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8/4/2014
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Opens New Multispecialty Care Center in Clear Lake

Patients living in Clear Lake will benefit by having more physicians and medical services available at one, convenient location

HOUSTON (August 4, 2014)Kelsey-Seybold Clinic will open its doors to patients at a new, custom-designed medical facility in Clear Lake on Aug. 4, 2014. The new clinic will help accommodate the increased demand in the area offering patients added convenience and new amenities including free WiFi, flat screen televisions, Saturday ill-care appointments and online scheduling for certain specialties. The clinic will be located at 1010 South Ponds Drive, directly across from Baybrook Mall on I-45, and will replace Kelsey-Seybold's two existing Clear Lake clinics.
 
"Our Kelsey-Seybold Clear Lake staff is so excited to be in this beautiful new building, working side-by-side to help keep our patients well," said, Alecia Davis-Townsend, M.D., one of three managing physicians at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake. "Our patients will be pleased with all the services and amenities the new Clear Lake Clinic has to offer and the fact they can now get care for their entire family at one location.  We look forward to welcoming our existing patients, as well as new patients, to our new home in Clear Lake."
 
The new location offers physicians in 18 medical specialties including: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Allergy, OB/GYN, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Spine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), Pulmonary, Optometry, Neurology, Dermatology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Rheumatology and Urology.
 
Patients will have the added convenience of having clinical services under one roof such as laboratory services and expanded medical and diagnostic testing, including general radiology, mobile CT, mobile MRI, ultrasound, mammography, bone densitometry, cardiac stress testing, EKG and echocardiograms.  Patients also will have convenient access to an onsite pharmacy to fill prescriptions.

The three-story Clear Lake Clinic will increase the combined square footage from 41,000 to 55,000 square feet accommodating 27 physicians. Future expansion could take the facility to 39 physicians.
"Convenience for our patients was our top priority when planning the new Kelsey-Seybold Clear Lake Clinic and the reason we consolidated our two locations to bring all of our physicians and medical experts under one roof," said Cynthia Medwedeff-Blake, clinic administrator for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake.

The new location was designed by Kirksey Architecture. Gamma Construction was the general contractor for this project.

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 23​​ 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.