Marina Ortega, PAFamily Medicine

: Petaluma: English, Spanish: Samuel Merritt University: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies: California Physician Assistant Certification Board: yes



    • Preventative medicine
    • Patient education
    • Mentoring
    • Full-scope family medicine

    Marina has been advocating for the health and human rights of underserved communities for 15 years, working with immigrants, farmworkers, people with disabilities, the LGBT community, and people living with HIV/AIDS. She sees herself as her patients’ partner in leading healthy lives. She believes that combining her clinical experience with her patients’ own intuitive knowledge leads to positive health outcomes.

    Marina is a National Health Service Corps Scholar, in recognition of her commitment to providing health care to communities in need. She received her Master Physician Assistant degree from Samuel Merritt University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

    Marina sits on the Center’s Spanish-speaking patient advisory board, working to ensure that patients’ ideas are represented in the organization’s decision-making. She also leads a mentoring program that connects students interested in health careers with providers and others interested in helping them achieve their goals.