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Rachelle Khalaf
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8/26/2013
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

KELSEY-SEYBOLD CLINIC OPENS NEW STANDALONE MULTISPECIALTY CARE CENTER IN PASADENA EXPANDING CLINICAL OFFERINGS

HOUSTON (June 18, 2013) –Kelsey-Seybold Clinic will open its doors to patients at a brand new custom-designed medical facility in Pasadena on June 24, 2013. The new clinic will help accommodate the increased demand in the area and improve patient experience and convenience. The clinic will be located at 5001 East Sam Houston Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77505, near Beltway 8 and Crenshaw. Kelsey-Seybold's Pasadena care center is one of 21 multispecialty clinics throughout the Greater Houston area. 

New and existing patients can see physicians in 10 medical specialties with the added convenience of having clinical services under one roof such as laboratory, diagnostic testing and screenings including radiology services, 3D mammography and an onsite pharmacy. All Kelsey-Seybold physicians and clinical professionals are connected by an electronic medical record and patients have access to their own secure portal, MyKelseyOnline, which allows them to communicate with their doctor's office from their computer or mobile device.

The two-story building will more than double the size of Kelsey-Seybold's long-time existing Pasadena location with 36,400 square feet designated as clinical space. 
"Our new Clinic will allow us to better meet the growing demand in Pasadena by bringing more specialty care and diagnostic procedures – like 3D mammography – to the community," said Victor Simms, M.D., Internist and managing physician of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Pasadena. "This area plays a significant role in the growth and economic development of the entire Pasadena community, so it is important to be able to offer patients and local businesses access to quality medical care in their own community."

The new clinic will grow the list of specialties offered by Kelsey-Seybold to include Orthopedics -Sports Medicine, Spine Center, and Podiatry, Endocrinology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, and Cardiologyand will increase the capacity for additional OB/GYN and primary care physicians.

In addition to digital mammography, the Pasadena Clinic will offer 3 Dimensional Breast tomosynthesis for patients who choose to add this optional imaging to their mammogram. Bone densitometry, ultrasound, echocardiography and mobile CT imaging also will be offered. The clinical laboratory will also be expanded, and patients will have the added convenience of an onsite pharmacy to immediately fill prescriptions.  

"Growth and development in Pasadena made this expansion a natural next step for us – a bigger space, additional specialties, added services – it's what our patients in Pasadena need," added Jonathan S. Bell, clinic administrator at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Pasadena. "We look forward to welcoming our existing and new patients to this beautiful new facility which was designed with their comfort and convenience in mind."
The new Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Pasadena location was designed by architecture firm Kirksey Architecture. Gamma Construction Company was the general contractor for this project. 

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.