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!

David Beckham, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Clinic 303-399-8020
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Gender: Male
Languages: English
Department, Section/Division: Medicine-Infectious Disease
Immunology and Microbiology
Neurology

Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020
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UCH - Infectious Disease Clinic
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0191
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Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease, Board Certification (2007,2016)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2004,2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain Abscess
  • Meningitis
  • Immune System
  • AIDS
  • AIDS / HIV Disease
  • AIDS Immunization
  • Infections
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Viral Infections
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests include general infectious diseases, HIV care and infections of the nervous system. I also participate in a multidisciplinary program with the Department of Neurology in the field of Neurological Infections and Neuroinflammatory diseases.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide individualized care for each patient that addresses the needs of the underlying disease or infection and also supports the patient and their unique life.

Public Speaking
Yes
Have provided lectures to the public on emerging infectious diseases such as Zika virus.

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Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
My clinical interests include general infectious diseases, HIV, and infections of the central nervous system. We have also developed a multidisciplinary clinical program with Neurology to provide specialized care for patients with neurological infections and inflammatory diseases of the nervous system.

Research Interest for Referring Providers
Our laboratory studies the basic interactions between RNA virus infections and host cellular responses. Our current research in the laboratory studies viral RNA structures that are conserved to manipulate the host immune system as targets for vaccine development. We also discovered that the protein that causes Parkinson's disease, alpha-synuclien, restricts viral infections in the nervous system. We are defining the mechanism of alpha-synuclein restriction of viral infections and determining the potential role of innate immune stimulation as a trigger for Parkinson's disease in genetically susceptible individuals.


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