MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Senior Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 1/20/2005 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Welcomes Gastroenterology Services to The Woodlands and Main Campus Clinics Page Content In its ongoing commitment to deliver quality patient care, Kelsey-Seybold is pleased to welcome Gregory Shannon, M.D., to its Gastroenterology Department at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – The Woodlands and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic –Main Campus. The Woodlands Clinic is located at 17350 St. Luke’s Way, Suite 200, in The Woodlands, and the Main Campus Clinic is located at 2727 W. Holcombe, in Houston. Dr. Shannon joined the Gastroenterology (GI) Department at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in December 2004. Dr. Shannon grew up in Chicago, where he attended medical school at Northwestern University. After earning his medical degree, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Clinical Gastroenterology Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Prior to returning to Houston, Dr. Shannon practiced medicine in Charlotte, North Carolina. He enjoys the entire spectrum of clinical Gastroenterology, with special skills and interest in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and therapeutic biliary GI. He also has a major interest in colorectal cancer screening. Presently, he sees patients at the Main Campus and will be rotating one day per week at the Woodlands location, beginning in February 2005. If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Shannon at the Main Campus or The Woodlands Clinics, please call Kelsey-Seybold’s 24-hour Customer Contact Center at 713-442-0000.shan 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 26 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.