Maria aims to develop a true partnership with her patients by fostering an approachable environment, encouraging open dialogue, and promoting education and accessibility. She has expertise in adolescent medicine and has a true passion for caring for teens. Maria is also fluent in Spanish and happy to speak it with patients. To stay balanced and healthy, she loves to get lost in books and movies, practice yoga, and cook nutritious meals. Prior to One Medical, Maria spent 10 years as a medical director and family practice doctor for a community clinic in Santa Cruz. She graduated from the University of Washington and completed her residency at Santa Monica UCLA Family Medicine residency. Maria is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.