Midtown Clinic Providers
Donna Sweet, MD, AAHIVS, MACP
Primary Care and Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Sweet is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Dr. Sweet is a delegate to the American Medical Association, a member of the leadership for the American College of Physicians, and past president of the ACP Board of Regents. In 2015, Dr. Sweet was awarded an honorary doctorate from Wichita State University in recognition of her 35 years of service to patients with HIV/AIDS, as well as her contributions to health care as a clinical educator. She is certified as an HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine of which she is a past board chair. In addition to her longtime participation on the COLA board, a laboratory accreditation 501(c)(3) entity, she is chair of the national HarborPath board, an organization that assists patients in accessing HIV, hepatitis and cancer treatment medication as well as other chronic medications. She is also a member of the National Health HIV Board. She has an HIV program in her clinic with federal Ryan White Parts B, C and D funds and cares for approximately 1,300 patients with HIV. She is also principal and investigator and clinical director of the Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center of Kansas and Nebraska (MATEC-KS/NE) as well as director of Kansas Care Through Housing, a Housing for People With AIDS (HOPWA) grant-funded project. Dr. Sweet has travelled extensively nationally and internationally, educating physicians about HIV care and treatment. Prior to medical school, she completed a master’s degree in biology with emphasis on microbiology/immunology, and she worked in a hospital lab as a clinical microbiologist. Golf and travel round out her career.
Jane Gitau, MD, AAHIVS
Jane Gitau MD, AAHIVS is an Internal Medicine/HIV Specialist with Board Certification in both fields. Dr. Gitau works at the KU Internal Medicine Midtown Clinic, where together with other clinicians, she provides general primary care, HIV care and treatment, she is currently accepting new patients. In addition, she also provides care to outreach clinics in Garden City, Salina, and Pittsburg every six to eight weeks, and has experience working with international HIV patients. Dr. Gitau holds the position of Assistant Professor at KU School of Medicine –Wichita and provides training to medical students and Internal Medicine residents. In her free time, Dr. Gitau enjoys spending time with her family doing outdoor activities.
Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Schwasinger-Schmidt attended KU School of Medicine-Wichita and Internal Medicine at KU School of Medicine-Wichita for her residency. She is board-certified in internal medicine and specializes in diabetes and obesity care. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Schwasinger-Schmidt serves as a principal investigator on numerous clinical trials in all areas of medicine through her role as the Director of the KU Wichita Center for Clinical Research. She is also engaged in all levels of medical student and resident education and research. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time at the lake with her husband and three children, gardening and cooking.
Patrick Allen, MD, AAHIVS
Primary Care Physician
Patrick L. Allen, M.D., AAHIVS, is a faculty member with the Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program and sees patients part time at KU Wichita Internal Medicine Midtown Clinic. He is a clinical assistant professor at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. He also helps direct Ascension Via Christi’s nationally known International Family Medicine Fellowship, which sends fellows to several partner hospitals across the globe. He has experience treating HIV locally as well as in resource-limited contexts abroad. His clinical interests include refugee care, inpatient medicine and obstetrics.
Our Physician Assistant and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Brittany Seiler, PA-C, HIV Certified
Brittany is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She has been in practice since 2016 and started with Dr. Sweet at KU Midtown Clinic in 2018, that same year she became an HIV specialist. Brittany is a Wichita State University PA program clinical preceptor for second year PA students.
Mary Gonzales, APRN, HIV Certified
May is a board-certified Doctorate Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in HIV care, PrEP, Hepatitis, and transgender care. She has over 10 years of clinical experience in primary care. She began working with Dr. Donna Sweet in 2013. Mary is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of HIV medicine, and WPATH-World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
Kayla Del Rio, APRN, HIV Certified
Kayla is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in HIV care with emphasis in transgender health, STDs, PEP, PREP, and hepatitis care. Kayla works directly with Dr. Sweet in the HIV Care Program and every 4-6 weeks with the HIV care team in outreach clinics located in Garden City, Pittsburg, and Salina. She also serves as a sub-investigator on HIV clinical trials. Kayla is bilingual in Spanish and English.
1001 N Minneapolis
Wichita, KS 67214
M-F: 8:00AM – 5:00PM