Dr. Robert Perhala, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 62

Rheumatology

Dr. Robert Perhala, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Avon, OH and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Perhala has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening. He graduated from Ohio State U, College of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Firelands Regional Medical Center and Mercy Health - Lorain Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Robert Perhala, MD

Northern Ohio Arthritis Center

36855 American Way Ste A Avon, OH 44011 ()
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Perhala

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Perhala treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Perhala treats other conditions, please contact the office at (440) 934-2200.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Perhala is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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Dr. Perhala's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(440) 934-2200

Dr. Perhala accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Perhala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Perhala

4.3

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
81.48148148148148%
(22)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
14.814814814814815%
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Best doctor I have! Great bedside manner! Very understanding and has a great listening ear! Tries everything under the sun to treat his patients. He is gentle and kind. A good soul. I’d recommend him to anyone needing a Rheumatology doctor. His staff is amazing, as well!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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TCM in NR, OH – Jun 14, 2019
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Dr. Perhala is the most caring and helpful doctor I have ever seen. His experience and willingness to listen has made such a difference in my treatments. I trust Dr. Perhala completely, and appreciate everything he has done for me.
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May 17, 2019
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I had to cancel one of my appointments with Dr. Perhala because I was going to be out of town. When I called to re-schedule an appointment, I left 3 messages in the scheduler’s voice mail as you CANNOT SPEAK TO A PHYSICAL PERSON! That was in March! I am still waiting for a call back! I guess “Amber” determines who should see the Dr!!!
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Apr 10, 2019
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Very impersonal, doesn't give time needed, quick to get in and out of the room, will not give refills unless he has seen you every 3 months...should be 6...money hungry
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Nov 27, 2018
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This doctor is a saint. He was so patient getting my inflammatory arthritis under control . He even gave me a prednisone shot so I could enjoy my vacation in Savannah. Great listener and sympathetic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Debbie in Avon Lake, OH – Aug 17, 2017
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I have seen Dr. Perhala for my condition. He was very helpful, and treated me with the utmost respect, and treated my fibromyalgia and arthritis with the meds I needed at that time. as of now, I no longer need a doctor for those conditions, but if I did, I would definitely use him again, and I would recommend him to my family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Patricia Emory in Elyria OH – Nov 20, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Robert Perhala, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Avon, OH and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Perhala has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1985
Ohio State U, College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Robert Perhala, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Robert Perhala, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Perhala frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening. See all practice areas where Dr. Perhala specializes.

Where is Dr. Robert Perhala, MD's office located?

Dr. Perhala's office is located at 36855 American Way Ste A, Avon, OH 44011. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Northern Ohio Arthritis Center

Northern Ohio Arthritis Center Inc.36855 American Way Ste A Avon, OH 44011
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Perhala is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Firelands Regional Medical Center

Sandusky, OH

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Mercy Health - Lorain Hospital

Lorain, OH

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center

Elyria, OH

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

1 Award Received