Please note that all providers may
not be available at our satellite clinics in Boulder and Lone Tree
Supportive and palliative care may be helpful at any point during the course of an illness including the time of diagnosis. Our supportive and palliative care team is committed to helping you through some of the most difficult aspects of your illness and hopes to empower you and your family to find comfort, peace, meaning, and even joy in the midst of your struggles. Our interdisciplinary supportive care team includes two palliative care neurologists, a physician assistant, a social worker, a nurse and a spiritual counselor.
Court, Aurora, CO 80045
P. 720-848-2080 |
Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303
Tree (Return visits only)
9548 Park Meadows
Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-2200 | F. 720-553-0901
Patient Referral: Please fax a referral and relevant notes to 720-848-2106. Patients
will be contacted by our clinic to schedule an appointment
Multidisciplinary & Specialty Clinics
Parkinson's Disease Interdisciplinary Clinic
The Interdisciplinary Clinic is designed for
Parkinson's disease patients. The specialists use an integrated, standarized
set of evaluations to assess balance, gait, grip strength, fine motor skills,
swallow ability, and voice decibels. They also do an assessment using the
Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), perform comprehensive mood
screening and cognitive assessment, and do a medication review. Ideally, every
Parkinson's disease patient will go through this clinic annually to track their
progression more accurately, collect data, and continue to provide
Deep Brain Stimulation Clinic
refer a patient to our DBS Clinic, please fax a referral and relevant notes to
720-848-0015. For your convenience, we have created a standard referral form that you are welcome to print as
needed. Patients will be contacted by our DBS Intake and Access Coordinator to
schedule an appointment.
A dedicated clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of Cerebellar Ataxia was opened in 2013. This clinic sees patients by neurologist referral only and provides diagnostic assessments, including genetic testing for patients with cerebellar ataxia. We work closely with the National Ataxia Foundation and our locoal Denver Ataxia Support Group. Our team has presented at national meetings and we are members of the Spinocerebelllar Ataxia Research Consortium and the Ataxia Investigators. We are doing several research trials in spinocerebellar atazias as well as early SCA 1 and SCA 3 and Friedrich's Ataxia. The clinic is staffed by two to three attending movement disorders specialists, along with movement disorders fellows in training. Future growth plans include the use of wearable technology to assess gait and movements and the use of in-clinic physical therapy evaluations.
Huntington's Disease Care Clinic
The University of Colorado has been designated as a Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence for the clinical care and research of HD. We have developed a monthly clinic staffed by a group of expert providers that deliver care and counseling to those with HD and their families. This team approach allows detailed neurological and psychiatric evaluations with supportive care from nursing, social work, and spiritual counseling services. We treat each person with HD with respect and autonomy and attend to their symptoms and concerns. The emotional well-being of caregivers and involved family members is also an important part of our care as those partners implement the treatment plan at home. HD is an inherited disorder with a 50/50 chance of inheriting the gene from the affected parent. At UCH, there are genetic counselors who work closely with our clinic to provide information and testing to those at risk for HD. The team looks forward to expanding education and treatment in the region through a telemedicine program.
Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic
Palliative care is an approach to care that focuses on improving the quality of life and reducing suffering for patients and families affected by any serious illness. This includes treating complex physical symptoms such as pain or fatigue, helping patients and families with difficult emotions such as grief, anger and guilt, providing social support for patients and families including transportation, home health services and financial assistance, promoting spiritual wellbeing and resilience, and helping patients and families to plan for the future. Supportive and palliative care may be helpful at any point during the course of an illness including the time of diagnosis. Our supportive and palliative care team is committed to helping you through some of the most difficult aspects of your illness and hopes to empower you and your family to find comfort, peace, meaning, and even joy in the midst of your struggles. Our interdisciplinary supportive care team includes two palliative care neurologists, a physician assistant, a social worker, a nurse and a spiritual counselor.