OUR STAFF

Donald L. McNeil_3McNeil, M.D., CPI
The Medical Director, Dr. Donald McNeil, a Board Certified Specialist in Allergy, Asthma, Immunology and Internal Medicine, founded Optimed Infusion LLC. in 1999 and provides oversight of the infusion clinic. He received his medical degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada. He completed residencies in both Clinical Immunology and Internal Medicine at Montreal General Hospital, Canada, and Research Fellowships in the Department of Rheumatology at Calgary General Hospital, Canada, and Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla California. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio and has various teaching responsibilities at Doctor’s Hospital, Mt. Carmel, Grant, and Riverside Methodist Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio. In the past he served as President of the Ohio Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and is the Allergy Division Chief at Riverside Methodist Hospital.


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Trudy McNeil, RN
As Business Manager, Trudy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Optimed Infusion Services. This Canadian native has a diploma in nursing from the University of Alberta (Canada) and has four children ranging in age from 17 to 29 years old.
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Sonia Alcott, RN, BSN, CRRN
Sonia is the Infusion Nurse Manager. Originally from California, Sonia has been living in Columbus, Ohio for nine years. She received her RN from Santa Barbara City College and her BSN from The University of Phoenix. Sonia has two cats, two dogs, and occasional foster kittens and volunteers for a local no kill dog and cat shelter.

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As an infusion nurse at Optimed Infusion Services, Val will make you feel comfortable as she administers your infusion. Born in Buffalo, New York, she has lived in Ohio for almost 30 years. She holds her degree from The Ohio State University. She has three grown children and a beautiful Golden Retriever.

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This Columbus native is the accountant and has handled medical billing for Optimed Infusion, LLC since 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) from Bowling Green State University. She has three children and volunteers weekly for a literacy program.


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Barb Strauch, RN, BSN, CCRN
Barb is an infusion nurse who received her BSN from the State University of New York at Buffalo. With over 25 years of experience in critical care and emergency medicine, Barb is both very skilled and gentle with her patients. Semi-retired, Barb works as an infusion nurse, teaches yoga and enjoys hand crafts and gardening.

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Karla Needham, RN
Karla is an infusion nurse at Optimed Infusion, LLC. She carefully administers your infusion, helping you feel relaxed while you are at Optimed. She graduated from Riverside Nursing School and is married with three children and four goats.

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Marla received her BSN from The Ohio State University and went on to work at the OSU Medical Center for the next 30 years, mostly in the Emergency Department. She retired from OSU in 2006 and now works as an infusion nurse for Optimed Infusion.
Brenda Kissinger, RNBrenda_K
Brenda has been a Registered Nurse since 2000. She attended Aultman School of Nursing in Canton, Ohio. She was employed with Aultman Hospital for seven years where she worked on a telemetry unit and also on a long term ventilator unit. She is married and has two little girls. She primarily stays at home, but has been working on a contingent basis with Optimed since June 2008.