Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (November 19, 2009) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic continues to recommend an annual screening mammogram beginning at the age of 40 for all females, unless there are risk factors and symptoms that require earlier screening as determined by the individual patient's situation.
Our physician leadership continues to follow the recommendations of the American Cancer Society, which recommends annual screening using mammography and clinical breast examination for all women beginning at age 40.
If you're concerned about screening mammograms, talk to your Kelsey-Seybold doctor and learn what's right for you. Kelsey-Seybold performs 44,000 mammograms each year. Our nationally recognized Breast Diagnostic Center offers more information about breast self-exams and screening.
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 35 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, 23 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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