Carla Christ, M.D.

Specialty: General Surgery


Dr. Christ (pronounced Krĭst) specializes in General Surgery.  She enjoys  laparoscopic surgery including colorectal and gallbladder surgery in addition to general surgeries including breast, hernias and anorectal diseases.  She is licensed in Ohio and Colorado and has many certifications, including Fundamentals of  Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery and advanced skills for exposure in trauma.  She completed her General Surgery Internship and Residency at Wright State University, received her M.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and did her undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley.  She also studied abroad in China and Vietnam.

Carla likes to travel and spend time outdoors doing activities such as biking, hiking and skiing. She is excited to be taking care of the people of San Luis Valley.


Mission: With a smile and a helping hand, we provide quality care and service to our communities.

Vision: We will distinguish ourselves as the trusted healthcare destination.
We will provide compassionate healthcare and advocate wellness through innovative access, preventive medicine,
and collaborative partnerships within our diverse community.


Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2510
Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande
Creede, CO 81130
Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande
Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic & Pharmacy

1033 2nd Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Tel: 719-852-8827
Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

52 Jackson Street
South Fork, CO 81154
Tel: 719-873-5494