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Rachelle Khalaf
Sr. Media Relations Specialist
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For Immediate Release


HOUSTON (Dec. 14, 2016) – On Weds., Dec. 7, 2016, Kelsey-Seybold employees who had reached a milestone year in their careers at the clinic were invited to attend a loyalty luncheon, held annually to celebrate committed service to the clinic and patients in the Greater Houston area. One honoree in particular stood out – Donald Owens, M.D., F.A.C.P., dermatologist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Tanglewood. According to clinic records, Dr. Owens is the first employee to serve with 50-years of continuous employment with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. 

“Many of our employees reach milestone years in their careers – our organization thrives because of our pool of experienced personnel, both administratively and clinically,” said Tony Lin, M.D., F.H.M., Chairman of the Board, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “Dr. Owens has proudly served our organization and patients for 50 years as an excellent dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He began with us in 1966 and retired in July of 2016. We thank Dr. Owens for his loyalty to this organization and to our patients.” 

Dr. Owens began at Kelsey-Seybold’s first location on Fannin Street. He was the 35th doctor hired at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Dr. Owens joined Kelsey-Seybold because of the close mentoring relationship he had developed with Mavis P. Kelsey, M.D., founder of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, during his sophomore year of medical school. The clinic now boasts 20 locations across the Greater Houston area and more than 460 physicians and allied health professionals. 

When asked for words of wisdom for others beginning their careers in medicine, Dr. Owens responded: “Enjoy what you’re doing and you’ll never work a day in your life.” He sums up his career and experience at Kelsey-Seybold with one word, “Wonderful.”

In honor of Dr. Owens’ major accomplishments and his years of service to the clinic, Kelsey-Seybold will dedicate and name a conference room in his honor at the Tanglewood Clinic. 

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Left to Right: Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., F.A.C.P., Managing Director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Donald Owens, M.D., F.A.C.P., Dermatologist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Tanglewood and 50-year Honoree, Tony Lin, M.D., F.H.M., Chairman of the Board of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.


About Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's famous Texas Medical Center. More than 420 Kelsey-Seybold providers practice at 19 locations and an accredited Sleep Center in the Greater Houston area. Medical services offered by Kelsey-Seybold include medical care in 55 medical specialties including primary care and specialty care, outpatient surgery centers, an accredited Sleep Center, laboratory services, advanced radiology services and other diagnostic services, 15 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and a secure web portal for patients to communicate with their Kelsey-Seybold doctors, get test results and schedule appointments.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold holds the honor for the most physicians in Texas certified for excellence in diabetes, heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic CenterEndoscopy CenterInfusion Center and  Cancer Center. Follow Kelsey-Seybold on Twitter, visit Facebook,, and YouTube, visit