MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 2/22/2002 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Announces Opening of New Willowbrook Clinic Page ContentKelsey-Seybold Clinic is expanding its services and facilities in the FM 1960 area to accommodate the growing need for specialized health care services in the community. Kelsey-Seybold’s new Willowbrook Clinic includes increased specialty care, along with the primary care services.The Kelsey-Seybold Willowbrook Clinic is located at 18220 Tomball Parkway, Suite 400 in the Willowbrook Methodist Hospital. To celebrate the opening, Kelsey-Seybold is hosting a free Family Health Fair on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Attendees will receive suggestions about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including exercise, a healthy diet, and health screenings. The 33,000 square-foot Willowbrook Clinic replaces Kelsey-Seybold's Cy-Fair Clinic location at 8300 FM 1960 with a regional medical center, providing primary and specialty care along with other on-site services. Primary Care Services at the Willowbrook Clinic include: Dermatology provided by Marie Mack, MDFamily Practice provided by Cecilia Gibbons, MD, Nicizaki Guzman, MD, and Abdul Meghji, MDInternal Medicine provided by Susan Brown, MD and Michael Esantsi, MDOB/GYN provided by J. Patrick Benge, MDPediatrics provided by Linda Henricksen, MD, Seth Kravitz, MD, and Thuy Nguyen, MD Specialty and other on-site services: ENT provided by Dr. Omid AbbassiOrthopedics provided by Dr. Christopher SiodlarzExpanded, on-site Kelsey-Seybold Pharmacy, with a large selection of over-the-counter medications. One of the major initiatives of the Willowbrook expansion is the creation of a regional specialty hub, providing specialized care conveniently located to our patients. This new Willowbrook Clinic specialty hub will provide expanded health care services for other Kelsey-Seybold patients, who typically visit other area clinics. Willowbrook Clinic Administrator Angelia Wawarfsky, recognizes the need for expanded services.“The growing size and diversity of the Cy-Fair community necessitates more specialized health care services,” says Wawarfsky, “and by expanding our services we will provide our patients the care they need.” To contact the Willowbrook Clinic directly, call 713-442-1500. Or, for appointments, call Kelsey-Seybold at 713-442-0427. 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.