Tamar Perlow, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

1775 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Office: 847-318-6020

Fax: 847-318-2712

Meet Tamar Perlow, MD

About me

  • Gender:
  • Primary area of focus: Primary Care
  • Clinical interests: AsthmaDiabetesEmotional Well-BeingGastroenterologyGynecological CareHealth MaintenanceHypertensionImmunizationsInfectious DiseaseWell Child Care
  • Related website: https://www.advocatehealth.com/amg/



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

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

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

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 162 patient ratings.


April 7, 2020 7:25 PM

The provider was a great listener and caring. The provider recommended evidence based practice.

April 7, 2020 10:59 AM

Dr. Perlow always listens to me, is thorough, respectful and professional.

March 23, 2020 3:12 PM

Dr. Perlow is the best doctor.

March 19, 2020 11:18 AM

I have been Tamar Perlow's patient for 30 years, which shows my confidence in her. 99% of the time there is a student shadowing her; I don't particularly appreciate having to spend 20 minutes reviewing my history with them before seeing Dr. Perlow. I understand that they have to have clinical practice but sometimes this bothers me.

March 16, 2020 2:29 PM

Tamar Perlow is always pleasant and has a positive attitude.

March 16, 2020 2:29 PM

good experience. Dr. Perlow was pleased that I lost weight and am exercising.

March 9, 2020 12:12 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is very caring & a wonderful person & doctor!

March 9, 2020 12:12 PM

Great experience always!

February 22, 2020 9:13 AM

Dr Tamar Perlow is a great doctor. She's professional, knowledgeable, kind and caring. All office staff is courteous and efficient.

February 22, 2020 9:13 AM

Always good experience.

February 11, 2020 10:38 AM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is an excellent doctors. She listened carefully to my concerns and ordered the required tests needed to address my complaints.

February 11, 2020 10:38 AM

Superior doctor, attentive, thorough, caring.

February 8, 2020 6:46 AM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is ALWAYS thorough and professional as well as genuinely friendly and caring.

February 8, 2020 6:46 AM

Dr. Perlow is the best.

January 9, 2020 6:14 AM

Dr. Perlow has been my PMP for 20+ years. She is amazing & she is the person that I want to see when I call for an appt. because she knows me so well. She is also someone who is a critical thinker & is more inclined to order certain tests & such. Base don my presentation, than some of the other MDs that I've seen. Having said that, it's a good group of MDs - I just prefer Dr. P.

January 8, 2020 2:39 PM

She is an excellent doctor!

January 6, 2020 7:24 PM

I love Dr Tamar Perlow! She always spends ample time with me and genuinely cares!

January 6, 2020 7:24 PM

Best Doctor!

December 21, 2019 8:44 AM

Dr.Tamar Perlow is the best doctoctor.She is very caring, professional and very knowledgeable .Also she is very understanding to my health concern.

December 10, 2019 10:52 AM

She is very carrying .

December 10, 2019 5:03 AM

Everyone is very helpful from the time we call for an appointment until we leave.

December 10, 2019 5:03 AM

Dr. Perlow is always friendly, professional, knowledgeable, thorough and helpful. I'm so glad we are able to see her!

December 9, 2019 3:44 PM

Liked my doctor and the time she spends with the annual routine visit

December 7, 2019 3:47 PM

never had a problem dr. always shows concern and easy to talk to

December 7, 2019 3:47 PM

good takes time for me

November 18, 2019 6:56 PM

she's always caring

November 18, 2019 6:56 PM

always good to see my Doctor

October 18, 2019 7:00 PM


October 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

as always, Dr. Perlow was helpful and considerate of my feelings and as always, was very professional. would not change doctor for any reason.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

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.

September 6, 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.

September 1, 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!

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

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

July 19, 2019 7:00 PM


June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Tamar Perlow is the best!!

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

as always, received best care and information I asked about

June 6, 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.

May 29, 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)!

May 5, 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.

April 2, 2019 7:00 PM

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

March 7, 2019 6:00 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!

February 25, 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.

February 22, 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.

February 14, 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.

February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

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

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.

January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

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

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

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

January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

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

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Perlow was exceptional as always.

January 24, 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.

December 1, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Perlow is the absolute best!

November 26, 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.

November 15, 2018 6:00 PM

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

November 12, 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.

November 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tamar Perlow is an exceptionally caring human being!

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!

October 16, 2018 7:00 PM

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

October 6, 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.

September 7, 2018 7:00 PM

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

September 2, 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!!!

August 31, 2018 7:00 PM

great experience. felt well cared for

August 11, 2018 7:00 PM

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

August 6, 2018 7:00 PM

very good experience

July 29, 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.

July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

"She was very nice."

July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

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

July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

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

June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

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

June 25, 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.

June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Always thorough, friendly and caring.

May 29, 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.

May 7, 2018 7:00 PM

very good experience

April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

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

April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

it was excellent!

April 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Always a pleasant experience.

April 19, 2018 7:00 PM


April 10, 2018 7:00 PM

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

April 9, 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!

April 8, 2018 7:00 PM


April 4, 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.

March 25, 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!

March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Absolutely wonderful!

March 8, 2018 6:00 PM

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

March 2, 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.

February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

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

January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent physician!

January 19, 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.

January 5, 2018 6:00 PM

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

January 2, 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.

November 19, 2017 6:00 PM


November 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Always very professional, caring, positive and educational.

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