About Us

Dave Smith

David Smith, PharmD, FIACP

Pharmacist and Owner

David graduated from University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy in 1981. He purchased A&O Clinic Pharmacy in 2003 and opened A&O Specialty Pharmacy in March 2006. With 34 years of experience, including 15 years with Longs Drugs and 7 years at Tom's Medical Clinic Pharmacy in Santa Cruz, David has maintained active involvement in his profession. He served as President of the Tri-County Pharmacists Association and was a representative on the Board of Trustees for the California Pharmacists Association.

David is a member of PCCA, Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America and has specialized training in both non-sterile and sterile compounding. In 2012, he earned the distinction of Fellow with the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists.


Currently he is serving on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for Central California Alliance for Health and he is a board member on the Academy of Compounding for the California Pharmacist Association.


David is married to his wife of 18 years, Betsy Riker who is a Physician Assistant at UC Santa Cruz Student Health Center. He has two children, Serena the Pharmacist and Chad an Elementary School Teacher. Dave and Betsy have two dogs and they enjoy ocean kayaking, gardening and Dave is a salt water fisherman and diver.



Serena Smith

Serena Smith PharmD

Pharmacist in Charge

Serena has a BA in Biology from UC Santa Cruz and received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from USC, School of Pharmacy in 2013. She has received training in both Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding at PCCA in Houston, TX. In 2012, she completed an internship in Sterile Compounding under the mentorship of Dr. William Stuart at Hartley Medical Pharmacy in Long Beach, California. In 2015, Serena completed the Critical Point Sterile Training.



Jesse Quinones

Jesse Quinones RPh

Pharmacist

Jesse graduated from University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy in 1975 and has 40 years of experience in pharmacy. Jesse worked and managed for Longs Drug Stores in Salinas for 35 years and he is a well-known and respected pharmacist in our community. Jesse is a great person to have on our team.



Patty Miramontes

Patty Miramontes

Marketing and Pharmacy Education

Patty joined A&O Clinic Pharmacy in October 2004 and is currently working as a pharmacy technician and leading our marketing outreach team. Patty has been working in the field of pharmacy for more than 18 years, of which 7 years are in compounding. She is currently working on developing ways of making prescribing compounded formulas easy for practitioners. She has attended multiple Marketing PCCA events. Patty has spoken at the Marketing Symposium in Atlanta in May 2013, on the Topic of (Marketer /Pharmacist relationship) and at PCCA’s Scar, Pain and ENT Symposium in San Diego, March 2015 on Marketing ENT formulas. She is a member of Concierge Marketing Group and member of IACP.

Lupe Rosas

Lupe Rosas CPhT

Pharmacy Technician

Years in Pharmacy: 15

Years as Compounding Technician: 8

Training: PCCA Non-Sterile and Sterile Compounding Courses.

Lupe has worked at A & O Pharmacy for 11 years. She is a member of IACP.






Jesus Rosas

Jesus Rosas

Pharmacy Technician

Years in Pharmacy: 15

Years as Compounding Technician: 9

Training: PCCA Non-Sterile and Sterile Compounding Courses, Completion of Lyophilization Course With SP Scientific in Philadelphia, March 2015. He is a member of IACP.





Berenice Carmona

Berenice Carmona, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician

Years in Pharmacy: 15

Years as Compounding Technician: 8

Training: PCCA Non-Sterile and Sterile Compounding Courses.

Berenice has worked at A & O Pharmacy for 10 years. She is a member of IACP.





Imelda Short

Vanessa Barbosa

Pharmacy Technician

Years in Pharmacy: 11

Vanessa has been with A & O Pharmacy for 11 years and she is in charge of prescription Processing and customer service.






Imelda Short

Imelda Short

Medical Equipment Specialist

Years in Pharmacy: 11

Imelda has special training for fittings of Diabetic Shoes, Prosthetic Bra Replacement, and Compression Support Stockings. She is also in charge of our medical equipment. Imelda has worked at A & O Pharmacy for 10 years





Nidia Anguiano

Nidia Anguiano

HR and Bookkeeping

Years in Pharmacy: 11

Nidia has worked for A & O pharmacy for 11 years and is a pharmacy technician. She is also in charge of bookkeeping and Human Resources.



Compounding Staff at A & O Specialty Pharmacy

Compounding Staff

A & O Clinic Pharmacy and Specialty Staff

A & O Clinic Pharmacy and Specialty Staff
Professional Affiliations
  • FIACP
  • PCCA
  • GoodNeighbor

A prescription from a licensed practitioner is required for compounded medications.

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