Robert G. Perlmuter MD, FACP
Dr. Perlmuter founded Primary Care Medical Associates in 1988. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He received his BS from the University of Michigan and graduated from Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his Primary Care Medical residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Perlmuter is Section Chief of Internal Medicine at Presence St. Joseph Hospital, and teaches medical students and residents from Northwestern University. He has a strong interest in disease prevention and healthy lifestyles. He believes in using dietary approaches to prevent and treat illness prior to prescribing medication. He believes that the key to optimal health lies in the concept of having balance in one’s life. He is married to Karen and they have two grown daughters. In his free time Dr. Perlmuter enjoys tennis, paddle tennis and golf, working out, theatre and travel. He is blessed with a high energy level.
Nancy A. Zamora MD
Dr. Zamora joined PCMA in 1993. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Zamora is a firm advocate of changing habits and developing healthier lifestyles to experience better health. She focuses on primary care and disease prevention. She is particularly skilled in her ability to listen to her patients, glean pertinent information and put together the “big picture.” In addition to being a physician, wife and mother, she frequently participates in local runs and most enjoys running with her beautiful dog Sky. She also greatly enjoys music of all genres.
Sheila Bhagavan MD
Dr. Bhagavan joined PCMA in 1999. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she also served as Chief Medical Resident for an additional year. Dr. Bhagavan takes a proactive approach to medicine and focuses on primary care and prevention. She sees her role as being the “health quarterback” for her patients. This means that she is willing to listen, ask insightful questions, and encourage lifestyle changes that lead to better health. She enjoys working alongside her patients as they age and experience transitions in health. She lives in Chicago with her husband and her two daughters. She is a voracious reader, enjoys spending time with her family, exercises regularly, loves to travel, and is a patron of the Lyric Opera.
Nooshin Cohanim MD
Dr. Cohanim joined PCMA in 2005. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine there as well. She treats a broad spectrum of issues ranging from anxiety to diabetes to asthma. Focusing on disease prevention, she works closely with her patients to screen for diseases, and emphasizes nutrition to promote good health and wellbeing. She works in partnership with her patients to make lifestyle modifications before turning to medication whenever feasible. Dr. Cohanim resides in Chicago with her husband and two highly energetic young daughters.
Erin M. Davis MD
Dr. Davis joined PCMA in 2013. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Temple University and her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Davis has a particular interest in weight management, preventive care, and sports medicine. She finds teaching very rewarding and works with medical students from Northwestern University. She enjoys running, scuba diving, and painting.
Anne Turner has been a certified family nurse practitioner for sixteen years. She received her Masters in Nursing from DePaul University and Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware. Her experience has been focused on primary care in the outpatient setting. She has a particular interest in preventative medicine as well as helping her patients achieve optimum control of their individual medical problems. Anne has a strong belief in partnering with the patient to develop individualized goals. Developing relationships with her patients is the most rewarding part of her work. Anne is married and has four daughters as well as six grandchildren and a dog. She enjoys reading, walking by the lake and playing with her grandkids. She is very excited to join the group at PMCA and we are excited to be working with her!
Mary Lynne Metz
Mary Lynne Metz received her Masters in Science in Nursing from St Louis University. As an ANA Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontological Nursing she works with Dr.Perlmuter/PCMA as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. Most of her professional time is spent at The Admiral at the Lake, Buckingham Pavilion in Chicago and doing house calls for home-bound senior citizens. Of late she is fascinated with practical applications of human microbiome research and their effects on health. At home she is an avid gardener and enjoys writing and painting. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and 13 year old daughter.