Primary Care Providers

Howard Brown Health Halsted, 3245 N. Halsted St.

Patrick Gibbons, DO, AAHIVS

Site medical Director

(he/his/him)

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, Miami University of Ohio
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University
  • Family Medicine Residency, Advocate Christ Medical Center

Specialty areas and certifications

  • American Academy of Family Physicians, Member
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Member

Interests

  • Family Medicine
  • HIV care
  • LGBTQ care

Abbey Baus, PA-C

Physician Assistant

(she/her/hers)

Education and training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Master of Medical Sciences-Physician Assistant Program, Emory University School of Medicine

Professional history

  • Meriter Hospital, Certified Nursing Assistant, Heart and Vascular
  • Americorps Chicago Health Corps, Health Promotor
  • Lincoln Park Community Shelter, Health Educator

Specialty areas and certifications

  • HRSA HIV/ID Clerkship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Pi Alpha Honor Society
  • Heritage Award for humanitarianism and voluntary leadership

Interests

  • HIV
  • LGBTQ health
  • Healthcare access for those experiencing homelessness

 Matteo Betanzos, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

(he/his/him)

Education & Training

  • Bachelors of Nursing, Olivet Nazarene University
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Olivet Nazarene University

Specialty areas and certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, ANCC

Interests

  • Traveling
  • Swimming
  • Reading
  • Learning new languages

Darcie C. McDonaugh, APN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

(she/her/hers)

Education and training

  • Master of Science in Nursing – North Park University, Chicago, IL

Professional history

  • Heartland Health Centers, FNP,
  • Several Emergency Departments in Chicago, RN

Interests

  • HIV
  • Trans Care
  • LGBTQ & Womens Health
  • Family Medicine

William Kvasnicka, PA-C

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

(he/him/his)

Education and training

  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Science, Majors in Chemistry and Spanish
  • Master of Medical Sciences-Physician Assistant Program, Midwestern University

Professional history

  • Physician Assistant in family medicine at Access Community Health Network
  • Teach For America Alumni, 2008 Corps

Specialty areas and certifications

  • Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

Interests

  • HIV
  • LGBTQ health

Shirley Zhao FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

(she/her/hers)

Education and training

  • BSN, MS, FNP – Columbia University
  • BS – University of Minnesota

Professional history

  • Family Nurse Practitioner – NYU

Interests

  • Travel
  • Music