Drew E. Maris, MD, DAAFM

Family Medicine
155 Andersen Drive Suite 1108
San Rafael, CA 94901 Get Directions
Drew E. Maris, MD, DAAFM
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Annual Membership Fee

562.50 every 3 months
1,125.00 every 6 months
2,250.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

In partnering with you, my goal is to use my expertise to help you achieve positive health outcomes. I like to orient myself with the whole person and the systems they are in rather than just focusing on one’s symptoms or condition. I will help you prioritize your health and the areas that are important to you. 

I am body affirming and LGBTIQNB welcoming. As a family, hospice and palliative care physician, I am able to partner with you and your family through all stages of life. I can connect you with appropriate care in eastern, functional and somatic modalities as fits your orientation and need. I bring my heart into the room with each and every patient, giving you the time you need and the space to tell your story in order to help provide and develop the personal care we all deserve. And my MDVIP-affiliated practice, often compared to a concierge medicine practice, offers conveniences like same- or next-day appointments. 

I am a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher (somatic psychotherapy). Additionally, with over 12 years as a hospice medical director, I understand the challenges of end of life. My passions are teaching and powerlifting, and I offer community education around various topics, such as exercise and nutrition. The four cornerstones of wellness that I bring are movement, rest, nutrition (momentary and broad) and hydration. 

I am affiliated with MarinHealth Medical Center (formerly Marin General) and serve the following areas: Marin County, including the towns of Belvedere, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Dillon Beach, Fairfax, Forest Knolls, Greenbrae, Inverness, Kentfield, Lagunitas, Larkspur, Marin City, Marshall, Mill Valley, Nicasio, Novato, Olema, Point Reyes, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tiburon, Tomales and Woodacre. I also serve Santa Cruz County, including the towns of Santa Cruz, Capitola, Watsonville, Aptos, Felton and Scotts Valley.


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Dr. Maris' Credentials

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VA Medical Center
Long Beach, CA
Clinical Psychiatry 1997-1998

Catholic Healthcare West - Methodist Hospital
Sacramento, CA
Family Medicine 2001-2003

Catholic Healthcare West - Methodist Hospital
Sacramento, CA

Medical School:
Univeristy of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
Doctorate of Medicine 2000

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Chemistry 1996
Magna Cum Laude

Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
Diplomate, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative 
Certified Hakomi Psychotherapist and Teacher
Drew E. Maris, MD, Leigh-Anne Fraley, PA-C. Hospice Utilization in Santa Cruz County, Stanford University Symposium on Community Health; January 2014
Drew E. Maris, MD Forward; Love Against Hate: As It Relates to Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgenders as Reflected in the Twenty-First Century Book II; Donald F. Eischen, Ph.D.;  Jones Harvest Publishing, 2009.
Drew E. Maris, MD Forward; Love Against Hate: As It Relates to Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgenders as Reflected in the Twenty-First Century Book I; Donald F. Eischen, Ph.D.;  Jones Harvest Publishing, 2008.
Kenneth N. Sokolski, MD, Chona Green, MD, Drew E. Maris, and Edward M. DeMet. Gabapentin As An Adjunct to Standard Mood Stabilizers in Outpatients with Mixed Bipolar Symptomatology. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 1999 Dec;11 (4):217-22.
Drew E. Maris, Alan Hurlburt. Marin AIDS Support Network: Information and Referral Manual, San Rafael, CA, 1989.
American Academy of Family Physicians, Physicians for Social Responsibility
American Academy of Hopice & Palliative Medicine
California Medical Association (Santa Cruz County Chapter)
Hakomi Education Network Hakomi Institute
Family Medicine Interest Group
Complementary Medicine Club
Sacramento Adopt-a-School
Board of Advisors, The Rainbow Bridge Initiative, Inc.
UC Irvine Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Multicultural Issues
Ad hoc National Committee on Government Medicare Hospice Reform
Hospice Caring Santa Cruz
Physician Advisory Committee Board Member the Santa Cruz Diversity Center
Director of Information, Referral Service for the Marin AIDS Support Network
Volunteer Faculty, Stanford University Physician Assistant Program 
Guest lecturer Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz County, California
Sacred Dying Community Advisory Board - Physician member
Cabrillo College Medical Assistant Program

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Maris

from Shar in CA February 10, 2024 for Drew E. Maris, MD, DAAFM

When my doctor retired after 18 years, naturally I was concerned about starting over with Dr. Drew E. Maris, a new MDVIP physician. As a senior with multiple complex medical conditions, to put my life in the hands of Dr. Maris was a giant step into the unknown. One of my early encounters was following a broken wrist. In order to have much needed orthopedic surgery, It was required to have a… See more

Boca Raton, Fla. – June 30, 2022 – MDVIP, the market leader in personalized healthcare, today announced that board-certified family physician Drew E. Maris, M.D. has opened a new MDVIP-affiliated practice in San Rafael, California. Dr. Maris, who has been… See more