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GLOBAL and Denver Health Adult Down Syndrome Clinic



Population Served
Colorado residents
21 years and older

Days & Hours of Operation
Mondays, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional Appointment Times Available Upon Request

Denver Health Federico F. Peña Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care
1339 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80219

For additional information, call 303-436-6220



We are pleased to announce, that after three years of hard work, GLOBAL and Denver Health have joined forces to organize a pilot clinic which aims to provide excellent medical care to adults with Down syndrome.

The clinic has recruited Down syndrome expert – Dr. Barry Martin, M.D. – to address medical health concerns and Nina Cruchon, LCSW, to address behavioral health concerns on Mondays at the Denver Health Federico F. Peña Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care. Dr. Nicholas Breitnauer, an internal medicine/pediatrics specialist, will also be available to see patients throughout the week.

During the pilot period, we have the opportunity to prove the need for an excellent quality medical care center specifically for adults with Down syndrome. If we are able to easily fill appointments, there is a high likelihood we could establish a “permanent” Down syndrome clinic for adults. So make your appointment today and help us ensure a healthier future for our adults!



Barry Martin

Barry Martin, M.D.

Family Physician & Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Barry Martin, MD, is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He has more than 25 years’ experience providing primary health care for adults with developmental disabilities including several hundred with Down syndrome. He served as Medical Director of the former Denver Adult Down Syndrome Clinic for 10 years. Read more

Nicholas Breitnauer

Nicholas Breitnauer, MD

Nicholas Breitnauer, MD, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He provides primary care at Denver Health and has an interest in providing high level care for adults with Down syndrome. He is active in medical education and is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He also spends time working at the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic at Denver Health and is a member of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group.

Nina Cruchon

Nina Cruchon, MSW, LCSW

Nina Cruchon MSW, LCSW has 30+ years of experience providing care for adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including Down syndrome. Her work has included being an advocate for the Colorado DD protection & advocacy system at Disability Law, as the case management director at a Community Centered Board & directing an interdisciplinary behavior health clinic for adults with DD. Nina is currently with a psychotherapy private practice and is an adjunct with the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Her passion continues to be to help all persons achieve optimal mental health & wellness.



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Contact your insurance plans to determine if Denver Health is within network before scheduling a clinic appointment.


Accepted Insurance Plans

Anthem BCBS (certain networks excluded)
Beech Street
Cigna (certain networks excluded)
Colorado Access
– Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
Corvel Network
Denver Health Elevate
Denver Health Medical Plan
First Health Network
Pinnacol Assurance
Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
United Healthcare


Managed Medicare Plans

Aetna Medicare Advantage
Denver Health Medicare Advantage
Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO Medicare Advantage
TRICARE for Life
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
– Evercare
– Medicare Complete (Formerly Known as Secure Horizon)

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