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Rachelle Khalaf
Manager, Media Relations
MEDIA: 713-442-4919
1/17/2011
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Downtown Pharmacy Opens at the Shops at Houston Center


HOUSTON (January 17, 2011) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's new downtown Houston pharmacy location opened today at The Shops at Houston Center, 1200 McKinney, Suite 417. This is the 13th pharmacy to open in the Houston area under the Kelsey Pharmacy name.
 
The 834-square-foot pharmacy opens in advance of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Houston Center relocation to The Shops at Houston Center in March. In addition to filling prescriptions, the new pharmacy will stock over-the-counter products ranging from medications for allergy relief to diabetic supplies and the onsite pharmacist can perform complimentary drug consultations for patients interested in assessing their therapeutic regimens.
 
"I believe that pharmacists are among the most trusted professionals and I make it a priority to develop a relationship with all of my patients," said Susie N. Thang, Pharm.D.,R.Ph., pharmacy manager, Kelsey Pharmacy at The Shops at Houston Center. "Our new, full-service Kelsey Pharmacy at The Shops is right in the heart of downtown Houston, close to many of the major office buildings and is accessible to patients through the tunnels."
 
For added convenience, the Kelsey Pharmacy Downtown offers patients the option of having prescriptions mailed to their home or office at no additional charge. Patients interested in having a prescription transferred can visit the pharmacy in person, call the pharmacy at 713-442-MEDS. 
  
About Our Pharmacists
Kelsey-Seybold Pharmacists are your resource for information on your medications and side effects. We employ 20 professional Pharmacists with more than 300 years of combined pharmacy experience. Our Pharmacists and pharmacy employees are knowledgeable, and ready to answer any questions you may have about your health care needs. Our pharmacists participate in diabetes education, immunizations and research studies. See Kelsey Pharmacy locations.

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 480 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, 17 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 five 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 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.