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Kiska Workman
Director, Marketing and Communications
MEDIA: 713-442-5332
2/16/2009
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Colorectal Cancer: Preventable Treatable Beatable

​Kelsey-Seybold expert discusses risks and prevention in March 6 webinar

 
WHAT:
 
Dr. Muhammed Nathani, medical director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Surgery Center at Spring and Associate Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology, will discuss risks, prevention and treatment options for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.

Guests are invited to listen and email their questions in an anonymous setting. The presenter will answer questions following his presentation.

WHO:
 
Anyone concerned about their colorectal cancer risks, or who is over age 50.
 
WHEN:
 
Friday, March 6
12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
The presentation will run from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. A question/answer session will follow from 12:45 to 1 p.m.

HOW:

To register for the online event,click here.             

WHY:
 
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is committed to bringing information to Houstonians to improve their understanding of colorectal cancer and that the disease is preventable, treatable and beatable. Second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.One of the most commonly diagnosed cancers.Both men and women are at risk.Approximately 41.8 million average-risk people, age 50 or older, have not been screened for colorectal cancer.A daily baby aspirin helps reduce the risk of heart disease - and colorectal cancer.A high fiber diet is beneficial in reducing the risks of colorectal cancer.It's preventable, treatable and beatable in many cases with early detection.
  
Mark your calendar! The next webinar is scheduled for Friday, April 3, with Kelsey-Seybold Podiatrist Esther Jonas, M.D., presenting "Foot Health."
 
About Muhammed Nathani, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G.
Dr. Muhammed Nathani, Associate Chief of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Department of Gastroenterology, leads the gastroenterology team as medical director of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Surgery Center at Spring. Dr. Nathani earned his medical degree at Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, as well as fellowship training in gastroenterology and an additional one-year general hepatology fellowship at the Detroit Medical Center, part of Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Nathani is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Nathani is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has authored several publications and national presentations in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. He is also an active member of the Harris County Medical Society and the National Medical Association. Dr. Nathani enjoys the entire spectrum of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology with a special clinical interest in therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Dr. Nathani believes in providing outstanding medical care and utilizing the latest knowledge and technology. He further believes that a patient's respect and dignity should be of utmost importance. Dr. Nathani is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, Gujrati and Memoni. Dr. Nathani joined the Gastroenterology Department at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in August 2007.

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.