COVID-19 Guidelines

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Our clinics are open and able to serve you during this time for urgent in-person visits as well as virtual health services. Please call our clinics directly to schedule an appointment for both in person and virtual health.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients, their family members, as well as our health care team. To honor this commitment we have implemented the following procedures:

  • Non-urgent medical appointments should be converted to telehealth visits or rescheduled if telehealth is not feasible.
  • Please bring your own face mask or covering to wear. Patients checking in must tell staff if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
  • Adult patients may be allowed one asymptomatic person (at least 17 years old) for support; however, we reserve the right to deem a support person unnecessary at any time.
  • Pediatric patients may be allowed one asymptomatic adult (i.e. parent, guardian) for support.
  • For pediatric patients, please check the Children's Hospital Colorado website for updated COVID-19 related patient information.

Please call us about your current health care concerns. Please take care in following current public health guidelines. Please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website, for more information.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone safe and healthy!

Benzi Kluger, MD
Professor Adjoint, Neurology

Chief and Founder Palliative Care Section
Neuropalliative Care Specialist
Associate Professor
Clinic (720) 848-2080 (Use for all patient-related inquiries.)
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Gender: Male
Languages: English, Spanish
Department, Section/Division: Neurology

Practice Locations

Neurosciences Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2080
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UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000
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Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurology - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Neurology, Board Certification (2006)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
Clinical Interest for Patients
I direct 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 this clinic are to improve the quality of life and reduce suffering for patients and families by helping them with difficult to treat medical symptoms (e.g. pain, fatigue), psychiatric symptoms (e.g. depression), psychological issues (e.g. guilt, grief), caregiver support, spiritual wellbeing and planning for the future. My specific clinical interests include movement disorders (e.g. Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, chorea) and disorders of thinking and memory. I also perform botox injections for pain, muscle spasms, dystonia, headaches and other neurologic conditions.

Care Philosophy
I treat people not diseases. Everyone has unique perspectives, priorities, strengths and weaknesses that are important to understand in working towards their health goals. Good communication is critical to this relationship, especially my ability to really hear patients and to communicate my thoughts in a way that is understandable. I am open to admitting when I don’t have the answers and enjoy working with a team of other clinicians. As the director of the neuropalliative care program I want to make sure our care is always patient and family-centered, meaning that the patient and family direct our goals and plans of care.

Personal Interests
In my spare time I enjoy reading, creative writing, music, lifting weights, meditation and professional wrestling.

Volunteer Activities
I volunteer my time working with the American Academy of Neurology, Davis Phinney Foundation, Parkinson's Association of the Rockies and Huntington's Disease Society. I give talks to support groups for Parkinson’s disease and other patient populations.

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Information for Referring Providers

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
I direct the University of Colorado Hospital Neurology Supportive and Palliative Care clinics. These team-based clinics are designed to assist patients and families who are struggling with any neurologic or neurosurgical disorder by providing care for difficult to manage medical symptoms (e.g. pain, fatigue), psychiatric symptoms, psychological issues (e.g. grief, guilt), caregiver support, complex family dynamics and establishing goals of care. Patients DO NOT need to be advanced or near the end of life to benefit from these services. I am also interested in movement disorders, behavioral neurology, and botox injections for dystonia and spasticity.

Research Interest for Referring Providers
My primary research interest is in applying palliative care approaches to reduce the suffering and improve the lives of patients and families affected by neurologic illnesses. This includes developing models for implementing this care more widely in the community, and improving our understanding and ability to manage fatigue, dementia, and other difficult symptoms. We are using brain imaging to study these problems and we are trying both medications and non-medical approaches to treat them. If you have an interest in research or have patients who you think may be interested or qualify for research please call 303-724-4644.

Clinic Phone: (720) 848-2080 (Use for all patient-related inquiries.)
Fax Phone: (720) 848-0117 (Use for all patient-related fax transmissions, including prescription refills, referrals, and medical records.), (303) 724-2212 (Use for all non-patient related fax transmissions.)
Office Phone: (303) 724-2194 (Use for all non-patient related inquiries.)

CV Kluger CV updated Feb 2019.pdf
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