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Rachelle Khalaf
Manager, Media Relations
MEDIA: 713-442-4919
11/13/2001
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Announces New Chairman of the Board

​The Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr. Spencer Berthelsen has been selected as the new Chairman of the Board. Dr. Berthelsen replaces Dr. Michael Condit, who has served as Chairman since 1994.

Dr. Berthelsen is a board certified Internal Medicine specialist who has been with Kelsey-Seybold since 1980. A graduate of Bellaire High School and Rice University, Dr. Berthelsen completed his medical school training at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He served his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Diego University Hospital and VA Hospital. Over the past 21 years, Dr. Berthelsen has held many leadership positions at Kelsey-Seybold, including Medical Director for Managed Care, Chief of the Section of General Medicine, and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Berthelsen is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. He is also current Chief of the Section for General Internal Medicine and Associate Chief of Internal Medicine Services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.

Dr. Berthelsen has also served in numerous leadership positions with the Harris County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association, advocating for healthcare issues at the Texas Legislature.

Dr. Berthelsen is married with two children, and will continue to maintain his clinical practice at the Quail Valley Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Missouri City.

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.