About Ideal Health Chicago

Imagine health care centered on the patient, not the process and the insurance company. ideal Health Chicago is a direct primary care model which offers both individual services and membership options and that puts the focus on you, your health care goals and your relationship with your physician. Appointments are on time and not rushed, ensuring all of your questions and concerns are addressed and answered. Finally, you will be able to work with your physician to develop a long term health care plan to address your overall health and well-being.

“I made an appointment for a “one-time physical”. The office was beautiful and the doctor was extremely personable and knowledgeable. I ended up joining the membership that same day. The membership has proven to be invaluable during COVID.”

When you are sick or have an acute problem, ideal Health recognizes your need to have access to your physician. With your membership, you are guaranteed same-day visits or next-day visits during normal business hours. In addition, you will enjoy direct access to your physician using phone, text, email, and video conferencing to make sure your health care needs are met at all times.

Dr. Shaila Pai-Verma, Founder

Dr. Pai-Verma began her medical career at Pennsylvania Hospital/University of Pennsylvania Health System in 1996 as a resident in internal medicine. In 2000, after completing her medical training, she began practice in Chicago at a hospital-based suburban medical group. During her time at the Gunnar Medical Group, she was awarded a certificate of recognition for a resident teaching program from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago in 2005 and in 2006.

She joined Rush University Medical Center in 2009 as clinical faculty and served as medical director of Internal Medicine at Rush and continued working as faculty at Rush until 2019. She is board certified in internal medicine and was inducted as a Fellow by the American College of Physicians in 2015.  She is an active member of the medical staff at Rush University Medical Center.

Dr Pai-Verma’s approach to primary care medicine begins with building a personal profile of the patient, understanding all aspects of their life and health care needs. She then develops a highly-individualized approach that incorporates both evidence-based multi-modal disease management while supplementing with an integrative approach to disease management when appropriate. From a long-term perspective, Dr. Pai-Verma’s goal is to outline a longitudinal health care plan for her patients physical and emotional well-being.

A resident of Chicago for the past 20 yrs, Dr. Pai-Verma lives in the Bucktown neighborhood with her husband, three boys and her dog, Hamilton. She enjoys reading, art, cooking, travel and exercise. An active community member, she volunteers at her children’s school and supports multiple charities both locally and abroad.

Dr. Pai-Verma has relationships with the best specialists in Chicago and, when required, will refer you for treatment. She believes that as your primary health care provider, communication with specialists is key, and she will work with you to make sure you understand all treatment options and recommendations in order to help you make the best individual decisions based on your overall health and needs.

Not ready for membership yet or feel that you are healthy enough and do not need to see a physician more than a couple of times a year? Take advantage of other services like one time physicals and acute care visits and Tele-visits.