Robert 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.

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Walk-In Hours

Established patients can be seen each weekday morning from 8:00-8:45 am by a physician or nurse practitioner, without making an appointment. Patients are seen on a first come, first served, basis. We advise our patients to arrive as close to 8:00 am as possible in order to be seen in a timely fashion. Walk-In hours are for a limited number of acute issues such as:
Flu symptoms – Rash – Sore throat – Urinary tract infection – Sprained ankles – STDs

Patients may not be seen during Walk-In Hours for the types of issues below. These matters require an appointment to ensure that the provider is able to do a thorough assessment to meet the patient’s medical needs.

Issues NOT included in Walk-In Hours
Prescription Refills – Follow up on chronic problems – Filling out forms – Multiple ailments – New patients

If you arrive during Walk-In Hours for any of these reasons, you will not be seen, and will be asked to make an appointment with your provider.

New patients must make an appointment to be seen by a physician or nurse practitioner during regular business hours.