UCHealth Neurosciences Center - Anschutz Medical Campus1635 Aurora Ct 4th Floor, Aurora, CO 80045
UCHealth Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus1635 Aurora Ct Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
I am a Physician Assistant for the University of Colorado’s Neurology Supportive and Palliative Care clinics. These team-based clinics are open to any patient or family affected by a neurologic or neurosurgical condition. The goals of clinic is to improve the quality of life and reduce suffering for patients and families by helping them with difficult to treat medical symptoms (e.g. fatigue), psychiatric symptoms (e.g. depression), psychological issues (e.g. guilt, grief), caregiver support, spiritual well-being and planning for the future. My specific clinical interests include support of family and caregivers and design of group visit modules for patients and families. I also perform botox injections for sialorrhea (excessive drooling in Parkinson's Disease).
I am very interested in care and treatment of entire family coping with chronic neurologic and neurosurgical conditions. I value close communication with patients and families. My role in neuropalliative care program is close follow-up of our patients and I strive to make sure our care is always patient and family-centered.
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Conditions & Treatments
Brain and Nervous System
Alzheimer's Disease, Brain Tumors, Deep Brain Stimulation, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Diseases, Neurovascular Conditions, Parkinson's Disease, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
Education & Training
BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1992)
PA, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1997)
MS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1998)
MS, University of Colorado Denver (2018)
Research & Grants
Caregiver Classes (2018)
Caregiver support classes (2020)
Referral Contact Phone
Referral Contact Fax
Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
I am interested in research and techniques that help to improve quality of life for patients and families coping with neurologic and neurosurgical conditions.