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  • Monday – Thursday  8:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m.
    (We break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch)
  • Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Lab Opens at 7:30 a.m. everyday

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A note from Dr. Prelipcean


6725 Deerfoot Parkway, Pinson, AL 35126

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.

Now Accepting New Patients

Now Accepting New Patients

  • Dr. Octavian Popescu is accepting new patients.
  • Dr. Vlad Prelipcean is accepting new patients.

Deerfoot Internal Medicine is working toward making doctor visits much quicker and much easier to see our providers.

In the past we have not been able to take walk-ins.  You can now walk-in if you are an established patient and are sick.

Dr. Prelipcean and Dr. Popescu are also taking new patients.  There is a waiting list for Dr. Prelipcean.

It is our goal to make your visits to Deerfoot Internal Medicine as fast and efficient as we can. It is our pleasure to take care of your healthcare needs and look forward to many years with you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Office Manager 205-680-9898.

Dr. Vlad Prelipcean Deerfoot Internal Medicine

Dr. Vlad Prelipcean
is accepting new patients.

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. Octavian Popescu

Dr. Octavian Popescu is accepting new patients.

Dr. Octavian Popescu obtained his medical degree in 1992 from the “Carol Davila” University in Bucharest, Romania.

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He went on to complete his Internal Medical residency at the State University of New York- Downstate Medical Center, and his Infectious Diseases fellowship at the New York Medical Center of Queens, N.Y.

He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and an ACP and IDSA member.

Prior to joining the Deerfoot IM practice, Dr. Popescu worked for 5 years at the Logansport Memorial Hospital in Logansport, Indiana, prior to which he practiced Internal Medicine and ID at the Wanganui DHB in New Zealand. Apart from practicing medicine, Dr. Popescu enjoys spending time and traveling with his family.