The story about the Wellness Center in Turlock, "Medical office mall wants to add weddings" (Aug. 2, Page A-1), was pejorative and short-sighted.
The Tower Health and Wellness Center provides many services in one place, and the likes of this center is hard to find anywhere — including the Bay Area.
The Romeo Medical Clinic is a patient-centered clinic with six doctors. Dr. Lisa Romeo is my doctor; however, I have been treated by her brothers, Drs. Mike and Sam, and by one of the three associates. All are attentive, take time with patients, don't overbook and provide excellent diagnostic and ongoing care.
The center includes a clinic; pharmacy; surgery center; ear, nose and throat specialists; cardiac rehab; neurology consultants; a pulmonary sleep clinic; the Tower Physical Therapy Center; a lab and X-ray center; orthopedic specialists; a flower shop; a medi-spa and salon and plastic surgeons. Oh, yes, there is a fine upscale restaurant with good food and an excellent staff.
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I took my 92-year-old mother-in-law from San Mateo there for lunch last year. She was so impressed that she is considering relocating to be closer to us and to such a wonderful center.