Marissa Perino Martinez


Marissa Perino Martinez

Advocate Location
San Diego , CA 92037
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Special Care & Aging
TeleAdvocacy Available
Paid Consultations Only
(619) 453-0305 Email Advocate
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How I Can Help
Advocacy Consultants LLC specializes in Patient-Doctor communication in San Diego and Southern California. I apply sociological knowledge to patient advocacy, creating win-win resolutions for my clients and their families. As an applied social scientist, I value accountability and prioritize objectivity to support your decision-making and communication in the most realistic way possible.

Advocacy services begin with a 45-minute meet & greet call, a required contract, a required comprehensive evaluation consult, and follow-up or retainer access as agreed.

Thank you for your interest in Advocacy Consultants, combining world-class formal training with wholehearted compassion, helping patients navigate healthcare since 2002.

Healthcare Communication | Negotiation | Care Advocacy | LGBTQIA+
Important Information About Me
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is Virtual West and East Coast; San Diego Metro Area. Practice boundaries exclude the Midwest.
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
Over twelve years of supporting clients before, during, and after childbirth, I observed a multitude of clinical failures and successes in hospitals and birth centers. Rather than relying on my observations alone, I pursued formal training in the social analysis of medicine through my master's and doctoral research. My work as an applied sociologist advocating for patients is possible because of the half-decade of full-time, formal training I completed at one of the top research universities in the world.
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Formal Education
University of California-San Diego, Doctoral Field Exams, Sociology of Religion and Economic Sociology, 2015.
University of California-San Diego, M.A. Sociology 2013
University of California-San Diego, B.A. Sociology of Science and Medicine, with Honors and High Distinction, 2011
St. Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing
Language Proficiency
  • Spanish
Faith Experience
  • Catholicism
  • Judaism
Professional Affiliations
Doctoral training emphases UCSD - Physician Work, Medical Decision-Making, Healthcare Economics
Board-Certified Patient Advocate, 2018-Present
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