"I want to make sure my patients never feel like they're being rushed ... healthy communication is key."

Marissa joined Family First Medical Group in early 2020, and it didn’t take her long to make an immediate impact on her patients and colleagues.

She revels in the opportunity to educate her patients on how to live a healthier, happier life. The South Side native is relentless in her pursuit to empower everyone to strive for an optimal state of wellness … a quality she exemplifies in her own life. And, as you’ll quickly find out, she’s also incredibly friendly.

Marissa brings 12 years of professional experience from a variety of roles at Advocate Christ Medical Center, plus one year at Adult Primary Care Center, and one year at Best Practices Inpatient Care.

Marissa’s educational background has taken her through Queen of Peace High School, Moraine Valley Community College, Purdue University, and Olivet Nazarene University.

When she isn’t collaborating with her patients to improve their health and happiness, she’s probably traveling with her hunky fiance or playing with their English bulldog, Lady.

Marissa’s office hours
Monday: 7:30-4 in Evergreen Park
Tuesday: 10:30-6:30 in Evergreen Park
Wednesday: 7-4 in Evergreen Park
Thursday: 7-2:30 in Mokena
Friday: 8-1 in Mokena
Third Saturday of each month: 8-noon in Evergreen Park

To make an appointment: 708-572-7575

Hobbies: Cooking and trying new recipes, spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors

Two truths and a lie: I’m afraid of heights, I hate ice cream, and I love to travel.

Languages spoken: I can understand Spanish and I’m becoming more comfortable speaking it.

Favorite local restaurant: Pizza at Palmero’s or Phil’s

Three things I love about Chicago: The city skyline at night, the diversity, and the fact that we can experience all four seasons in one week!

Valuable piece of advice I was given: Start each day with gratitude in your heart to set the tone for the day.

The super power I would choose and why: I’d like to time travel to experience what life was like years ago.

This song always puts me in a good mood: “No Easy Way Out” from the Rocky IV soundtrack … or “She Drives Me Crazy” by Fine Young Cannibals

The app on my phone I can’t live without: 365 Gratitude

The app I can live without (but don’t want to): Amazon and Facebook

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