Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Services at Rio Grande Hospital include:

  • Inpatient therapy for COPD, asthma, pneumonia, reactive airway disease, hypoxia, and any other problems associated with the cardiopulmonary system. Qualified to work with adults, pediatrics, and infants, and fluent in English and Spanish languages.
  • Outpatient diagnostics including Holter monitoring and pulmonary function testing along with nitrogen washout studies and lung diffusing studies all provided with state of the art equipment by a qualified professional.
  • Emergency room services consist of treatment and assessment of respiratory emergencies. We have adult and pediatric life support capabilities as well as non-invasive breathing support with bi-level ventilation. After hours availability for additional support for emergency room personnel is available.

For more information, talk to your clinician or call us at 719-657-2418.

My name is Miguel Ybarra, I have been practicing Respiratory Care for over 24 years. I enjoy working with different cultures and different patient populations. I have a wonderful wife, Melinda, and two loving daughters Angela and Rebecca. I was born and raised in Southwest Texas, and we enjoy the outdoors.  Both my wife and I are avid golfers and lovers of all kinds of animals. We like fishing, camping, visiting national parks and nature as a whole.

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

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 Avenue
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