Primary Care Medical Associates (PCMA) is a group of Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians dedicated to the health and well-being of its patients. The physicians are trained at major universities and teach at Northwestern University Medical School. The practice was started by Dr. Robert Perlmuter in 1988 and soon joined by Dr. Michael Marschke in 1989.
PCMA started out in a tiny office on Clark Street in 1988, with 2 doctors, 2 staff members and 2 exam rooms. We built and moved into our current space on Halsted in 2010. We now have 6 providers, 15 staff members and 11 exam rooms.
We are pleased to offer our patients knowledgeable physicians, friendly staff, a comfortable, modern office environment, and up to the minute technology. We were an early user of Electronic Health Records, and are happy to say we haven’t used paper charts since 2005. We cannot lose your information!
A feature we have had since 2011 is our online Patient Portal. It is a service that is free to our patients, and allows secure, online access to the patient chart. Through the portal you may request appointments, prescription refills and referrals, ask billing questions, update your demographic information, securely email your provider’s care team, review your medical records, and view and pay your bill online.
As our name implies, at PCMA we focus on primary care and disease prevention. Our providers will assess you and your lifestyle, make recommendations on disease prevention, and work with you to maintain and/or improve your quality of life. We look forward to working with you.