Biography & Education

Biography

Growing up working in her father’s family medicine clinic, Marissa Moritz-Guzik, PA-C, knew early on that she wanted to follow in his footsteps as a health care provider. 

“Seeing the relationships he developed and the preventive care he provided inspired me,” she said. “My most important role as a member of a health care team is to establish a mutual understanding through communication and education.” 

After earning her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and master’s degree in integrative physiology from the University of Colorado, Marissa moved to Oregon to attend Pacific University for her training as a physician assistant.

Marissa loves Portland, as do her husband, two dogs and three chickens. Her hobbies include cooking, camping, running and spending time with family and friends.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology: University of Colorado at Boulder

Master of Science, Integrative Physiology: University of Colorado at Boulder

Master of Science, Phyician Assistant Studies: Pacific University, Hillsboro, Ore.

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

16180 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 102
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Fax 503-582-4999

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • General practice
  • Physician assistant

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.8 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 43 Comments)

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09/04/2017
She is wonderful! I feel like I can talk about ANYTHING with her and she will not laugh at me or mock me. I recommend her to everyone I know.
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08/21/2017
Marissa is awesome!!
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08/03/2017
Marissa is very kind and caring. VERY pleasant - Always look forward to seeing her.
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08/02/2017
Marissa was very concerned and compassionate regarding my health concerns. She provided information and an examination which other providers had been reluctant to perform. it was very comforting to have someone really understand and appreciate my concerns. She is an excellent health care provider and I would recommend her with no reservations.
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07/31/2017
Marissa has established great rapport with me. She respects me, listens well, and presents options for care. She is what I have come to expect from great PCP care!
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06/27/2017
Marissa is awesome & very easy to talk to.
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06/27/2017
I did not like the medical assistant.
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06/22/2017
Marcia was excellent, caring and understanding. I hope to use her in the future.
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06/14/2017
Marissa the best provider I have ever seen. she is so caring and knowledgeable. She spends the time she needs with you when you're being seen in the office. I would recommend her to ANYONE!
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06/07/2017
I was in worse shape than I imagined. Marissa provided excellent care as usual. But she effectively explained the seriousness of my infection and the urgency for follow up care. It was deeply appreciated. Great care.
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06/06/2017
the Dr shows real concern for my health.
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06/01/2017
My care providers are the very best!
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05/17/2017
office staff and providers are AMAZING!!!
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05/16/2017
I followed Marissa from previous practice because she is excellent.
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05/03/2017
only issue I had with this visit was after I had checked in with the clerk/receptionist and I was seated in the waiting room, another clerk came to her window and arried on a loud extended conversation with another person seated in the waiting room. this was disturbing to over hear
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05/01/2017
I called my doctor office on April 25th at 10:57 am regarding my pregnancy cramping./ to see if we can move N.Y. ultra sound date forward to make sure my baby is doing okay and advice on allergy medicine that I can take while pregnant? it is now 05/01 i have heard nothing from my providers office? Very concerning to me at this point.
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04/21/2017
She was very good at explaining what she was doing & why [...] the exam.
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04/19/2017
PA Moritz-Guzik is the Northwest's best Physician Assistant - her respect, compassion, thirst for excellence, professional competence combined with exceptional communicative skills made medical discussions digestible. Add more like Marissa to your staff - immediately.
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04/17/2017
so far it's been a good experience.
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03/05/2017
I am new to Providence and this was my new patient appointment. I have been successful on a certain asthma medicine for years and it was reordered but it when I went to the pharmacy to get it [...] I didn't have "approval" for it. so I am wondering how I will breathe without this medicine. but the people in this office in the provider or very nice. she readily ordered the medication that I need and requested but I guess the insurance won't approve it. an alternate medication has not been offered.
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02/22/2017
Everyone at Sunnyside Providence has been great
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02/15/2017
I saw a PA not a doctor although I'm not happy with my current doctor. Marissa was good. I feel doctor and PA doesn't do a thoroughly exam on check ups like I used to get from my previous doctor @ [...].
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02/13/2017
I never got a call for the heart specialist that was referred too
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02/09/2017
I love having Marissa as my Doctor!! I drove from Salem to Happy Valley to see her. My friends think I'm crazy but there's no way I'd want to change doctors. Marissa is caring, respectful, funny, listens to me and makes me feel comfortable whenever I visit. She's just awesome!
100

02/08/2017
the person who took me back to the exam room did not introduce her self or tell me what her title was.
80

02/08/2017
I walked in and was able to see Dr [...]'s assistant with in 1/2 hr
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02/07/2017
Very good experience with her. very kind and professional.
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02/07/2017
I love Marissa! I feel so comfortable with her and I feel she really cares. I recommend her all the time to family and friends.
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01/30/2017
still not surehow to proceed finding out if i have arthritis and what to do next
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01/26/2017
Marissa is very professional and easy to talk to
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01/25/2017
Marissa is caring about what you have to say about question in regards to your health and ask if you want to do any testing instead of telling you need them, she give you the control to do it on your terms. She is all around wonderful.
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01/25/2017
I wouldn't go anywhere else. Love Marissa and also [...]. They both are so compassionate and caring.
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01/11/2017
did not receive after visit summary. Nothing has showed up on my chart.
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01/11/2017
The issue is with the practice and not the provider. I like my doctor the few times that I am able to meet with him. The PA also does a good job but I don't feel known by this office and communications with the office are always difficult.
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12/28/2016
Marissa is a huge asset to the company's team.
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12/19/2016
Marisa is a great physician assistant I prefer to see her over anyone else she always gives me all the time I need to explain my medical concerns and always ask how I am doing overall. she remember me and makes me feel comfortable going to her and talking to her about anything of my needs and concerns
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12/14/2016
I really enjoyed Marissa's as a doctor as a provider she's very understanding and gentle
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12/13/2016
only good experiences
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11/28/2016
All good!
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11/16/2016
Love Love Love Dr. Marissa, have waited along time to find a provider who listens and I connected so well with.
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11/09/2016
Me and my family love Marissa. If she wasn't a PA she would be our primary care. Friendly, personable, and all around great person!
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10/13/2016
Marissa always welcomes me with a smile and makes me feel my welfare is important to her. She never seems distracted and is always friendly, I don't feel like a burden. I never wanted a female care provider but she has completely changed my mind.
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09/22/2016
I LOVE my Marrissa!!! I have never had someone more wonderful then her