Dr. Robert Perlmuter

Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL
male

Locations

Primary Care Medical Associates, Ltd.

Chicago, IL

Address

1460 N. Halsted Avenue, Suite 202, Chicago, IL
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(773) 871-3608

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Aetna

About

Bio

I am a General Internal Medicine Doctor. Born in Cleveland, Ohio. I have lived in Chicago since I trained at Northwestern University in the 1980s. My wife and I have 2 grown daughters. I am informal and friendly. I maintain a collaborative approach with my patients. I have a strong interest in Preventive Health, including healthy diet, exercise, and stress reduction. In my spare time I like exercise, tennis, golf, and theater.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

27 Answers
2 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yeast: It says you are female, so the most likely thing is a yeast infection, although trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis is also possible. The best thing i... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: It would be fine to take a multivitamin with a probiotic. It woukd be even better to eat a well balanced diet with a lot of vegetables, fruits, legume... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Its ok: He probably just wasted 5 dose. When you inhale see if it tastes the same. Keep him away from the medication!
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: You can take advil (ibuprofen) and nyquil cold and flu together
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pinched nerve: The most likely thing is a pinched nerve in your neck that causes the pain to radiate down the right arm. Rest, heat and tylenol (acetaminophen) may ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bronchitis or asthma: You may have bronchitis, in infection or asthma. I recommend seeing a doctor.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ignore: It is hard to achieve a relaxation response on a full stomach.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It is hard to tell: It is hard to predict if it will go away. Often they do not go away. See the surgeon or a urologist is it is painful or too big and bothers you. Usua... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ignore: Take a vitamin B12 supplement 1000 mcgs per day. Many vegetarians don't get enough b12.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: I am not sure what you meant by something moved out of place. Do you have pain in your neck? If you have any pain from his massage then you should go ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Fairly high: I presume the breath test was negative. Only 2 weeks out from taking Prilosec there is a fairly high chance for a false negative. I agree with your do... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Don't lean on the : Table. I find that many people get this because the lean on the table when eating or working. My partner got it from leaning on the elliptical trainer... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Physical trauma: It can be caused by the physical trauma of exercise or sexual activity. Are you wearing supportive underwear like a jock strap when exercising. That w... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Talking to someone: I think it is a good idea to speak to a therapist, attend group therapy or enlist the help of your clergy.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Alcohol: One possibility is drinking too much alcohol if his vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) are normalm.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: This sounds like an infection of your skin or cellulitis. Pus suggests an abscess, you should be seen by a doctor right away.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
A while: I presume you are feeling better, the fever should be improved, though cough is milder. If that is the case then you are getting better. Many people h... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Tendonitis: It is probably tendonitis. Avelox can cause tendon pain or injury. Usually it will go away in a few weeks. Rest the elbows, avoid the motion that hur... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Asthma: There can be many causes of wheezing, asthma is the most common. Bronchitis or a chest cold is another cause. If you are havibg trouble breathing go t... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Throat infection: The most common cause is an infection of throat like strep throat, mononucleosis, and a variety of viruses. Only strep throat is treated by antibiotic... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Slower taper: You may have to taper it even slower than you did. Why did you decide to come off it? Is your depression better? Are you having side effects? Many peo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hives: I would need more information, but this is unlikely to be related to your gallbladder. Urticaria, or Hive is a rash that can come and go rapidly. It i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a provider: I encourage to see a provider to diagnosis of this bump, as it is unlikely to be the kind of rash that responds to triamcinolone.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Neuropathy: This can be so many things that it needs to evaluated in person with a doctor. It sounds like a neuropathy or nerve pain.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It depends: It really depends on your symptoms. If you have pain that does not go away, you may need surgery. See a spine surgeon for an opinion.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bacterial Vaginosis: Is it light beige? Bacterial vaginosis can look light beige. Have your doctor test for bacterial vaginosis. If it is brown it could be light bleedi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Syncope: We call blacking out syncope. There are several different causes of this. Some of these causes can be significant or serious so please see a doctor as... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perlmuter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perlmuter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks, doc and I will definitely follow a healthy diet with it
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Thanks for your quick reply! My MD Is using stool as the first test! How long should I wait?Blood?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
MD

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Completed 1985

Awards

patients choice award of 2012

Affiliations

American College of Physician
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