Who We Are
Mike Romeo, MD
Dr. Mike was born in St. Louis, Missouri. As a child living in St. Louis he lived one block away from a young girl by the name of Diane Osborne. 22 years later he moved back to St. Louis, met Diane, and they have been married ever since. They have been blessed with four children: Nicolas, Dominic, Samantha, and Daniel.
Dr. Mike graduated from high school at Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho. From Pocatello he moved to San Diego, California to continue his education at the University of San Diego where he received his BA in Philosophy. He considered becoming a priest as well as a professor but ultimately knew his calling was to be a family physician. Dr. Mike earned his medical doctorate (MD) degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine (the same school his father and two older brothers attended). He chose to move to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to complete training and board certification in Family Medicine at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
After completing his residency in Wisconsin, Dr. Mike moved with Diane and their children to Ontario, Oregon. As medical director for multiple medical clinics in rural Idaho and Oregon he provided the full spectrum of family medicine, including obstetrics. He took advantage of the outdoors and enjoyed both wakeboarding and snow skiing. Ultimately his desire was to establish a medical practice with his family members so he moved back to California. His brother, Dr. Sam, and his father, “Papa”, shared a vision to establish a unique service oriented medical practice whose success was defined by quality of patient care and not by the volume of patients. They created this dream by moving to the family oriented community of Turlock, California where they established Romeo Medical Clinic. His brother Dr. Joe is the local head and neck surgeon. His sister Dr. Lisa works part-time at the Romeo Medical Clinic.
Dr. Mike has served as the President of Romeo Medical Clinic since its initiation in 2002. In addition to his patient care duties, administrative duties, and lecture duties with Healthy U, he has lectured across the country on the Patient Centered Medical Home for TransforMed. He is an active member of the clinical faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine. He is also an active member of the CAFP and AAFP. He spends much of his “free time” volunteering medical coverage to local sporting events, from little league to collegiate.
Dr. Mike believes physicians who promote healthy living should “walk the walk,” so he starts every morning at 4:45 with an outdoor run. He loves taking advantage of the beautiful California weather and has not missed a day of running in since 2006. After his morning run he spends time with another passion, reading a good book with a fresh cup of coffee. At night and on weekends he relaxes by coaching (or just watching) his four children compete in their respective sport. He will finish off his fulfilling day by enjoying a great meal and a great glass of red wine with his wife, his family, and his friends.