Marisa Chavez, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in rural Utah. I attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and then moved to California for medical school at Stanford University. I remained in the San Francisco Bay Area for my residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, which was the county hospital for San Jose, Calif. My husband and I moved to Atlanta in 2011 for his residency training in general surgery, and since then, we have had our first child. We are enjoying parenthood very much, and we are fortunate that a couple of family members from California have come out to help us with our son. It does take a village to raise a child! Since moving to Georgia, we have been able to explore our equestrian side at our favorite dude ranch, where we ride and keep our horse, "Midnight Affair," aka Mikey. We also have two cats, Pumpkin and Pie.
About my practice
I practice general obstetrics and gynecology. I especially enjoy minimally invasive procedures such as hysteroscopy. I find it very rewarding to have the opportunity of getting to know each one of my patients and to play a positive role in improving their health.
How I thrive
I appreciate how challenging it can be to find time to exercise while trying to raise a family. I have found it fun and practical to incorporate walking my baby with my family three to four times a week. It gives us a chance to share the events of our day while getting some exercise. I love being outdoors, and very much enjoy hiking, kayaking and horseback riding. I have a personal interest in good food and some might call me a "foodie." If you want to know where to find a great Vietnamese sandwich or some amazing Mexican food, just let me know! I also enjoy traveling, and I have visited countries ranging from Cuba to Greece.