Internal Medicine

Internal medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in adults of all ages. Often referred to as the “doctor’s doctor,” internists are called upon to act as consultants to specialists throughout the continuum of care.

Our Doctors

Dr. Dennis Lipton is trained in the essentials of primary care and disease prevention, and can help ensure patients receive the proper medical screening tests and immunizations. He is able to prescribe medication to effectively treat a variety of the most common health problems. In addition, Dr. Lipton is familiar with the broad array of medical and surgical specialties, and will guide you to the right specialist or surgeon when indicated. Internal medicine is a very broad and constantly evolving specialty. Dr. Lipton is committed to staying up to date on the newest developments in his field, and joins VVMC in our mission to provide superior health services with compassion and exceptional outcomes. 

Dr. Lawrence Gaul was a cardiologist in Vail for over 20 years and transitioned to VVMC's Internal Medicine department in 2013. He began his mountain journey as a dishwasher at the old Whistle Stop restaurant in Minturn. Then, after working as a paramedic and emergency medical technician in Vail, he decided to pursue his medical degree. He is a graduate of The University of Colorado School of Medicine and Penn State's Hershey Medical School. He performed his residency in internal medicine in New York and returned to Vail in 1993 as a board certified cardiologist and internal medicine physician. He is also the head team physician for the U.S. Ski Team Nordic disciplines. His personal interests include endurance sports and performance.

No referral is necessary. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lipton or Dr. Gaul, please call (970) 477-3090.

320 Beard Creek Road
Second Floor
Edwards CO 81632
(970) 477-3090
337 Sylvan Lake Road
Suite 120
Eagle CO 81631
(970) 477-3090



Dr. Dennis Lipton


Dr. Dennis Lipton

Vail Valley Medical Center's new internist, Dr. Dennis Lipton, is now accepting new patients.


Dr. Lipton Interview


Dr. Dennis Lipton

VVMC internist, Dr. Dennis Lipton, on what brought him to Vail and the approach he brings to his work with patients.


Other Providers
Colorado Mountain Medical (CMM) also provides internal medicine services not owned or operated by Vail Valley Medical Center. For more information on services provided by CMM, visit