Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (October 14, 2002) – For more than fifty years Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has provided quality health care and outpatient services to the Houston area. In its continuing commitment to deliver the most advanced level of comprehensive patient care, Kelsey-Seybold is pleased to announce a new physician to its team.
Claudia E. Cea, M.D., has joined the Family Practice department at the Kelsey-Seybold Pasadena Clinic, located at 3508 East Pasadena Freeway. Dr. Cea relocated her practice from the MacGregor Medical Clinic, where she had worked since July 2001. Dr. Cea is a graduate of the University of Kansas-School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Family Practice at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston. Dr. Cea is Board Certified in Family Practice and her areas of interest include diabetes and asthma management. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Cea is fluent in Spanish.
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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