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Joseph P. Jimenez, MD

Family Medicine


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Mt. San Rafael Hospital Clinic
400 Benedicta Avenue
Trinidad, CO 81082


Dr. Jimenez received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Colorado College located in Colorado Springs. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine located in Denver, where he remains a clinical preceptor for medical students and residents. Dr. Jimenez completed both his internship and residency in family medicine at Southern Colorado Family Medicine and St. Mary-Corwin Hospital located in Pueblo, Colorado, where he also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Jimenez is board certified in family medicine.


Dr. Jimenez has been practicing family medicine in Trinidad since 1986, and serves as a family medicine physician in our Rural Health Clinic. During his many years at Mt. San Rafael Hospital and Clinic he has served as both Chief of Staff and Vice Chief of Staff, served as Medical Staff Representative to the Trinidad Area Health Association Board of Trustees, been the chairman of numerous committees, and served as a Physician Advisor. In addition to his hospital and clinic duties, he serves as a clinical preceptor for the Trinidad State Junior College Nursing Programs. He also serves as Physician Advisor to Mt. San Rafael Hospital's Physical Therapy Department and as President of the Las Animas County Medical Society.

During Dr. Jimenez's many years serving this community, he has provided his expertise and wealth of knowledge to many organizations, but none closer to his heart than Holy Trinity Academy. In addition to his Hospital Clinic duties, and as an advocate for life-long education, he remains an avid supporter of Holy Trinity Academy having served as an instructor for science, theology, and physical education. In addition to his work with Holy Trinity Academy, Dr. Jimenez has also previously served as Physician Advisor to the Trinidad Ambulance District and Trinidad Fire Department.

Among many honors and recognitions received over the years for both his hospital and community work, Dr. Jimenez most notably received the Leader of the Year award in 2004, which was presented by the Trinidad Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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Teaching has always been a passion and, as a physician, Dr. Jimenez is constantly educating patients about their situations. Education is paramount in medicine. It is a two-way street. His patients have taught him more than he has taught them. Dr. Jimenez learned about what a doctor should do from the best aspects of his father, Dr. G. E. Jimenez, as well as Dr. Stanley Biber, and Dr. Sally Fabec. His medical philosophy could be summed up with this phrase: "cure sometimes, relieve often, and care always."

Practicing in Trinidad is challenging. The medical resources in small towns are by nature limited. That's why good working relationships with the hospital office and nursing staff at our clinic are so important. Dr. Jimenez tries to keep this in the forefront of care and tries to be the type of physician who could do the most for his patients without sending them to specialists. That is what family medicine doctors should do. When patients need to see a specialist he tries to be a coordinator of their care.

Dr. Jimenez enjoys working with young people, teaching, and spending time with his family; his wife, seven children, and grandchildren.