MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Senior Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 7/25/2004 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Welcomes New Cardiologist Page ContentFor more than fifty years, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has provided quality health care and outpatient services to the Houston area. In its continuing commitment to deliver quality patient care, Kelsey-Seybold is pleased to announce these new services to their clinics. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic at St. Luke’s Medical Tower, located at 6624 Fannin in the Texas Medical Center, welcomes Atasu Kumar Nayak, MD, FACC, FACP to their Cardiology department. Dr. Atasu Nayak joins the Cardiology department at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic on July 12, 2004, after completing his Interventional Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. Dr. Nayak is a graduate of New York Medical College. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Medical College and a fellowship in cardiology at Cornell University and the University of Missouri. He was assistant professor in the department of medicine and division of cardiology at the University of Missouri, Columbia for five years after his fellowship. Dr. Nayak is board certified in Internal Medicine, Intervention Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. His areas of clinical interest include interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, endovascular intervention, closure of patent foramen ovale, interventional trials and research. Dr. Nayak will work in the development of peripheral vascular disease and angiology programs in the Kelsey-Seybold Cardiology Office. If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Atasu Nayak, please call Kelsey-Seybold Clinic at 713-442-0000. 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.