The Southeast Permanente Medical Group

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is an integral part of Kaiser Permanente. Our physicians can coordinate virtually every aspect of patient care - from referrals to laboratory tests to medications. With everything under one umbrella, our patients receive the highest continuity of care.

Dr. Bob Climko Joins TSPMG Behavioral Health


The Southeast Permanente Medical Group pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Climko, MD, MBA has joined TSPMG as Chief of Behavioral Health.

In his new role, Dr. Climko will be responsible for retention and recruitment of additional highly qualified Behavioral Health clinicians, further leadership development within the department, ensuring that our members have excellent access to behavioral health care, and focusing on delivering care of the highest quality. Ultimately, his efforts will be instrumental in helping us meet our affordability, quality, and service goals.

Dr. Climko has broad administrative, operational, disease and utilization management experience. Positions he held prior to joining TSPMG include Senior Medical Director of APS Healthcare, Director of Medical Affairs for the Cobb/Douglas County Community Service Board, Medical Director for the DeKalb Regional Crisis Center, and Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health Partners.

Dr. Climko received his medical degree from Northeastern University and completed a residency in Psychiatry at UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School. He is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.