Mountain Medical Center, LLC. is committed to serving the people in Ouray County by providing high quality primary care medical services for infants, kids, adults and the elderly.  Our staff delivers friendly, compassionate service to our patients, who are also our friends and neighbors. We can manage chronic conditions and help with short-term injury or illness. We would be honored if you let us care for you and your family!


– Acute illness care such as: flu, cold, injuries, etc.
– Routine health care exams
– Urgent Care
– Pediatric Care (children, infants)
– Chronic medical issues, such as diabetes and high blood pressure
– Sports Physicals
– DOT Exams
– Osteopathic Manipulation
– Orthopedic Care (bones)
– Dermatologic care (skin)
– Laceration Care (cuts, scrapes)
– Coumadin Management
– I.V. Rehydration
– X-ray Services
– After hours visits at the clinic
– House Calls, in some cases.

295 Sherman Street, P.O. Box 298, Ridgway, Colorado 81432
Phone 970-626-5123     Fax 970-626-9783
Mountain Medical Center Provider – JOEL GATES, D.O.
Dr. Gates is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician.  His undergraduate degree is from the University of Colorado, and he earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his internship and residency at the Saint Mary’s Family Practice Residency program in Grand Junction.
Joel loves living and serving in the Colorado Mountains. He is bright, energetic and caring. He is married to Leah Gates and has two daughters, Hadassah and Adli.