Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (August 12, 2002) - Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston’s largest community-based multi-specialty physician group, has joined the Pearland community with the opening of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Silverlake on July 29.
Kelsey-Seybold Silverlake has opened in the location previously occupied by the St. Luke’s Health Center--Silverlake at 3402 FM 518 in Pearland. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic joined the St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System when St. Luke’s purchased the Kelsey-Seybold Management Company in April 2002.
Patients of the former St. Luke’s Health Center--Silverlake can continue seeking medical care in the same convenient location with added benefits, such as on-site laboratory and x-ray services. In addition, Kelsey-Seybold patients have access to 24-hour appointment scheduling and after-hours telephone access to registered nurses.
The following physicians are now on staff at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Silverlake:
Dr. Yong F. Li is a graduate from Shanghai Medical University, where he also received advanced training in surgery. He is a former research Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas—Houston School of Medicine. Dr. Li is fluent in both English and Chinese and is a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Harris County Medical Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is Board Certified in Family Practice.
Dr. Y Beth Yip is a graduate of the Baylor College of Medicine where she completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics. Dr. Yip is a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Yip, who is fluent in English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and Spanish, has been in practice at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic since 1994 and is Board Certified in Pediatrics.
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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