MEDIA CONTACT(S): Kiska Workman Director, Marketing and Communications MEDIA: 713-442-5332 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Kiska.Workman@Kelsey-Seybold.com 2/5/2009 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Appoints Dr. Mario Lamothe to Chief of the Rheumatology Department Page ContentKelsey-Seybold Clinic is pleased to announce that Mario Lamothe, M.D., has been appointed as Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Chief of the Rheumatology Department. Dr. Lamothe has dedicated his service and compassion to patients since he joined the medical team at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in 1998. Dr. Lamothe earned his medical degree at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He completed a fellowship in rheumatology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry, in Newark, N.J. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and is especially interested in the clinical areas of epidemiology and preventive medicine. When treating patients affected by rheumatic diseases, Dr. Lamothe believes in applying a balance of compassion, commitment and knowledge, which helps lead to better outcomes and an improved quality of life. Dr. Lamothe sees patients Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center and Main Campus locations. To schedule an appointment, or for assistance regarding any healthcare needs, questions or concerns, please contact Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Customer Contact Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (713) 442-0000 or log on to kelsey-seybold.com. 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 23 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.