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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 - Cleveland Clinic
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH

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

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

Undergraduate - Denison University
Granville, OH


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Urgent care medicineEducation

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 3/25/2024, Dr. Perala has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

159 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

Best doctor I've ever had by far actually listens as well cares for his patients.

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

Top notch doctor has went above and beyond to show compassion for me as a patient

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Perala was very patient and understanding. He allowed me to ask multiple questions and provided clear responses. I found this visit to be very comprehensive and helpful.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Everything was great. All my questions were answered . I felt very confident and comfortable with Dr. Perala

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr Perella - is hands down the best PCP I have ever at the privilege to work with - Ever!

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr Norman Perala was extremely thorough. We talked about risks and benefits of certain things and he was very helpful. He was kind, courteous and professional. He was helpful in making decisions about my health. I would recommend him to any friend or family member.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Perala was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions fully and patiently. It was clear that he is very up-to- date on all the newest procedures and medicines. I have found a fabulous new PCP!!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Overall an excellent experience. An online appt. Is so convenient and easy. I also feel that the Dr. Is very focused on the visit and therefore provides undivided attention to patient. I will continue to schedule online visits.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

I felt very respected and cared for during my visit. The provider was attentive to my concerns and gave thorough explanations that were easy to understand. They made sure to include me in the decision-making process about my treatment, which I greatly appreciated. I felt valued as an individual and would confidently recommend this provider to others.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr. Perala had reviewed my records and knew about my surgery, lab report, and follow up.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Easy to make the appointment. Dr. Persla's staff called to set up the appointment for yearly.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Perala keeps current of our health.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

You truly never know, with virtual appointments, how they are going to go. This was a fantastic experience. The doctor even called me immediately after the appointment to clarify the medication directions.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

WONDERFUL physician. He was very helpful and even called after the appointment to make sure I knew how to administer the medication.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr perala is the best there is. Very knowledgeable but also very kind and compassionate

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Parela is remarkable!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Parela is EXCEPTIONAL!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Most caring doctor I've ever met. I'm 63 with 4 kids and I've had experience with many, many doctors and none come close to Dr. Perela.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. P was great. He took his time, paid attention and helped me. He was able to answer all of my questions with and tell me about the science to back it all up.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Paralla is very professional and understanding of my medical conditions. He is an excellent Dr to have as my PCP

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I would and have recommented Dr Perala to many family and friends.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Perala is very knowledgeable and always able to answers questions and resolve issues I have.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Perala is the most patient, caring doctor I have ever had. You know he is quite busy, yet you never feel hurried and he listens to you.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Personally, the best experience I've ever had has been with Dr. Parella. He is very caring, very knowledgeable and compassionate towards all his patients. I'm sure he is A+ in my opinion as a position.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

I would highly recommend Dr. Parella to anyone that was looking for a doctor that actually listened such a rare thing. Dr. P is the best in my opinion.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

My PCP was out for the week so her nurse arranged the video visit with Dr Perala

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr. Perala is an amazing doctor, and I always know I'm getting the best care in my area.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Best doctor I have had - hands down. I even said better than my last concierge doc at UH. Never giving him up! He is thorough, listens, assists-been a wonderful experience!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

He is a really great guy! I would recommend him to friends and family!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Perela is a very awesome and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Perala was very easy to talk with about my health.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Doctor was very knowledgeable and able to handle all my needs.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Perala truly demonstrates human centered care and I truly appreciate his demonstrating this.

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.

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