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Dr. Kelsey Honored with Lecture at MD Anderson

Houston (April 17, 2009) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic founder Dr. Mavis P. Kelsey (center), one of the original members of the early endocrinology staff at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, was honored April 17 before a lecture named for him at M. D. Anderson.

The Kelsey Research Foundation sponsored the lecture on geriatric cancer care by Harvey Jay Cohen, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

The event took place during The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Division of Internal Medicine’s 2009 Research Retreat. Pictured with Dr. Kelsey are M. D. Anderson’s president, Dr. John Mendelsohn (left), and head of its Division of Internal Medicine, professor Robert F. Gagel, M.D.

About Kelsey-Seybold

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 600 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 31 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, 19 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 six 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 Level 3 (highest) 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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