MEDIA CONTACT(S): Kiska Workman Director, Marketing and Communications MEDIA: 713-442-5332 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Kiska.Workman@Kelsey-Seybold.com 5/26/2009 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Neurologist to Discuss Migraines in Upcoming Webinar Page Content Dr. Thomas to present "Migraines: It's Not Just a Headache" WHAT: There's an incessant pounding in your skull that just won't stop; almost like someone's taking a sledgehammer to your head. But is it just a really bad headache, or do you have what 15 percent of all people have the displeasure of experiencing at some point in their lives? A migraine. On June 5, as part of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Healthy Living Webinar series, Neurologist Desiree Thomas will explain the difference in her presentation "Migraines: It's Not Just a Headache." Guests are invited to listen and e-mail their questions to Dr. Thomas, who will answer questions following her presentation. WHY:Migraines can be debilitating, and many people underestimate the degree of pain that patients who have them experience. Chronic headaches are a major cause of missed work and decrease job productivity.15 percent of people will have a migraine in their lifetime.WHO:Anyone who's ever had a headache WHEN:Friday, June 512:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.The presentation will run from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. and will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. HOW:To register for the online event, visitkelsey-seybold.com/webinars. Can't make this webinar? Visit our webinar archive after the event date to listen to previous Webinars and for information about upcoming webinars.Mark your calendar! The next webinar is scheduled for Friday, July 10 in which Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Chief of Family Medicine, Patrick Carter, M.D. will present "Doc Talk: Communicating Clearly With Your Physician." About Desiree Thomas, MDDesiree Thomas, M.D. specializes in Neurology with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. She joined Kelsey-Seybold in 2006 and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Thomas interned at Baylor College of Medicine and completed her Neurology residency at Emory University. She cares for her patients at Kelsey-Seybold's Main Campus and Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. 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.