(February 8, 2017, Chicago, IL) – Today Howard Brown Health announced two major transitions in its medical leadership, with veteran provider Dr. Al Torrence becoming the Site Medical Director at Howard Brown Health Clark, and Dr. Patrick Gibbons being promoted to Site Medical Director for Howard Brown Health Halsted.
“I’m excited to begin my work at our Rogers Park clinic, Howard Brown Health Clark. I will support my providers to continue to deliver the level of excellence that people expect from Howard Brown,” said Dr. Torrence. “My role as a Medical Director extends into many areas of service but the core is teaching and supporting the providers. I am a resident of Rogers Park and am honored to serve the diverse communities on the far north side, including the many LGBTQ people that call Rogers Park home.”
Dr. Torrence has been with Howard Brown at its Lakeview clinic on Halsted street since 2011. Prior to joining Howard Brown Health, he was an Instructor of Clinical Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the faculty of Northwestern Medical School and was a founding partner and vice president of Northwestern Memorial Physician’s Group.
Dr. Patrick Gibbons has been a provider at Howard Brown’s Lakeview clinic, Howard Brown Health Halsted, since 2013. He is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, which emphasizes helping each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. As a family medicine physician, his focus is on continuing Howard Brown’s legacy of incorporating competent HIV and LGBTQ care into the primary care model.
“I look forward to continuing my role as a provider and look forward to serving my community further,” said Dr. Gibbons. “As we grow as an agency, I want to make sure our patients are able to navigate our system and clinics with ease, and to make sure patients are able to connect with their care team as easily as possible, whenever they have a concern. It’s been a great three years working with Dr. Torrence and learning from his leadership – it’s prepared me to move into the role of Medical Director.”
To make an appointment with a provider at Howard Brown, patients should call 773.388.1600. Dr. Torrence is based out of Howard Brown Health Clark at 6500 N. Clark Street, in Rogers Park, and Dr. Gibbons is based out of Howard Brown’s Lakeview clinic at 3245 N. Halsted in Lakeview.
For interviews or inquiries, contact:
Erik Roldan, Director of Communications, Howard Brown Health
ErikR@howardbrown.org , 773.388.8661 (desk), 312.206.2167 (cell)