MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 6/19/2015 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content First Say AHH at Your Doctors Appointment Then Say OOH at The Houston Zoo Page Content Kelsey-Seybold Pediatrics offers discount coupons to The Houston Zoo to pediatric patients who complete their annual physicals before summer's end HOUSTON (June 19, 2015) – School's out and many parents will be arranging annual physicals for their children before the new school year begins. At Kelsey-Seybold Clinic locations, parents, and children who come in for an annual physical throughout the summer are in for a special treat – an exclusive coupon from the Houston Zoo. With the coupon, parents and children can enjoy one free child ticket when an adult ticket is purchased or 15 percent off of an annual family membership. The annual promotion comes on the heels of the Houston Zoo's addition of a new Gorilla Exhibit which opened on May 22. "Every child should have an annual physical by their own pediatrician to assess for illnesses that may otherwise go undetected. A child's own pediatrician has an established relationship with the patient – and access to medical records that another clinician may not be aware of," said Richard Byrd, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "We hope that our summer pediatric campaign will encourage parents to make appointments for their child's annual physical early so they can enjoy a fun family outing at the Zoo before it's time to go back to school." Parents can easily make an appointment by calling 713-442-KIDS (5437) or schedule an appointment online with AppointmentsNOW atKelsey-seybold.com/NOW. The discount coupons to The Houston Zoo are available while supplies last. 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.