MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 1/29/2002 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Clinic’s Dr. Carlos Taboada Garners National, Local Accolades Page ContentOfficials from the National Republican Congressional Committee announced that Dr. Carlos Taboada of Houston, has been appointed to serve on the Physician’s Advisory Board (PAB) in recognition of valuable contributions and dedication to the Republican Party. Taboada is an oncologist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic’s Main Campus. The Physician’s Advisory Board is part of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and is dedicated to making sure that physicians have a voice in Washington. Additionally, Taboada was honored with a “Fellow of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic” award at the Clinic’s annual Doctor dinner and dance. Kelsey-Seybold has a tradition of bestowing Fellow Awards to those individuals who give their professional lives to serve at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and leave a lasting legacy of excellence that will continue to shape the Clinic’s future. In conferring the award to Taboada, Dr. Spencer Berthelsen, chairman, board of directors for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, noted that Taboada joined the Clinic in 1966 and through his dedication, perseverance and commitment to the group practice model, he created the most enduring international practice in the Texas Medical Center. Taboada joins an elite group, as there have only been seven Fellows named in the 53-year history of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; including, Mavis Kelsey, Jim Kemper, Stan Fischer, Jim Smith, Don Owens, Vicki Buxton and Breaux Castleman. Dr. Taboada graduated from the University of Havana and is certified in Hematology and Oncology. His other professional designations include membership in the Fellow American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Harris County Medical Society.t 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.