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MEDIA CONTACT(S):
Rachelle Khalaf
Manager, Media Relations
MEDIA: 713-442-4919
4/21/2007
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Physicians Host Healthy Choices Event

Event features free adult obesity seminar, cooking demonstrations
WHAT:Kelsey-Seybold Clinic — Willowbrook physicians and medical staff will host a Saturday morning program for adults throughout northwest Houston who are interested in reducing their risks of developing lifelong health problems. The Healthy Choices event offers a chance to learn important information and discover practical ways to help maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. The event is free and open to the public, and is part of the Healthy Living for Families series. The event offers:
  • Free physician and dietitian lectures featuring ways to prevent metabolic syndrome, a complex disorder resulting from obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar (diabetes);
  • Ask the Dietitian: a chance to ask about healthy food choices and what to shop for on a tight schedule or budget;
  • Free cooking demonstrations: A gourmet chef will provide quick, easy and healthy meal options for today’s busy families.
For more information or to RSVP for the event, please call 713-442-5455 or visit www.kelsey-seybold.com.
WHO:Kelsey-Seybold Clinic — Willowbrook physicians and medical staff, including Khanh Nguyen, M.D., Internal Medicine Physician, and Veronica Juarez, R.D., L.D., C.D.E., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic supervisor of Dietitian and Nutrition Services.

WHEN:

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2007
10 - 11 a.m.
“Healthy Choices: Preventing Metabolic Syndrome and Adult Obesity,” a lecture with Khanh Nguyen, M.D., and Veronica Juarez, R.D., L.D., C.D.E.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Free cooking demonstrations and “Ask the Dietitian”
WHERE:  Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Willowbrook, 18220 Tomball Parkway, Suite 400.
Inside the Medical Building at the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.
Free onsite parking.

WHY:

Obesity has become a national health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 32% of adults are considered obese, more than twice the number estimated 20 years ago. But there is good news. Most cases of obesity can be controlled and reversed through simple lifestyle changes such as healthier diet and more exercise, which is why it’s especially important for adults to learn about nutrition and exercise and ways to reduce health risks.

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.