MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 8/11/2014 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Clinic welcomes Pediatrician Dr. Erin A. Eckhart Page Content HOUSTON (August 11 , 2014) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston's premier community-based physician group for more than 60 years, welcomes Dr. Erin A. Eckhart, a pediatrician now caring for patients at the new Clear Lake Clinic which opened Aug 4. Dr. Eckhart has a special interest in developing continuity of care with patients and families, supporting new mothers with breastfeeding, preventive health, parental education and adolescent care. Dr. Eckhart graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. In 2008, she received her medical degree from Texas A&M University Health Science Center and the following year she completed an internship in Family Medicine at Columbus Regional Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia. She went on to complete an internship/residency in Pediatrics at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2014."I really enjoy working with parents to provide them with the information and education they need to make informed decisions for the health and well-being of their children. My goal is to work together with parents to help their children grow and thrive," said Dr. Eckhart.Dr. Eckhart will see patients at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Clear Lake, located at 1010 South Ponds Drive, directly across from Baybrook Mall on I-45. 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.