MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 10/13/2015 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Welcomes Pulmonary Specialist, Bashar Farjo, M.D. Page Content HOUSTON (Oct. 13, 2015) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston's premier community-based multispecialty physician group for more than 60 years, welcomes Dr. Bashar Farjo, a board-certified Pulmonology Specialist. Dr. Farjo has a special interest in pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, COPD, endobronchial ultrasound and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Farjo graduated from the University of Baghdad College of Medicine in Iraq. He completed his residency at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and His fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Science center in Houston. "My principle role is to provide the patient with accurate information about their conditions or diagnosis. This includes defining available treatment options and partnering with my patients to help formulate their best individualized health plan. I am a strong advocate for my patient. I believe continuity of care is important and a long-term partnership is essential for my patients' overall health," said Dr. Farjo. Dr. Farjo will see patients at Kelsey-Seybold Cinco Ranch, located at 23000 Highland Knolls Dr. Katy, TX 77494; Main Campus, located at 2727 West Houston Blvd., Houston, TX 77025; and Tanglewood Clinic, located at 1111 Augusta Dr., Houston, TX 77057. In his spare time, Dr. Farjo enjoys staying active by biking or running and spending time with his family. He and his wife enjoy volunteering in the church. 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.