Tamar  Perlow

Tamar Perlow, M.D.

1775 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Tamar Perlow, M.D.

Family Medicine

Primary Care

1775 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068


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The groundwork upon which all other principles are ultimately based is the doctor patient relationship. I value getting to know my patients before they have a serious health concern so that I can understand what they need as a person if they do become sick. When medical decisions need to be made, I help patients by providing guidance that enables them to make informed decisions about the direction of their care.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Family Medicine
  • Primary Area of Focus: Primary Care
  • Gender:
  • Age: 59
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Family Medicine



  • Residency: MacNeal Memorial Hospital
  • Internship: MacNeal Memorial Hospital
  • Medical School: University Of Illinois College Of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Tamar Perlow, M.D.

5 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

138 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

5 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.9 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings


I am very pleased with my Provider in terms of open communication, genuine concern, excellent medical knowledge, and an approach that is not too aggressive but takes my concerns seriously.

Reviewed on September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I am fortunate to have Dr Tamar Perlow as my primary care physician for over 30 years. She is an excellent doctor who truly cares about her patients well-being.

Reviewed on September 6, 2019 7:00 PM

I've been seeing Dr Tamar Perlow for more than 20 years. She's an excellent listener and offers very sound advice. She's the best doctor I've ever had. She's smart AND personable!

Reviewed on September 1, 2019 7:00 PM

She is very good with taking care of my health & well being. Listens well & is concerned

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Tamar Perlow is the best!!

Reviewed on June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

as always, received best care and information I asked about

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Tamar Perlow is one of the best doctors I have ever seen! She is always interested in what I have to say/health or personal info. She is a great listener and she knows her stuff.

Reviewed on June 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is the best!! She's been my primary physician for over 30 years. Also treated my mom when she was alive; showed her special attention, care & respect (and she lived to be 100)!

Reviewed on May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I just LOVE Dr. Perlow, she is soooo caring. Takes her time when ever I do a visit, never rushing. I feel like she really cares about me and my medical condition.

Reviewed on May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

She is warm, caring, and knowledgeable. I trust her completely.

Reviewed on April 2, 2019 7:00 PM

I had an apptmt to see my PCP/Dr. Perlow for my annual physical/I had asked to have orders for mammogram/bloodwork/chest x-ray which she gave me so I'd have them completed prior to my physical. She's so accommodating!

Reviewed on March 7, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Perlow is not only very knowledgeable and thorough, but she has the best bedside manner. She includes me in health care decisions and explains things well. Dr. Perlow is very personable and asks about my family as well. I like her not only as my doctor, but as a person, too.

Reviewed on February 25, 2019 6:00 PM

She's always a good listener & advocates for me. There was an medical student or intern present with doctor & I. I didn't mind. I spoke freely about the side effects of the prescribed medicine that stopped my desire to be taking it.

Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is a rare, competent, patient, compassionate and outstanding physician. Our family consists of 2 Advocate/Northshore pediatricians, 2 Radiologist specialists, and one Spine Surgery Nurse Practioner, Apn, so we have extremely high standards and expectations.

Reviewed on February 14, 2019 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Tamar Perlow. Although, I often have to wait to see her, it's worth it.

Reviewed on February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

she is very caring , explain things that easy to understand about your health. listen and concerns of what I need to say. she really have a good heart to her patient and with healing personality.

Reviewed on February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

I have been a patient of Tamar Perlow for 30 years. Enough said.

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Tamar Perlow is a great professional and a wonderful person!

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

dr.perlow is always concerned about my health and explains things to me and asks questions.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Perlow was exceptional as always.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Perlow has been my provider for 25 or more years. She ALWAYS provides the best care for me. We talk I everything that concerns me and herself. I trust and respect her decisions on my health care.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Perlow is the absolute best!

Reviewed on December 1, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is the best physician I have ever had. The only problem I have is wait times. She spends a lot of time with her patients, which I like, but this causes her to run behind schedule. Not sure how to resolve this, other than scheduling more time between appointments.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is the best and I've had her for over 30 years.

Reviewed on November 15, 2018 6:00 PM

Tamar Perlow always listens and we talk a lot a about all my ailments (and there are many!). She is patient and empathetic, which is why I've been seeing her for 30 years.

Reviewed on November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is an exceptionally caring human being!

Reviewed on November 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is the best doctor, very loving & is truly concerned about me as an individual & patient! I hope she never retires!

Reviewed on November 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Perlow is always professional, courteous, helpful & kind.

Reviewed on October 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Tamar Perlow is always wanting the best for me. I trust her so completely plus she has a wonderful, caring personality.

Reviewed on October 6, 2018 7:00 PM

As always, Doctor Perlow provided exceptional care & concern for my questions.

Reviewed on September 7, 2018 7:00 PM

all of the staff are extremely helpful and friendly - the Doctors are awesome - Dr Tamar Perlow is the best of the best!!!

Reviewed on September 2, 2018 7:00 PM

great experience. felt well cared for

Reviewed on August 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Perlow is very knowledgeable, friendly, kind, attentive, and personable.

Reviewed on August 11, 2018 7:00 PM

very good experience

Reviewed on August 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Tamar Perlow takes as much time as necessary to discuss all my lab results and other issues. She had a student shadowing her but asked me in advance if I minded. I find her a caring concerned physician and wish she worked full time.

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

"She was very nice."

Reviewed on July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. T. Perlow was thorough, professional, listened to me, and the time didn't feel rushed.

Reviewed on July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is the best! I trust her judgment always.

Reviewed on July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

I have no complaints on this medical office! Very happy with them!!

Reviewed on June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

I am very pleased with Dr. Perlow, she is amazing and treats me with the upmost respect. I would highly reccomend her to anyone.

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Always thorough, friendly and caring.

Reviewed on June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

we talked about prolia shots and pros and cons. we talked about my weight and my sugar consumption. dr Perlow is always compassionate and caring and willing to help in any way.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018 7:00 PM

very good experience

Reviewed on May 7, 2018 7:00 PM

I feel like she is my friend, not just my doctor and I thoroughly trust her!

Reviewed on April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

it was excellent!

Reviewed on April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Always a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on April 26, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is always caring, sincere & professional. She always takes the time to really listen.

Reviewed on April 10, 2018 7:00 PM

I have been Tamar Perlow's patient for about 30 years. She is sensitive, kind, and truly cares about her patients. She is in Family Practice, but always knows what specialists to refer me to when necessary. And she has most of their phone numbers memorized!

Reviewed on April 9, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 8, 2018 7:00 PM

I view my relationship with my doctor as a partnership regarding my health. My doctor keeps me well-informed and always asks if I have questions or if anything needs to be explained. I don't feel rushed into the appointment and I feel she has my best interests in mind.

Reviewed on April 4, 2018 7:00 PM

I always feel as though Tamar takes as much time as needed to discuss your health issues and methods to deal with them. She is also a great teacher for the Residents!

Reviewed on March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed on March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

It's always a good experience to see Dr. Perlow.

Reviewed on March 8, 2018 6:00 PM

provider is one of the best providers I have had in the long time. she is not only my provider but for others in my family. she's patient, understanding, and always willing to help in anyway. Tamar Perlow is one of the BEST doctors I have had in a very long time.

Reviewed on March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Tamar has been my doctor for years. She is professional and a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent physician!

Reviewed on January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr.T Perlow is an excellent doctor. I've had her as my doctor for over 30 yrs and have recommended her to countless family and friends. I have never doubted her concern, expertise, and professionalism. She always gives you her full attention and, though busy, never seems in a rush. I can always count on her to personally call me with important test results or advice.

Reviewed on January 19, 2018 6:00 PM

great experience. always feel good and cared for when i visit dr. perlow

Reviewed on January 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Tamar Perlow has remarkable empathy for her patients. I have been seeing her for 30 years, and she remembers not only my medical history, but the other physicians I see. She keeps track of all the other doctors I'm supposed to see and when and the routine innoculations & procedures I'm supposed to have.

Reviewed on January 2, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on November 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Always very professional, caring, positive and educational.

Reviewed on November 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is the best physician that I have ever seen. she is a great listener, kind, compassionate and caring. She takes a proactive approach but does not over react

Reviewed on September 9, 2017 7:00 PM

I never have a negative experience when I see Dr. Perlow. I have been seeing her for a very long time so she really knows my history and the way that I think about things. We discuss my concerns, she asks about my wellbeing, LISTENS to what I have to say and collaborates with me on my care. She is awesome!

Reviewed on August 13, 2017 7:00 PM

I went for my yearly check-up, but had other health concerns to speak to her about. We discussed my concerns and she gave me refferrals for tests and specialists to address my concerns.

Reviewed on August 7, 2017 7:00 PM

As before, this Provider took the time to answer my questions and concerns, discussed my treatment plans, and made me feel very comfortable with her knowledge and professional manner. When I post a question on the Patient Portal, she always replies thoroughly and promptly.

Reviewed on August 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Perlow is compassionate, direct and thorough. I am pleased that she is managing my health issues.

Reviewed on May 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is a deeply CARING doctor.

Reviewed on March 30, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Perlow always remembers info about me and my kids. She is so bright, friendly and calming. Best doctor in the group!

Reviewed on March 20, 2017 7:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on February 20, 2017 6:00 PM

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Clinical Interests

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Emotional Well-Being
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecological Care
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hypertension
  • Immunizations
  • Infectious Disease
  • Well Child Care


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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