Favia Primary Care Providers
Are you looking for a primary care physician you can trust, one who will take the time to provide the care and attention you need so you can make the best decisions about your health? Call the one-of-a-kind medical professionals at Favia Primary Care in Algonquin, Illinois at (815) 276-0150 to schedule your first appointment or use our convenient online appointment request form. Get the care you deserve – now.
Meet Dr. Philip Favia
As an experienced, board-certified in family medicine physician, Dr. Philip Favia understands the value of personalized, one-on-one care. It’s what drove him to establish Favia Primary Care in 2018, marking his return to private practice after treating patients in an outpatient clinic for the Advocate Medical Group.
Dr. Favia received his medical degree from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in 2000 and completed his family practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio in 2003. After obtaining his MD, he spent the next year working in the Emergency Room of Marion General Hospital in Marion, Ohio. During that time, he also volunteered in teaching other newly minted doctors as a residency preceptor for Riverside’s family practice residency program.
Since 2004, Dr. Favia has been treating patients and their families in Algonquin, Illinois. The first 9 years spent as a proud member of Alpine Family Physicians. After that, he enjoyed five years as a provider for Advocate Medical Group. In 2018, Dr. Favia returned to private practice and established Favia Primary Care. Listening to, working with, and treating patients is Dr. Favia’s approach to providing the best possible health care. It is this level of customized, quality care that is the focus of Favia Primary Care.
Dr. Favia was born in Chicago and has spent his entire life in the area. Dr. Favia is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. See what patients have to say.
Meet Dr. Haydee Cantu-Manley
As a native of Mundelein, Illinois, Dr. Haydee Cantu-Manley returned to the northwest suburbs as a board-certified family medicine physician.
Dr. Cantu-Manley received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She continued the pursuit of her dream by completing her residency in family medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. She has been practicing family medicine since 2014 with previous experience at Advocate Medical Group in Algonquin, where she worked alongside Dr. Philip Favia and Lacee Keller, PA-C. With the desire to provide compassionate and comprehensive care for all ages, Dr. Cantu-Manley joined Favia Primary Care in 2020.
Dr. Cantu-Manley is able to provide community outreach services as a Spanish-speaking physician. She listens and cares for patients to help them to work toward a happy, healthy life. Her patients appreciate the time and care she gives to them.
“Family Medicine is so rewarding – from the first visit to each follow up. I enjoy getting updates on my patients and their loved ones. Every patient is an individual, which makes it important that I take the time to get to know each person, not just their medical conditions. This allows me to communicate effectively my recommendations on preventive care and to help manage their ailments.”
When she’s not in the office, Dr. Cantu-Manley enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She has a contagious laugh and finds joy in singing, dancing, and taking road trips. Dr. Haydee Cantu-Manley is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Meet Lacee Keller, PA
After seven years of experience as a physician assistant, Lacee found her passion in family medicine. She appreciates the relationships it allows her to build with her patients. Throughout her career as a PA-C, she found she enjoyed an area of medicine that allowed her to see all ages and families. The quality and personalized care offered at Favia Primary Care is what drove Lacee to continue her collaborating relationship with Dr Favia.
After graduating from the University of Illinois, Lacee went to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where she received her master of science in physician assistant studies. Her graduating class ranked in the top 10 percent on the national certifying board exam. She then went on to work in family medicine for Carle in Mahomet, Illinois. After a year and a half there, she was offered an opportunity to work in the emergency department and walk-in clinic at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois. She was one of few advanced practice providers to be nominated for the medical staff award during her two years there. Throughout this four-year period, she served as an assistant clinical instructor for SIU, mentoring multiple PA students in a variety of phases in their programs.
Starting in 2015, Lacee relocated to the Algonquin area, returning to family medicine for Advocate Medical Group. She has been working alongside Dr. Favia since 2015 providing care for their patients. She received certification in Primary Care Obesity Management from the Obesity Medicine association and is also certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. To learn more about what a physician assistant is, watch this Facebook video.
Lacee is from southern Illinois but moved to the Algonquin area to be close to family. She is blessed to have two children. She enjoys her time as "Mommy" and running.
Kristen Dolder, PA-C, MPAS (Joining June 2020)
With her experience in internal medicine and primary care, Kristen has found that quality medical care is about combining knowledge of medicine with personal, passionate, individualized patient care. She is passionate about treating the whole person, forming relationships, and working with patients to provide the best quality care. She enjoys educating patients on medical issues so that they, along with their healthcare provider, can make informed decisions and make healthy choices for their future.
In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, exercising, organizing and decluttering, watching movies, and reading.
Kristen graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. She completed her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Des Moines University in Iowa in 2011.
Kristen is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA). She served as a regional director on the IAPA board of directors from 2011-2017. She has been a guest speaker at several medical conferences and a local physician assistant program and has mentored students during their clinical rotations.
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