Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (February 16, 2015) – In a recent announcement, Donnie Aga, M.D.,an internal medicine doctor at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Main Campus has been appointed by the Kelsey-Seybold Board of Directors to Medical Director for Healthcare Innovation.
Dr. Aga is the Medical Director for KelseyCare Advantage, a highly rated Medicare Advantage plan offered to Medicare-eligible individuals in the Greater Houston area, and the Associate Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine at Kelsey-Seybold. He also serves as the chairman of the Quality Committee, co-chairman of the Pharmacy & Theraputics Committee and as a committee member for the Compliance Committee and Peer Review Committee.
"Dr. Aga has demonstrated his ability to make systematic improvements in the way we deliver medical care at Kelsey-Seybold, which ultimately resulted in our ability to achieve a five-star designation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for KelseyCare Advantage," said Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., managing director and chairman of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "We see this new appointment as a way for the entire clinic to benefit from Dr. Aga's skills in innovative and strategic planning."
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 650 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 36 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 65 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 24 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and one specialty pharmacy, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for seven consecutive years.
Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center and Endoscopy Center.
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