Internal Medicine is the diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. In other words, we deal with all types of common maladies that affect people in their adult years from simple things like sinusitis all the way up to complex in hospital care of more serious diseases that require more intensive care.
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes. We are accepting new patients and you may contact our office for a new patient appointment.
Can your doctors admit to Clearfield Hospital?
Yes. Our physicians have admitting privledges at Clearfield Hospital and make daily rounds on those admitted to the hospital.
What are your office hours?
Dr. Johnson, Dr. Romeo, and Dr. Smeal see patients Monday - Wednesday and Friday from 8 to 5. Dr. Elkins sees patients Monday - Thursday. See our Contacts page for contact phone numbers.
Do you take my insurance?
We participate in most of the major insurance plans in our area. We participate in Medicare, Highmark, Geisinger, UPMC, Aetna, and many other plans.
Where are you located and where can I park?
Our office is directly across the road from Clearfield Hospital on Turnpike Ave. The address is 820 Turnpike Ave. We offer parking behind the practice and handicapped parking spaces are available next to the practice with ground level access at the rear and the side entrances of the office. There is a ramped entrance at the front entrance nearest the hospital.
What types of testing do you do at your office?
We offer laboratory blood work testing, EKG, cardiac echocardiography (ECHO), nuclear and standard cardiac stress testing, various types of ultrasound, pulmonary function testing (PFTs), skin lesion biopsy and removal, DEXA bone density testing, foot care services (Podiatry), and FAA flight medicals, among other services. Dr. Romeo is also a pulmonologist who offers a range of pulmonary procedures such as bronchoscopy, transthoracic needle aspiration, sleep studies, and ventilator management.
Do you have to be a patient of the practice to have lab work or other testing done there?
No. It is not a requirement to first see one of our physicians or be an established patient here in order to have lab work drawn or other testing here.
Can test results be sent to my primary care doctor if they are not part of Clearfield Professional Group?
Yes. We can send your lab results and other testing results to any physician you choose.
Do I have to have an appointment for lab work?
Yes. Our busiest times are in the morning when fasting labs are drawn. If the labs are non-fasting (usually other than blood sugar and cholesterol panels), the schedule is generally more flexible in the afternoon and we can usually accommodate same day labs then.
Can I have my labs drawn at the same time as my appointment?
Yes. Many patients come in fasting from the night before, and have their labs drawn right before their appointments. Lab results are generally returned within 20 or 30 minutes of having them drawn so that they are available when you see your doctor.
What if I can't make it to my appointment, how do you handle cancellations?
We ask for the courtesy of a call to cancel by at least the day prior if you can't make it to your appointment. This allows us to schedule someone else who is waiting to come in with an acute problem.
Is someone on call for the group during off hours?
Yes. One of our physicians is on call each night and each weekend. We are available through the operator at the Clearfield Hospital at (814) 765-5341.
What forms of payment do you accept? Credit cards?
We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We will take care of billing your insurance. We are required to collect any copay you have with your insurance at the time of your visit. We can also set up a payment plan for those who need it through our Billing department. Our in-house billers are experienced and quite knowledgeable regarding billing and insurance issues and will be glad to assist you if you have a problem or question.