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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Congratulates 24 Physicians with Top Doc Honor

Houston (February 4, 2009) – Twenty-four Kelsey-Seybold Clinic physicians were recently named "Houston's Top Doctors" by H Texas magazine. Physicians from 13 different medical specialties were among the honorees. 

"We are proud of these Kelsey-Seybold physicians and are pleased that they are receiving this much-deserved recognition from their medical colleagues and patients," said Dr. Spencer Berthelsen, chairman of the board of directors, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

The annual profile features Houston physicians nominated by colleagues and patients for their devotion to their profession, their excellent skills and their service to the Houston community. Recognized Kelsey-Seybold physicians include:

Lyndall F. Harrison, chief, Allergy/ Immunology

Cecilio E. Batres, Dermatology

Maria I. Colome, Dermatology

Donald W. Owens, Dermatology

Jeffrey L. Rochen, chief, Endocrinology

Tahirih T. Baker, Family Practice

Nicholas J. Solomos, Family Practice

John I. Hughes, chief, Gastroenterology

Treneth P. Baker, associate chief, General Surgery

Gilchrist L. Jackson, chief, Head & Neck Surgery

Michael E. Newmark, Neurology

Joyce H. Holz, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Frances A. Smith, chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Nancy E. Webb, chief, Ophthalmology

Glenn C. Landon, chief, Orthopedic Surgery

Herbert J. Ashe, Jr., chief, Otolaryngology

Helene R. Sheena, Pediatrics

Seth P. Kravitz, Pediatrics

Richard L. Byrd, chief. Pediatrics

Lawrence L. Fan, Pediatrics

Debra A. Cutler, Pediatrics

James C. Hoyle, Jr., Pediatrics

Jessica K. Lewis, Pediatrics

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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