Welcome to Northstar Healthcare Medical Center

Northstar Healthcare and Dr. Daniel S. Berger has been offering state of the art medical care and research for over 20 years in Chicago. We continue to provide cutting edge treatment and primary care for gay men and HIV-positive individuals. Northstar Healthcare provides the best caliber of care for our patients in Chicago. Patients travel from many areas around the United States to see our doctors and obtain our unique style of treatment.

Within our high-tech research environment, you will find close hands-on compassionate care with years of experience. Our vibrant community clinic keeps medicine simple. However, Northstar offers an array of treatments focused specifically to the gay community including Medspa services, facial filling and hormonal replacement therapies.

Dr. Maurice Brownlee

Dr. Maurice Brownlee Assumes Leadership of Northstar Healthcare

As of January 2021, Dr. Maurice Brownlee has assumed the leadership responsibilities of Northstar. With Maurice's leadership and along with our medical staff and team, we continue to provide the unique and quality care we are well-known for. In keeping with our philosophy of being inclusive, Northstar also provides a unique approach to Men's health and queer issues. Founder, Dr. Dan Berger, is serving in a consultatory role and continues to see his patients; under Dr. Berger's direction, Northstar's research department participated in COVID-19 studies and presently continues to advance the research and development of new treatments for HIV disease.

Northstar Healthcare Announces New Staff Additions

Northstar Healthcare is excited to welcome Dr. Vincent Vargas, Dr. Andra Munteanu and Joseph Stokes to its growing list of health and wellness providers!

Dr. Vargas is a board-certified medical practitioner with a 10-year experience in inpatient and outpatient care.. He completed his medical school at St. Luke’s College of Medicine in the Philippines (2005) and his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (2011). Read more about Dr. Vargas, including his philosophy of care.

Dr. Munteanu graduated from Rush Medical College of Rush University (1996) and also completed her residency there (1999). She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has held academic appointments at Rush, Northwestern, and Michael Reese Hospitals. Read more about Dr. Munteanu, including her philosophy of care.

Joseph Stokes is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  He received his undergraduate from the University of South Carolina Upstate and went on to South University for his Masters in Nursing. Read more about Joseph Stokes and his philosophy of care.

Listen to Dr. Berger on the Bad at Sports Podcast

Dr. Berger appeared on the July, 2018 episode of Bad at Sports podcast, featuring contemporary art talk without the ego. In this episode, Dr. Berger speaks about his recent work at Iceberg Projects focusing on the artist and AIDS-activist David Wojnarowicz.

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News: Visual AIDS announces they will honor Dr. Daniel S. Berger, Catherine Gund, and Frederick Weston (1946-2020) at an in-person VAVA Voom Gala benefit on June 3 in Chicago and June 9 in New York City and a virtual film premiere celebrating our honorees on June 10. 

"We are thrilled to honor Dr. Daniel S. Berger for his exceptional work as an HIV specialist who has made essential contributions to HIV and AIDS medical treatments, as well as his passion for art and the legacy of art AIDS activism as a collector, curator, archivist, and philanthropist. The work he has done in the fields of medicine and art speaks to the heart of Visual AIDS’ mission, and we hope you will join us in honoring him. This year, we are also honoring dedicated AIDS activist and filmmaker Catherine Gund and artist Frederick Weston, who will posthumously receive the William Olander Award, named in honor of the late New Museum curator and Visual AIDS founder." 

Visual AIDS was founded in 1988 to address the devastation of the AIDS crisis on the arts community while impacting change through art, creating initiatives such as Day With(out) Art and the Red Ribbon. In 2021, we are still the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects. We assist artists living with HIV, preserve the legacies of those we have lost, and celebrate the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement. We represent the diversity of voices within the HIV community by commissioning films, leading empowerment and education workshops, presenting public events, and producing exhibitions, publications, and artist projects that raise awareness and highlight contemporary issues at the intersections of HIV/AIDS and social justice.   


News: Dr. Berger, Voted Best General Practitioner in Chicago Reader!

A Reader's Poll in the June 23-26, 2016 digital edition of the Chicago Reader has acknowledged Dr. Berger as Best General Practitioner!

Before and After Facial Filling Surgery Pictures
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Doctor Daniel Berger Bio
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Northstar medical has to be the most friendliest professional doctors offices I've been to in the Chicago area. To begin with, the receptionist, and doctors are very car ring and accommodating.Patient

I've been a patient of North Star since the mid-90's and have had exceptional care. In my professional and personal life I've referred numerous people to North Star who have all been very satisfied. Dr. Berger and his outstanding teamPatient

Northstar Medical Center is a great clinic that provides great care. Many of my friends and I have greatly benefited from the great care that Dr. Berger and his colleagues.Patient

I'm a retired physician who understands and appreciates the difficult work of Dr. Berger and his staff. Most people have no comprehension of how many lives have been improved by the work of Dr. Berger. Retired Physician