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Marsha Martinson, M.D., is a board eligible Junior Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry in 2000 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received her Medical Degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (UCLA/Drew) Medical Program in 2006. She then completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at White Memorial Medical Center, East Los Angeles in 2010. Since her graduation she has worked in the Downey area. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, reading and dancing. She speaks English, Spanish and Twi, a Ghanian dialect.
Verified Patient Reviews
Pretty much a terrible experience
They give you an option to fill out the paper work online only to ask you the San e questions in person then the hippo code was violated while I was there
We were not permitted to see the doctor because of our LA Care insurance and not having a referral from the primary doctor. However, the receptionist could have checked our insurance information over the phone prior to our visit and saved time for both parties.
She is very professional, she throughly addressed all my concerns and questions making sure I left her office with no doubts.
I'm not sure if its hormones or just plain I was unsatified with my visit that left me in tears as we boarded the freeway. I'm will most def be choosing a different doctor office as soon as I get my labs.
Very standoffish & did not perform all tests that were expected to b performed office looks like a hole in the wall staff very unprofessional
I think that she's very professional, polite and informative. I was pleased by the way the office staff took care of everything too.
I found Dr M.s professionalism lacking. If my appt is at 9am I expect to be seen by 9:15 at the latest, not well after 10. Both times she was over an hour late and mine was the first appt of the day. Rather than ask you "What is the problem" and let you the patient give a thoughtful history she talks non-stop at you as if you have no education, knowledge or say so in the goings on of your body and your medical care. I spent much time typing my history in here at Zoc Doc but they did not bother accessing it. All of her offices are in run down communities and I praise her for helping those women less fortunate but she needs to be able to work with all sorts of clientele. Medically educated patients do exist and should be spoken with appropriately. The entire time she spoke with me she was looking away and her tone plain weird. She started the conversation-assuming I was not going to follow her advice which was not true as I had done everything she wanted me to prior. It was as if she doubted her own recommendations. Lastly, on my first visit the med tech-none of them wear badges-called me from the waiting room using my last name. How about some privacy. Gee whiz!
The office was surprisingly clean, updated, and nice; I found parking on a side street right nearby. The women behind the counter were very helpful in getting me the paperwork, and getting me started. The nurse that took my weight, history, and checked me in (she also took my blood later) was extremely nice and friendly. I only wish Dr. Martinson had been half as friendly. I'm extremely nervous during annual exams and PAPs because I've never been able to get comfortable with a doctor (constantly moving) and they're very painful for me. Dr. Martinson asked standard questions, talked about my history/method of contraceptives, and we started the exam. She did use a smaller speculum when I told her that the standard one hurt too much, but she wasn't nice or patient about it. She was very brusque and more interested in getting the exam over with than making sure I was comfortable. I guess she did her job, and that's all I can ask her to do. But she was also very curt with me about getting my prescription renewed (it was, admittedly, my fault I forgot the package) and warned me to call the nurses with it ASAP because she wasn't going to be in the office for more than another hour or two. She was about 30-40 minutes late to my appointment (I was sitting in the un-airconditioned exam room in those flimsy paper things waiting.... and waiting), too. So I guess really make sure you're on time for your appointment! The nurses and atmosphere alone are worth going here, but Dr. Martinson didn't really seem to care about me as a patient. She just wanted to get in and get out. BE WARNED. This office also changed my appointment without calling me to confirm it or ask! I booked my appointment through ZocDoc and the next morning I had an email saying that my appointment time had been changed. The people at ZocDoc were very nice about it, but it wasn't their fault. The nurse (Vanessa) also made my follow-up appointment without first asking what date/time worked for me. I have a really flexible schedule so it didn't matter either time. Just be wary of that!
I was very unhappy with her approach to my medical condition. She continue to insist on how it was that i knew of my medical condition. It was only obvious i had seen other doctors who told me i had this and they did lab work to find out. I also waited over 1 hour.
Dr. Martinson could be more personable and more compassionate considering that this was my first appointment for my first baby and I am a little lost about everything.
This was my first visit. Dr. Martinson was professional, personable, was attentative and answered my questions to where I understood. With my condition she made me feel comfortable. She seemed to really want to help me resolve my issues.I think her attitude is right where it needs to be as a doctor. =0)
Dr Martinson is wonderfully compassionate, knowledgable, with excellent bedside manners. Although the wait time was long because she was delivering a baby across the street, she was well worth the wait!
Could be more personable after two hours.
I liked the doctor. She was personable and easy to talk to. She answered all of my questions and was more than I expected in a professional way.