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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4.7 out of 5 (119 Ratings, 40 Comments)

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02/21/2017
Everyone at Sunnyside Providence has been great
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02/14/2017
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 @ [...].
100

02/12/2017
I never got a call for the heart specialist that was referred too
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02/08/2017
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

02/07/2017
the person who took me back to the exam room did not introduce her self or tell me what her title was.
80

02/07/2017
I walked in and was able to see Dr [...]'s assistant with in 1/2 hr
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02/06/2017
Very good experience with her. very kind and professional.
100

02/06/2017
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.
90

01/29/2017
still not surehow to proceed finding out if i have arthritis and what to do next
100

01/25/2017
Marissa is very professional and easy to talk to
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01/24/2017
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.
100

01/24/2017
I wouldn't go anywhere else. Love Marissa and also [...]. They both are so compassionate and caring.
80

01/10/2017
did not receive after visit summary. Nothing has showed up on my chart.
80

01/10/2017
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.
100

12/27/2016
Marissa is a huge asset to the company's team.
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12/18/2016
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
100

12/13/2016
I really enjoyed Marissa's as a doctor as a provider she's very understanding and gentle
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12/12/2016
only good experiences
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11/27/2016
All good!
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11/15/2016
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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11/08/2016
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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10/12/2016
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.
100

09/21/2016
I LOVE my Marrissa!!! I have never had someone more wonderful then her
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08/22/2016
Everyone at Happy Valley Clinic has been great to work with
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08/04/2016
Excellent listening skills. Extremely informative. Professional and friendly. Makes me feel at ease, and that I am always in good hands.
100

07/12/2016
this was my first time talking with her but she was very helpful and very understanding and very great when it came to referrals and making sure that I got all my tests taken care of
90

07/05/2016
marrisa is a wonderful provider. I have a hard tI'm getting in to my PCP due to his lack of hours so Mariska has stepped in to help make my health better.
100

06/22/2016
First time seeing Marissa instead iof Dr. [...]. Very pleasant and easy to talk to. She consulted with Dr. [...], who came in to briefly chat, and all went great. I would definitely see Marissa again or Dr. [...].
100

06/14/2016
Marisa took time to discuss my health and actually seemed to care, she didn't seem rushed for time and spent extra time with me answering questions.
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06/05/2016
I have been seeing Marissa Moritz-Guzik PA-C even before she moved to Providence. I chose to follow her, because she is caring and knowledgeable. I know that I'm in good hands. It's nice to know when I'm not feeling my best, I have a place to go for great medical care.
100

04/20/2016
Over all a pleasant visit.
80

04/13/2016
I love Marissa! She got me on antibiotics ASAP for sinus infection. [...]
90

04/01/2016
this appointment should have been a phone call
100

03/16/2016
Very good and very kind, I don't think I've ever had a better experience with any kind of care appointment. I'm very happy with my visit!
90

03/15/2016
She is very caring and professional.
100

02/28/2016
She was very comfortable to be with.
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02/24/2016
Marissa is fabulous! She is always interested in what I have to say and remembers me from previous visits. She always has enough time for me. I recommend her to everyone who asks for a recommendation. I can speak highly enough of her.
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02/14/2016
She is very caring, and listens to what I have to say and addresses any of my concerns. I have a lot of respect for her.
100

02/07/2016
She was wonderful. Easy to talk to, seemed like a friend more than a doctor. I received a referral soon after my visit and told them as I was leaving that I thought they were all great.
100

01/31/2016
Always prompt, answers any questions I have, always comes across as friendly/caring but also knowledgeable.