MEDIA CONTACT(S): Kiska Workman Director, Marketing and Communications MEDIA: 713-442-5332 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Kiska.Workman@Kelsey-Seybold.com 2/4/2009 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Congratulates 24 Physicians with Top Doc Honor Page ContentTwenty-four Kelsey-Seybold Clinic physicians were recently named "Houston's Top Doctors" by H Texas magazine. Physicians from 13 different medical specialties were among the honorees. "We are proud of these Kelsey-Seybold physicians and are pleased that they are receiving this much-deserved recognition from their medical colleagues and patients," said Dr. Spencer Berthelsen, chairman of the board of directors, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. The annual profile features Houston physicians nominated by colleagues and patients for their devotion to their profession, their excellent skills and their service to the Houston community. Recognized Kelsey-Seybold physicians include:Lyndall F. Harrison, chief, Allergy/ ImmunologyMarie Maurice, chief, DermatologyCecilio E. Batres, DermatologyMaria I. Colome, DermatologyDonald W. Owens, DermatologyJeffrey L. Rochen, chief, EndocrinologyTahirih T. Baker, Family PracticeNicholas J. Solomos, Family PracticeJohn I. Hughes, chief, GastroenterologyTreneth P. Baker, associate chief, General SurgeryGilchrist L. Jackson, chief, Head & Neck SurgeryMichael E. Newmark, NeurologyJoyce H. Holz, Obstetrics and GynecologyFrances A. Smith, chief, Obstetrics and GynecologyNancy E. Webb, chief, OphthalmologyGlenn C. Landon, chief, Orthopedic SurgeryHerbert J. Ashe, Jr., chief, OtolaryngologyHelene R. Sheena, PediatricsSeth P. Kravitz, PediatricsRichard L. Byrd, chief. PediatricsLawrence L. Fan, PediatricsDebra A. Cutler, PediatricsJames C. Hoyle, Jr., PediatricsJessica K. Lewis, Pediatrics 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.