Marissa Perino

Your Health Diplomat and Communication Advocate

$24.20 15 min Intro Call


Years of Experience

Virtual Support Available

Nice To Meet You!

I work to ensure your doctors take you seriously and respond to your concerns with respectful, clear communication. As your advocate, I offer unique skills in applied medical sociology to help you obtain information and confidently communicate your decisions. Years of interviewing physicians and over ten years as a patient advocate mean that I've explored all sides of the doctor-patient encounter, in-depth. This research serves as guidance and an evidence basis for patient advocacy that builds relationships. I also offer reassurance, emotional support, and practical guidance personalized to your needs and concerns.

A Bit About My Approach:

I facilitate collaboration between you and your care team. We start by identifying your values, communication needs, and opportunities for teamwork. I promote flexible and open information-sharing between you and your doctors, helping each side listen to learn. By brokering many possible social divisions that create barriers to quality care, I advocate the integrity and quality of communication you and your doctors both seek. Along the way, I offer a supportive non-medical presence for clients who wish to find meaning in their experiences with illness. This sociological expertise best serves those who want decision support due to the complexity of diagnostic, treatment, caregiving, or other options provided by their doctors.

What To Expect From Our Intro Call:

In our first 15 minutes, I'll get to know you and listen carefully to what you're looking for in an advocate. We'll discuss how I can help, so I recommend preparing a few key questions. For example, you could ask how a consultation can add value to your healthcare journey and how the process of working together would proceed. If everything sounds good, I'll send over a contract, and we can get started. I look forward to meeting you!

Top Specialties
Decision-Making Support

Decision-Making Support

General Medical Navigation

General Medical Navigation

Women's Health

Women's Health

More About Marissa

University of California, San Diego

Doctoral Research on Physician Work, Economics, Culture; Passed Doctoral Field/Qualifying Written and Oral Exams in Economic Sociology and Sociology of Religion

2013 - 2016

University of California, San Diego

Master of Arts, Sociology (Medical Sociology thesis)

2011 - 2013

University of California, San Diego

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Sociology of Science and Medicine, High Distinction

2007 - 2011

Licenses & Certifications

Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA)




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