Life and Health Coach
I have front seats to TRANSFORMATION. What can be better than that? I don't just listen to people so they feel good after a session of unloading. WE WORK TOGETHER to get RESULTS: Review, Reframe, Rewire --- this is my replacement therapy for negativism. I show people their blind spots. And because the individual makes the decision, the VICTORY DANCE is all the sweeter.
Experience & Background
Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians 2021 Family Physician of the Year
Founder and Medical Director, Genera Personal Primary Care
Medical Director and Subacute Hospitalist, LifeCare Center of the South Shore
Collaborating Physician, CVS Minute Clinic
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMass Medical School
Dr. Marga Zarraga was selected as the 2021 Family Physician of the Year by the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. She is a wellness advocate, family physician, and life coach. In addition to her coaching, she runs her medical practice, Genera Personal Primary Care - a pioneering direct primary care practice committed to delivering high quality relationship-based care to communities in Massachusetts.
She also serves as a Medical Director and subacute hospitalist in LifeCare Center of the South Shore and a collaborating physician of the CVS Minute Clinic.
Dr. Marga is adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health in UMass Medical School and a member of Direct Primary Care New England, as well as the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.
Committed to care more than ever, she started Marga Zarraga, MD as a life and health coach in 2020. In April 2021, she was awarded as Family Physician of the Year by the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians.
"I have found in my meetings with her, she is caring, helpful and provided me with insight. I appreciated her time very much!"
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Dr. Marga is the TRUTH!
I had the great pleasure of having a 30-minute Clarity Session with Dr. Marga Zarraga recently and it was phenomenal and impactful. As her soothing voice guided me through the exercise, I felt as if her spirit was talking to mine like a trusted friend with a road map through my mind.
Dr. Marga gave me tips and tools that instantly made me view myself in a different light and replaced negative self-inflicted labels with positive reinforcement. I was re-energized to the point of jumping up and shouting "I'm ready".
I know that a 30-minute session barely scratched the surface but it set me on the path to thinking about my mental, spiritual and physical health & wellness. In addition to the benefits of having support and guidance. I would recommend Dr. Marga to anyone that is willing to make change and put in the effort to maintain a well-rounded lifestyle.
Fran Bloksberg, MBA
Non-profit administrator, army mom, free spirit
" I explained away, analyzed, and mourned my medical and emotional crises. At age 61, I started to bore myself with my laments. Dr. Marga came into my life and is CREATING WITH ME new pathways for my brain. The mind-body connection that Dr. Marga draws out for me is accessible, and startling in its POWER. She puts all other physicians to shame with her acute listening skills. Dr. Marga is the bomb!"
"Dr. Marga listened to my circumstances and encouraged me to be more positive about finding a path towards a healthy life. ...She suggested paths forward for myself to meet my goals... I highly recommend Dr. Marga to young and old who looks for healthy direction."
Overland Park, Kansas
"What resonated clearly with me in what Dr. Zarraga has to offer, is a way to "Advance our health in non-pharmacologic ways". She offers insight in how to achieve mental wellness and healing by using her medical background as well as her own personal experiences. Her vulnerability and willingness to share her own personal experiences, allows a level of comfort that is hard to find when looking for guidance."
"Thank you, Dr Marga for the guidance you have provided in helping me achieve some of goals in my journey to wellness. By reviewing the list of what I need to accomplish, I reframed my mind and made a better picture, applied positive affirmations and used powerful words. I flipped the negative thoughts to positive. I am excited, I chose to do this, I love to do this. I am grateful for all the blessing in my life. I can make an impact on others. By rewiring my mind, I have a feeling of great accomplishment, I am content and relaxed. Everyday there are more lite load moments in my life".
"Dr. Margarita Castro-Zarraga is truly amazing and light years above others in her profession. She approaches wellness using holistic techniques that works through the core of the issues.
"I couldn't love or appreciate this woman more!! ”
Dr. Maryal Concepcion
Host of the podcast,
“My DPC Story”
“Dr. Marga’s wellness transformation has been so inspiring. As a Mom who is 29 weeks pregnant, I was having a tough time staying physically active. Seeing her transformation helped be focus on my own wellness, nutrition and fitness! Thank you Dr. Marga!”
Kathy Armany, RN
Wholistic Wellness Professional
"Thank you for providing "Wellness Wednesday" for focus towards health during this pandemic crisis. It was easily accessible via my IPhone and extremely valuable to me. As a healthcare professional, I was unsure if I’d learn anything new or applicable. Indeed, I did! The meditation / creative visualization was phenomenal and brought me to a place of peace and gratitude. That along with helpful tips and reminders was wonderfully delivered. Your dedication to community health and well-being is evident. I’m so grateful I can take part in this generous offering. Many blessings to you!!!"
Businesswoman and Home Maker
“Often times, adults believe they know everything and are satisfied with themselves. Changes and new information are met with great hesitation. My curiosity got the better of me when I attended an introductory course of Dr. Marga. I found her to be confident, attentive, gentle and very positive in her manner of teaching. She quickly caught the areas I had to “Review, Rework and Rewire” in my life. She explains things clearly in a medical, wholistic, and spiritual point of view, which I truly appreciate. No matter how old we are , we can always ‘begin again’. My family, as well as my grandchildren, are benefiting from the positive changes in me. Making this effort brings great rewards!”
Assoc. Prof. of Mathematics (ret.)
Dr. Marga, thank you for the depth of your caring and healing practice. My health and wellness have greatly benefited from your diagnostic capacities and effective guidance. In addition to providing conventional medical care, you have enabled me to move toward fuller wellness.
I appreciate your online group discussions. They are wise and illuminating “master classes” in healthy living, helping me to focus and deepen my awareness.
Fitness Expert, Koko FitClub Needham & Sudbury, Massachusetts
I highly recommend you carve out 30 minutes to join Dr. Marga! Her approach to health and wellness is so unique. I joined last week and she helped me transform my mental state after a tough couple days. To get the body right, we gotta get the head right!
Education Consultant, Virginia
If you haven't had a chance to learn about Dr. Zarraga's incredible medical background and keen ability to share her insights for wellness and apply them to everyday life... I sincerely hope that you''ll be able to join in on Wednesday's at 5PM as they are practical, fruitful, and enjoyable sessions.
TV Host, Southcoast Matters, Massachusetts
When Dr. Zarraga is caring for you, you KNOW that she CARES. When you leave her presence, you not only feel better, but you feel better about life. It can make all the difference in the world.
This is why we should all start breathing
by Remy Rippon via BensonHenryInstitute.org
Inhale and exhale.
‘You should really meditate’. It’s a phrase you’ve probably heard a handful of times from that friend who seems to exude endless zen by taking 20 minutes out of their daily routine to calm their mind, centre their body, and simply breathe. And, who loves to share just how great it is. Well, as it turns out, they’re not wrong.
Stress-busting mind-body medicine reduces need for healthcare
Great news about the benefits of mind-body medicine from the Harvard Health Blog
by Daniel Pendick via health.harvard.edu/blog
This week, researchers at Harvard reported a potent way to keep the doctor away. And it isn’t an apple a day or a new drug — it’s a life skill called resilience. It’s the adult equivalent of crashing into a hedge during your first bike ride without training wheels, shaking the leaves and dirt from your hair, and thinking, “Okay, that wasn’t too bad. Let me try that again.”
Are you curious to learn more about Dr. Marga's approach to life and wellness? Find out more by calling us or joining her online health and wellness community, Lite Load, on Facebook!
Green Light for Migraine Relief
by Jennifer Kritz via Harvard Medical School News & Research, May 17, 2016
Exposure to a narrow band of green light may reduce light sensitivity and headache severity.
Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is a frequent symptom of migraine headaches, which affect nearly 15 percent of the world’s population.
Harvard Medical School researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have found that exposing migraine sufferers to a narrow band of green light significantly reduces photophobia and can reduce headache severity.
The study was published May 17, 2016 in Brain, a journal of Neurology.