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Texas Monthly Honors 28 Kelsey Seybold Physicians as Super Docs

Houston (February 2, 2013) – Texas Monthly magazine recognized 28 Kelsey-Seybold Clinic physicians in 16 different medical specialties as 2008 Texas Super Docs. Nine of the 28 were pediatricians at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic locations throughout Houston. The magazine selected honorees after receiving multiple nominations from medical peers statewide.

"We are immensely proud to stand out as exemplary doctors amidst a large field of colleagues," noted Spencer Berthelsen, MD, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic chairman of the board.

"We think all Kelsey-Seybold doctors are super, and it would be impossible for Texas Monthly to recognize all of the great physicians who serve the health care needs of the second largest state in the country. Still, the results this year reflect very well on Kelsey-Seybold Clinic."

Being named a Texas Super Doctor is a particularly high honor, since more than 52,000 Texas physicians around the state were asked, "To whom would you refer a loved one or one of your patients for medical diagnosis and/or treatment?"

Recognized Kelsey-Seybold physicians include:

  • Dr. Lyndall Harrison, chief, Allergy/ Immunology
  • Dr. Ali Mortazavi, chief, Cardiology
  • Dr. Cecilio Batres, Dermatology
  • Dr. Maria Colome, Dermatology
  • Dr. Donald Owens, Dermatology
  • Dr. Jeffrey Rochen, chief, Endocrinology
  • Dr. Tahirih Baker, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Nicholas Solomos, Family Medicine
  • Dr. John Hughes, chief, Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Treneth Baker, associate chief, Surgery
  • Dr. Gilchrist Jackson, chief, Surgery
  • Dr. Tony Lin, co-chief, Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Michael Newmark, Neurology
  • Dr. Joyce Holz, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Frances Smith, chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Nancy Webb, chief, Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Glenn Landon, chief, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dr. Herbert Ashe, Jr., chief, Otolaryngology
  • Dr. Helene Sheena, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Seth Kravitz, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Richard Byrd, chief. Pediatrics
  • Dr. Lawrence Fan, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Debra Cutler, Pediatrics
  • Dr. James Hoyle, Jr., Pediatrics
  • Dr. Jessica Lewis, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Susan Sponenberg, 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 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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