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8/1/2014
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Welcomes Dermatologist, Dr. Lana H. Hawayek

HOUSTON (August 1, 2014) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston's premier community-based physician group for more than 60 years, welcomes Dr. Lana H. ​Hawayek, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Her areas of interest include general medical dermatology, including diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, as well as various skin disorders. She will also perform cosmetic dermatologic procedures including botox injections for wrinkles and excessive sweating; various dermal filler injections; chemical peels; and spider vein treatments, in addition to several other cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Hawayek began her career as the director of Cosmetic Dermatologic and Laser Surgery with University Physicians in Cincinnati, Ohio where she established the cosmetic and laser surgery clinic. Dr. Hawayek also served as an assistant professor of Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati where she oversaw and taught at resident clinics. In 2010, she moved to Houston and joined Memorial Clinical Associates as a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic dermatologic surgeon.

Dr. Hawayek will see patients at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – The Woodlands at 17350 St. Luke's Way, Suite 200, Medical Arts Center II.

"I believe in treating every patient as an individual – and that no two patients are exactly the same. I tailor each treatment plan to the patient's condition and to their specific lifestyle needs," said Dr. Lana Hawayek, dermatologist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – The Woodlands. "I also strive to educate my patients about their skin conditions, treatments and preventing skin problems."

In 1999, Dr. Hawayek earned her medical degree from American University of Beirut in Lebanon and later received an anatomical/surgical pathology diploma at the American University of Beirut Medical Center/Hospital (American University Hospital). In 2001, she began her Internal Medicine residency at University of Cincinnati Medical Center and in 2005 completed a dermatology residency as the chief resident. Dr. Hawayek continued her education with a fellowship at the University of California San Francisco in cosmetic dermatologic surgery and laser completing this program in 2006.

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.