Call: (760) 323-2118
8am to 5pm Monday - Friday

Call: (760) 323-2118
8am to 5pm Mon - Fri

Care Team

The Desert AIDS Project Care Team is staffed by astute, compassionate healthcare professionals who lovingly support the healing process of each unique patient.

Mary K. Miller, Pharm.D., M.D.

Mary K. Miller, PharmD, MD

Primary Care Physician-Credentialed HIV Clinician



Mary received her medical degree at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine where the school’s motto is “Serving the People.” It’s a great sentiment but it’s also more than just an expression for Mary—it’s how she was raised. That’s one of the reasons it’s so easy for her to find purpose every day in the work she performs as a DAP physician.

She makes sure her patients know that she is engaged in their care by listening, understanding their problems and concerns, and helping them to achieve their healthcare goals. Mary serves her patients by providing comprehensive care with empathy and kindness, while being guided by a true sense of purpose. She’s approachable, calm, empathetic, flexible, open-minded, nonjudgmental, and she loves taking care of patients.

Mary has an extensive background as a medical writer and editor and has been on staff at a wide range of medical and educational institutions including California Correctional Health Care Services; Advantage Surgical Wound Care; UC Davis School of Medicine where she was Medical Director of the OB/GYN Clinic; numerous professorships at UC Davis; and she was one of 10 statewide Student Health Medical Directors for the University of California system.

Mary originally planned on becoming a Family Medicine Physician, but instead decided to go into the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and she completed her four-year residency at the University of California, Davis. It was during this time that her brother died from AIDS and from that moment on she made a promise to herself to do everything she could to defeat HIV.

In 2017, she changed her specialty and became American Board of Medical Specialties Certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. Her interests include Primary Care, Preventive Medicine, HIV Medicine, Transgender Medicine, and Women’s Health.

“I believe in providing outstanding care—the same care and treatment I would want my family and friends to experience.”