients seeking a functional medicine approach to disease prevention and health optimization. She offers preventative medicine visits to all ages, diagnostic labs and imaging, therapeutic injections, IV nutrient therapy, women’s wellness exams and cosmetic medicine.

After earning her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science at Pacific University, Dr. Bourgeois completed her medical training at Portland’s National College of Natural Medicine where she most enjoyed her rotations in endocrinology, women’s health, IV therapy, naturopathic cardiology, pediatrics, and minor surgery. She went on to expand her post-doctoral training at The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), and obtained her certifications in ozone therapies, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and cosmetic injections such as Botox and Juvaderm.

In practice, Dr. Bourgeois found her greatest passion: Treating complex chronic illnesses such as autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and mast cell diseases. She believes early identification and intervention are the key to enhancing everyday wellness.

On the weekends, Dr. Bourgeois enjoys running and exploring Oregon’s parks with her husband and two kids.

Website: Framework Integrative Medicine
Instagram: @kaleybourgeois.nd

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“Tami’s podcast has been incredibly informative. She makes the listeners feel heard and validated with the struggles of fibromyalgia. I hope she continues to keep up the podcast/books because she is doing more than coaching, she is changing lives.”

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