MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Senior Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 10/12/2011 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey Seybold Clinic Expands Medical Specialties to its Growing Downtown Clinic Location Page Content HOUSTON (October 12, 2011) – Downtown Houston's only multispecialty practice, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown at The Shops, has added several new services to meet the needs of patients who live and work in the downtown area. Adding to the existing six medical specialties offered, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown at the Shops now offers patients Cardiology care, Rheumatology care, Chiropractic care and Acupuncture services. Kelsey-Seybold – Downtown at The Shops opened in March 2011 offering downtown's robust population primary and specialty care services including: Family Medicine,Obstetricsand Gynecology, Orthopedics – Sports Medicine, Podiatry, Pulmonary Medicine and Dermatology. The four new services were brought downtown to answer the growing need for additional specialty care. Now accepting appointments are: Cardiology Ali Mortazavi, M.D., joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in 1993 and is the Chief of Cardiology. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases and was recently named a "Super Doctor" by Texas Monthly magazine. His areas of special interest include:General CardiologyInterventional CardiologyLipid ManagementTransesopohageal Echocardiography Dr. Mortazavi is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American Medical Association, American Heart Association, Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. Rheumatology Kirkwood Johnston, M.D., joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in June 2011 and is a board-certified physician specializing in Rheumatology. Dr. Johnston also cares for patients at Main Campus and Clear Lake Medical Center. He speaks English, Spanish and German. Dr. Johnston completed medical school at the National University of Ireland at Cork in 2003 and in 2006, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. This was followed by a fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2008. Chiropractic Medicine & Acupuncture Services Roger Pringle, D.C., joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in 2001. He also cares for patients at the Main Campus, The Vintage and Spring locations. Dr. Pringle earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from Los Angeles College of Chiropractics. In December 1993, Dr. Pringle graduated from an internship at Whittier Chiropractic Health Center. He is board-certified by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners. "Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has brought tremendous value to Houston's downtown community by providing quality healthcare, convenience and one-stop medical care for patients," said Paulette Geminiani, clinic administrator for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown at The Shops. "Since opening earlier this year the clinic has seen a 15 percent increase in patient visits, particularly those looking for specialty care outside of the Texas Medical Center." In addition to primary and specialty care, the Downtown Clinic also providesroutine diagnostic and ancillary services, including laboratory, X-ray, digital mammography, bone density screening and ultrasound services. Other services include allergy injections, pre-employment physicals, foreign travel exams, foreign travel immunizations, drug screenings, asbestos exams, hazardous materials/hazardous waste exams, Department of Transportation exams and United Kingdom Offshore Oil Association (UKOOA) physicals. Patients also have the added convenience of filling prescriptions at the new Kelsey Pharmacy - Downtown located just across from the Downtown Clinic. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown at The Shops is located at 1200 McKinney, Suite 473. To learn more about Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown's services, visitour Downtown Clinic location page. 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 500 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 27 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.