Dale Berkbigler MD

Dr. Dale Berkbigler, M.D.

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Dr. Berkbigler is a bit of a local celebrity having initially come to Valley in 1976 for one year which inspired him to complete his residency, returning to the Valley for his “first tour” from 1979 to 1991 and then his “second tour” from 2010 to present. Originally from Missouri, he completed medical school at the University of Missouri in Columbus and Residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

He is distinguished in medicine by his induction into Alpha Omega Alpha (top 10% percent of his medical school class) as well as Fellow the American College of Physicians. He is distinguished outside medicine by being among the select mountaineers to have climbed all 54 “fourteeners” in Colorado.

In his free time you may see him flying his plane, riding his motorcycle on a cross-country tour or spending time with his bride of 43 years.

Residency Training:
Chief resident in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City MO.
Internal Medicine Residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Board Certifications / Additional Medical Training:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

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

Dedicated to provide a compassionate and caring environment for patients, visitors and staff while delivering the highest quality care to the San Luis Valley Communities.


Rio Grande Hospital

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

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande Ave 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

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

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

62 Park Drive, South Fork, CO 81154, Tel: 719-873-5494