6725 DEERFOOT PARKWAY CLAY, AL 35048

Your hometown doctors in Clay/Trussville

For more than 10 years Deerfoot Internal Medicine has been serving the Clay/Trussville area. After practicing many years in Eastern Birmingham, Dr. Greg Flippo realized the need for a full service Medical Clinic in the growing Clay and Trussville communities. The office was built for the express purpose of housing the new Clinic, with a comfortable patient waiting area and large exam rooms. The facilities were optimized for smooth flow of staff and patients, for an ergonomic workflow.

Multiple Triage rooms, a modern Digital X-ray suite and Computer controlled Robotic Lab allow for speedy exam and diagnosis to limit patient delays. We know how important it is to see your Doctor when you aren’t feeling well, and we won’t make you wait in line!

Our experienced and fully trained staff have Certifications in X-Ray, Phlebotomy, Lab specialities, and Pharm Tech. This means we can handle most of your medical needs on-site, saving you time and travel. We accept most insurances and will help you with the billing and payment issues of the modern medical system.

Currently Dr. Vlad Prelipcean and Saujanya Shakya, CRNP are taking new patients.


Dr. Greg Flippo Deerfoot Internal Medicine

Dr. Greg Flippo

Dr. Greg Flippo has been practicing in the Birmingham area for the past 26 years.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he attended the University of Alabama graduating with a B.S. with honors in 1978.

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He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham graduating with a medical degree in 1982.

Dr. Flippo preformed his residency in Internal Medicine at Carraway Methodist Medical Center from 1982-1985. He served as Chief Resident and Instructor of Medicine in 1986. The same year he became board certified in Internal Medicine.

Since completing his training, he has maintained busy private and hospital practices in the Birmingham area. Dr. Flippo remains actively involved in medical research and in the development of new drug therapies. He and his wife Melissa have been married for over 25 years and have three children.

Dr. Vlad Prelipcean Deerfoot Internal Medicine

Dr. Vlad Prelipcean

Dr. Vlad Prelipcean is a native of Bucharest, Romania. He obtained his medical degree in 1993 from “Carol Davila” Medical School in Bucharest, Romania.

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He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center, a University of Illinois affiliated program in Chicago, and then went on to pursue a year of rheumatology fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Prelipcean has been in private internal medicine practice since 1997. He joined Deerfoot Internal Medicine in 2003. Dr. Prelipcean is Board certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the American Medical Association. He has a special interest in chronic disease management, and is a strong believer in partnering up with his patients, setting goals, and working together to make those happen. In his free time, Dr. Prelipcean enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Dr. McGrady Deerfoot Internal Medicine

Dr. Virgil McGrady

Dr. Virgil McGrady has been practicing in the Trussville area for 23 years. Born in Sylacauga Alabama, he received a BS degree in 1972 from Jacksonville State University. He obtained a Master’s of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1983.

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He received his Medical Degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He did a one year internship in Garden City, Michigan and his Internal Medicine Residency at Baptist Medical Centers in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. McGrady has been practicing Internal Medicine since 1992. He joined Deerfoot Internal Medicine in 2007.

Saujanya Shakya, CRNP

Saujanya Shakya, CRNP

Saujanya Shakya, CRNP is a native of Kathmandu, Nepal. He obtained his MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama in 2010 and obtained his RN degree from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama in 2006.

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He did clinical rotation in various settings such as Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, Gynecology and Pediatrics during his preceptorship. In addition, he worked as RN for 6 years on a Medical-surgical floor and 3 years in Medical Intensive Care Unit at St. Vincent’s East Hospital.

He has been a part of Deerfoot Internal Medicine since August of 2011 focusing his duties mainly on 2 different Nursing Homes and at St. Vincent’s East Hospital in collaboration with Dr. Greg Flippo, M.D. He will be seeing patients at the Deerfoot Internal Medicine starting March of 2015.