Richard D. Mountain, MD, FCCP

Richard D. Mountain
National Jewish Health South Denver
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Richard D. Mountain, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Mountain is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.


University of Colorado, MD
Montana State University, MS, Chemical Engineering
Montana State University, BS, Chemical Engineering
University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals, Internal Medicine
University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases
Critical Care Medicine

Professional Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
American Thoracic Society
Colorado Trudeau Society
Arapahoe and Colorado Medical Society


Mountain R, Heffner J, Brackett N, Sahn S. Acid-Base Disturbances in Acute Asthma. Chest 1990; 98:651-55. Mountain R, Sahn S. Clinical Features and Outcome in patients with Acute Asthma Presenting with Hypercapnia. Am Rev Resp Dis 1988; 138:535-39.

Mountain R. High-Altitude Medical Problems. Clin Ortho Rel Res 1987; 216:50-54.

Mountain R, Neff T. Oral Theophylline Intoxication—A Serious Error of Patient and Physician Understanding. Arch Int Med 1984; 144:724-27.

Armstrong J, Mountain R. PFT Corner. Resp Care 1983; 28:1592-93.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Craig Hospital
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital
  • Porter Adventist Hospital
  • Select Specialty Hospital
  • Swedish Medical Center

Teaching & Professional Positions

1995–Present: Editorial Consultant and Reviewer, Chest
1994–1999: Governor, Colorado and Wyoming, American College of Chest Physicians

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Contact Information

  • Office: 303.788.8500
  • Fax: 303.788.8505



  • National Jewish Health South Denver
    499 East Hampden Ave, Suite 300 Englewood, CO 80113

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2018
Always a great experience - never a problem.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2018
This is my favorite provider

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018
*Dr. Mountain is no doubt one of the finest doctors I have every seen.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018
This provider is one of 8 that served me and he( dr. Richard Mountain is by far the best I have ever had and was instrumental in finding a serious problem in 2013 where he refered me to the proper Specialist

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2018
Seeing *Dr. Mountain was a very good experience.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
*Dr. Mountain - is an excellent, friendly.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
Of all care providers on my team Dr Mountain is the one that I have the best experience with, and always look up to

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
Very good.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
*Dr. Mountain is the most caring, detailed & thorough dr. I have ever had. He double checks the blood pressure, & rechecks all my medications & gives me any concerns that he sees with the doses. [condition and treatment]. Most important is that we trust *Dr. Mountain. The care he gives you each & every time plus the reassurance that you are important as his patient. He has genuine concern for your medical condition. We heard that *Dr. Mountain may be retiring. PLEASE don't let him do that.

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