Clinical Services

Dr. Monte is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UCHealth -University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Aurora, CO. This emergency department (ED) sees over 100,000 visits per year and each ED visit is considered a potential research contact. The UCH Department of Emergency Medicine is a leader in innovatively delivering care in an efficient and patient centered way.

 

Dr. Monte is X waivered to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorders. This initiation effort is  supported by the robust infrastructure in the Department of Emergency medicine that enrolls, prescribes, and arranges follow up for patients wishing to start buprenorphine.

 

Dr. Monte consults as a medical toxicologist for inpatients at the UCH Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, The Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Denver Health and Hospital Authority. Patients concerned about toxicological exposures (metals, snake bites, poisons, etc.) can schedule an appointment at the Medical Toxicology Clinic, coordinated by Dr. Christopher Hoyte, at the University of Colorado (720)-848-6992. All patients should provide any related medical records prior to scheduling.

Dr. Monte serves as physician back up for the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center. This is the largest Poison Center in the United States and covers six states including Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Hawaii, and Mississippi. For specific toxicology related clinical questions, people can call the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center at 1-800-222-1222.

If you are having an emergency please call

9-1-1.

 

If you have a concern about drug toxicity please call the Poison Center:

Dr. Monte works in the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) on clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics and precision medicine research. CCPM is at the leading edge of personalized medicine treatment. The Center is responsible for handling genetic testing through the CCPM Biobank and implementing these data into the electronic health record to improve care. Dr. Monte performs analysis of drug-gene interactions and reviews patient medication lists in relation to genetic variability between patients in order to choose the most effective and the safest medications for individual patients.