Diabetes Care Team
Although being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming, Kelsey-Seybold wants to help you get started on a path toward improving your health each day. Quality diabetes care involves more than just your primary care physician. It takes the comprehensive care of your primary care physician, registered dietitian, and, in some cases, an endocrinologist all working together.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have recognized many of our primary care physicians and specialists for providing exceptional care for diabetic patients through the NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP). In fact, Kelsey-Seybold’s NCQA-certified physicians represent the most of any healthcare provider in the Houston area.
Achieving recognition through the NCQA is a major accomplishment for a physician. Only those who follow the NCQA guidelines, participate in a rigorous on-site review of key clinical and administrative processes, and show measurably outstanding clinical practices with their patients qualify for NCQA recognition. Diabetic patients who receive care in keeping with these measures are less likely to suffer complications of diabetes such as heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputations.
Also available for one-on-one consultation are our registered dietitians (RDs). These healthcare professionals provide individualized nutritional counseling. They’re a key part of your diabetes management and help you determine your food needs based on your weight, lifestyle, medication, and other health goals To schedule an appointment, call our 24/7 Contact Center at 713-442-0000.