Marisa is an empathetic and open-minded provider who uses holistic, evidence-based medicine to improve her patients' well-being and quality of life. She strives to create a culturally-sensitive environment where patients can openly discuss their concerns and treatment options. Marisa is a Bay Area native whose favorite ways to stay healthy include hiking on Mt. Tam, meditating with a local Zen Buddhist community, and being outside in nature. She enjoys caring for her adopted parrots, Rio and Mango, and writes in her free time, hoping to author a book someday. She is fluent in Spanish and welcomes the opportunity to speak the language with her patients. Marisa earned her Master's of Science degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.