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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Madison Medical Office, Express & Outpatient Care
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve Univ. SOM
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Denison University
Granville, OH USA

Specialty Interests

Urgent care medicine Education

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Norman Perala, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/7/2022, Dr. Perala has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

179 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

The access was very easy to navigate. I scheduled using myChart, updated the app on my phone as needed, completed my pre-appointment questionnaire and connected with Dr. P with ZERO problems.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

My previous PCP's retired and I have been bouncing around with whoever was available for some time now. I first met Dr. P my last appointment before this most recent one and he made the experience so comfortable that I asked him to be my new PCP despite my concerns of having a PCP via zoom. I had three reasons for calling and Dr. P addressed all of them, making me feel comfortable and heard throughout the whole process.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Perala is inquisitive, empathetic and truly excels at explaining conditions in a way his patients can understand. I have seen a number of providers since becoming physically unwell in 2012, and no one has come close to his level of care. He took my concerns seriously and uncovered a major issue that had been overlooked for years. It seems as though to him, practicing medicine is a passion - not just a job. He truly cares for the well-being of his patients and for the Cleveland Clinic. He is an asset to the institution. I highly appreciate him as a provider and wish I could rate him more than five stars.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Perala's staff is excellent. Very kind, thoughtful and highly skilled. I really appreciate everyone in his office!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Perala is a gifted physician. I truly can't explain how excellent the care he provides and the manner he provides it. He listens to understand and somehow will put you at ease with any concern you may have. His depth of knowledge and skills are outstanding.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I never have issue with Dr. Perala's audio or visual with our telehealth visits. He is always in a secure, quiet environment. He is attentive and on time. I appreciate that he offers virtual visits as it makes getting the care I need much more assessable.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. P has been very understanding to my situation of being homebound helping guide me every step

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Perala always responds to my messages in a timely manner.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023


Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Perala is the most compassionate, reliable and knowledgeable physician I have had throughout my entire hospital experience. He is open, intelligent, diligent; and clearly has an immense passion for his career. Highly recommended to friends and family.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr Perala truly is an amazing provider.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr.Perela is always helpful and considerate about helping with my health issues and answered all questions I was worried about

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Perala was extremely considerate concerning the issues the video visit was giving me

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Perala was absolutely excellent! He was very thorough and answered all my questions with detail and respectfully! It was a very easy process to schedule and meet with Dr. Perala, with a virtual appt., especially since I am a senior. I am very pleased with my care and so thankful that I have found a new PCP that is wonderful and practices virtual medicine!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Doctor P. Listens when you talk and explains everything. If you have concerns about anything he will make sure to address those concerns whether it to be getting scans having blood drawn or seeing another provider for that issues. He is such a great doctor. I have been seeing him for over a year now and just absolutely adore him. He has helped me with my cancer issues.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Perala is very knowledgeable, insightful, and always includes me in decisions about my care.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Fantastic doctor. Definitely my new pcp! Cleveland clinic is#1

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

My good friend just had his first visit and he's hooked with Dr Perala

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

Able to gwt and connect with Dr. Parela easily.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

Dr. Parela relates to Bill very well. He explained the lab report and gave Bill guidance how to deal with his residual affects of the past 8nfection and told him it had not started to grow again.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

The only I wish is that he would come back to in person visits. He's the only provider that I trust and it took a long time to find him.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Best Physician I Ever Had

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

This was the first time in a very long time I felt like a doctor really listened to my concerns. Dr. Perala took me seriously, scheduling tests to check a variety of potential causes and explaining possible solutions depending on what the results say. I am new to the Ohio area and the Cleveland Clinic and I am so glad that my care seems to be taken seriously here.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr.Perala is kind, considerate and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Perala is the best doctor I have ever had. He is extremely caring, kind, and respectful. He truly values your concerns and needs and always addresses every question. He is thorough and knowledgeable. He is easy to reach via MyChart and responds quickly. Seriously the best doctor and I am thankful to have him as my PCP.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

I was very happy with working with Dr.Perala, and appreciated that our focus was on my specific concerns, and that they were addressed for both immediate and long term considerations.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Nothing bad or even close to it to report. Excellent staff and doctor! Honestly THE BEST DOCTOR I've had in 40 some years!!!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Perala was very kind and helpful. I felt well taken care of.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

It was very pleasant and Dr P. Explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr was great

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr Perala he takes his time and listens to you doesn't rush you! Very good Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Very patient and knowledgeable doctor. Listens carefully and will address your concerns with you, doesn't seem in a rush to end appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr. Perala is the most caring and professional doctor I have ever come into contact with. I would recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr. Perala cares about his patients individual concerns and needs and addresses them accordingly. He is a great doctor and I'm fortunate to have him as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Getting your appointment was easy but I'm not so sure the doctor understood what I was talking about obviously I'm still waiting on him to sign off on my power chair which is a little bit irritating

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

It is always a good experience talking to Dr. Perala

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

It seems to me that Dr. Perala is always up to date on where his patients are with his medical care.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

I have already recommended Dr Perala to others. He gathered and read a significant amount of information about my past medical care so was very prepared for his appointment with me.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Perala asked well-informed questions and was a good listener, allowing me to ask questions. He completed an extensive summary on my chart the same day of my appointment. And allow me to review and add to the summary.

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