Miriam graduated from University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering before pursuing her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. After graduation, Miriam worked in an Urgent Care Center in Michigan for 2 years before relocating to the Bay Area. She worked a brief position with a physical medicine and chiropractic office in the Bay Area before joining Optimus Medical Group. In her free time, Mirian enjoys cuddling with her car, playing video games and cooking/baking.
Margaret has been a Dietitian for many years and has worked extensively in treating the nutritional needs of HIV patients since 1992. She also has extensive experience in Oncology since 1993. Her undergraduate degree was completed in Dietetics at the University of California, Davis and she went on to do her training to become a dietitian at what was then Sutter Community Hospitals in Sacramento, CA, where she also first worked as a clinical dietitian. She then completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from California State University, Sacramento. Her initial interest in dealing with HIV/AIDS came as a result of the loss of her oldest brother in 1987 to this disease and subsequently, many friends and patients.
She has worked in physician offices, clinics, home care, and other outpatient settings and has also participated in community-based research relating to changes in body composition seen in HIV/AIDS. Margaret has lectured throughout the country on various topics relating to the treatment of HIV Disease with a strong focus on nutrition as part of the medical treatment plan. She currently has a position with a large medical group dealing with Oncology and HIV as well as a small consulting practice in San Francisco and Santa Cruz dealing mainly with HIV clients.