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Meet Monica Perlman of Perlman Clinic

Today we’d like to introduce you to Monica Perlman.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Monica. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born in Mexico City and moved to San Diego when I was 16. I went to UCSD for my undergraduate degree and then to medical school at UCI (Irvine). I had all 3 of my children while attending Medical School and after graduation, my husband and I decided to return to San Diego. I am blessed with a daughter and identical twin boys.

I worked at Scripps Clinic until I eventually decided to start my independent medical practice in Internal and Preventive Medicine. I opened my first office in the Ximed Building in the Scripps Memorial Campus in La Jolla in 2006.

About 2 years ago my twin sons developed a plan to expand our practice. At that time I had a successful small practice with another physician and a physician assistant. My son Mitchell became CEO of Perlman Clinic and he has since opened new Perlman Clinics in Clairemont, Hillcrest, Kensington, Carlsbad and will be opening a new Perlman Clinic in a few months in Downtown La Jolla. We now have 20 medical providers and about 70 employees. We have a unique medical practice and a family business. My daughter Raquel is our Concierge Medical Coordinator, my husband Ron is our CFO and also directs all our new construction and legal and my other son Ian works as a consultant (he lives in San Francisco).

Today our practice has expanded to include Pain Management, Endocrinology, Neurology, Integrative Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Preventative Medicine.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Today there are many female physicians. That wasn’t he case when I went to medical school or when I started to practice. To a large degree the flexibility I needed as a professional and mother has been the foundation for the culture we have established at Perlman Clinic. We understand that the stress and dedication of a medical provider requires accomodations on the part of the medical practice. My and my husband’s personal journey makes us sensitive to our providers’ needs. I firmly believe that if we create a healthy, flexible work environment for our medical providers, and that we allow them sufficient time to treat our patients, that the end result will be excellent patient care – along with a happy work environment.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Perlman Clinic is a primary care medical practice (internal medicinc, preventive medicine, family medicine). In addition, Perlman Clinic also has specialized physicians who practice pain management, endocrinology, integrative medicine, gynecology and neurology.

Our theme is “Doctor, Friend, Advocate”. We provide quality medical care while making sure our medical providers have a quality life style. We believe that both parts are essential for a succesful medical practice.

Our goal is to have same or next day care for all our patients. That is why we also provide Urgent Care and multiple convenient locations.

What were you like growing up?
I was alway interested in math and science. My undergraduate degree was in biochemistry but as a child I always said I would be a neuroscientist. Something about the brain really interested me. Additionally, I came from a unique family. I went to the American School in Mexico City and therefore grew up speaking English in addition to Spanish. I am truley a Bi-Cultural person.

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  1. Randi Wax

    November 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Dr. Monica Perlman is a true warrior in the medical profession. She does not stop or take no for an answer until she finds a solution to help her patient. Her passion for problem solving is above and beyond. She is the most outstanding diagnostician in her field. Her families insight as to what was needed and what the community could benefit from filled a niche which was lacking in San Diego County. Perlman Clinic is an outstanding medical facility where a patient can go and be treated by multiple specialists in one office with flexible hours inclusive of weekends!

  2. Nancy Browar

    November 18, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Monica Perlman has proven to be the kind of physician who goes above and beyond the call of duty…she will proactively go after the medical care and welfare of her patients in a way I’ve never experienced before…. her attention to every detail and everything available to anyone with a medical condition is beyond compare. Her expertise in hiring only the finest physicians in their fields will prove invaluable in the expansion of Perlman Clinics and allow those who go to any of the clinics know that they are in the best of hands… we are lucky to be in a city with these clinics at our disposal. I only hope they open more so that more will benefit from them.

    • Patricia Siple

      September 11, 2019 at 11:12 pm

      Dr Perlman is a one of a kind Dr
      I have been a patient of Dr Perlman & Dr Canelo at Perlman Clinic and I am Forever Grateful for All the Expertise. Both extremely knowledgeable and kind & friendly.

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