MEDIA CONTACT(S): Kiska Workman Director, Marketing and Communications MEDIA: 713-442-5332 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Kiska.Workman@Kelsey-Seybold.com 7/19/2012 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Appointments Now Press Release Page Content Kelsey-Seybold Clinic continues to expand and enhance web-based solutions to improve convenience for patients. And with the launch of AppointmentsNow new or existing patients can make appointments with their child's pediatrician. "Our primary objective is to make appointment scheduling with our pediatricians as convenient as checking one's personal email," said Richard Byrd, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "Appointments Now will enable patients to view real-time appointment availability for all of our pediatricians at 14 locations around the Greater Houston area where we offer pediatric care, and they can do so when it is convenient for them." To make an appointment, visit kelsey-seybold.com/now. Patients can search for availability appointments by specific criteria including location closest to them, clinic name or physician last name. Patients will be able to view all available appointments by pediatrician and with just a few simple steps, walk away with an appointment confirmed. 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 450 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 24 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 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, 16 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, 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 three consecutive years and is the only 5-out-of-5-star rated plan in Texas. 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.