News Release

For Immediate Release

Maria Coppola, APR, CPRC
(904) 312-3321

Clay Barnett
(205) 382-0937

Deerfoot Internal Medicine Joins Complete Health

Deerfoot joins one of the fastest-growing private primary care groups in the state


BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 27, 2021 – Deerfoot Internal Medicine has joined the Complete Health family of primary care practices as the company’s seventh Birmingham location. Complete Health is a physician driven, value-based group dedicated to improving patient health outcomes. Deerfoot Internal Medicine is located at 6725 Deerfoot Parkway in Pinson and will continue in the same location. Deerfoot Internal Medicine will soon be rebranded Complete Health Deerfoot.

Becoming a part of Complete Health will give the practice additional resources to continue to provide excellent patient care in a privately-owned company independent from larger health systems. Complete Health practices include those formerly known as Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates, Northside Medical Associates, and Adamsville Family Medicine.

Complete Health is a Florida-based, privately-owned primary care practice group that focuses on quality primary care with expanded services and convenient care options to provide care efficiently and cost- effectively.

“Deerfoot Internal Medicine is a primary care group that aligns perfectly with our whole-patient quality care mission,” said Jeff Preuss, CEO of Complete Health. “We welcome the Deerfoot team to our growing team that offers our patients more options for care across the Birmingham metro area.”

For more than 20 years, Deerfoot Internal Medicine has been serving the Clay/Trussville area with excellent primary care. Dr. Vlad Prelipcean, Dr. Octavian Popescu, and Dr. Stephen Hicks lead the practice supported by a 20-person care team. The clinic includes full-service primary care services along with diagnostics, lab and Xray services.

“Deerfoot Internal Medicine is proud to join Complete Health,” said Dr. Prelipcean. “This move solidifies our commitment to the Clay/Trussville area and gives our patients access to one of the largest primary care groups in our region.”

Complete Health offers a unique, industry-leading concept in patient care – dedicated care coordinators and member support representatives who educate and address concerns of patients, reducing the stress that often comes with accessing the right health care, benefits, and services. Complete Health Deerfoot will offer same-day visits, convenient hours, and special programs for seniors.

Complete Health is a physician-driven, professionally managed, technology-enabled primary care group delivering excellent quality support services and patient health outcomes. The group based in Florida has practices in metro-Birmingham, Alabama and metro-Daytona, Florida, with growth plans across the Southeast. Complete Health builds on existing practices to embrace value-based care concepts, reduce physician administrative burden, and focus on patient care and quality outcomes – all while lowering the total cost of care. For more information about Complete Health visit