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Pulmonary Care

Please call (970) 476-1110 for questions or to schedule an appointment.

Vail Health’s pulmonology program offers services in Vail Health Hospital and in the Dillon Health Center (see Vail Health Hospital location information below). Highlighted pulmonary offerings include bronchoscopies at Vail Health, in-clinic spirometry testing and diagnostic six-minute walks. Many of these services are not typically available in a small rural community like ours, but Vail Health believes in offering health care services where our residents live, work and play.

The pulmonology program is led by Dr. Joseph Forrester and Dr. Chakradhar Kotaru from Critical Care & Pulmonary Consultants, with the support of three additional physicians to ensure a full rotation of services. 

Both physicians are board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, sleep medicine and critical care. Dr. Forrester will be seeing patients in our Vail office once a month and in our Dillon Health Center once a month. Dr. Kotaru will also be seeing patients in our Vail office once a month.

Call (970) 476-1110 for questions or to schedule an appointment.
Pulmonology Office: Vail Health Hospital East Wing Tower
Located on the 5th floor in Suite 5900 of the Vail Health Hospital's East Wing Tower, the Cardiovascular Center & Pulmonology services are positioned in close proximity to other Vail Health Hospital service offerings including the Emergency Department, Imaging, and Surgical Associates. 

Accessing the East Wing Tower
To access the Vail Health Hospital East Wing Tower, patients should park in the Vail Health Hospital parking garage and take elevator E for direct access up to the 5th floor. Complimentary valet parking is also available from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, at the main entrance of Vail Health Hospital, located at 180 South Frontage Road West, Vail, CO 81657.

Once in the hospital, way-finding support is available via volunteers stationed along the patient pathway as well as through digital way-finding solutions using smartphone technology ( 

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