MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Senior Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 9/7/2021 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Opens New Cornerstone Clinic in Historic River Oaks Shopping Center Page ContentNewest location expands access to coordinated, evidence-based care for River Oaks, Montrose, and Lower Heights residents HOUSTON (Sept. 7, 2021) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic today opened a 12,500-square-foot clinic in the historic River Oaks Shopping Center, offering comprehensive care for adults of all ages. The opening comes on the heels of three other clinic openings earlier this year at Memorial City, Lake Jackson, and North Channel, with more scheduled to open over the next several months. “Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has always prioritized the quality of care our patients receive when they walk through our doors – and it’s this commitment to patient care that is the driving force behind our planned growth in the coming year and for our newest location here in River Oaks,” said Cecilia Lowder, M.D., managing physician at River Oaks clinic. “We are all so thrilled to be welcoming current and new patients to this beautiful new space and look forward to caring for them here for years to come.”The new River Oaks clinic is located at 2040 West Gray St., Suites 120 and 200, at the corner of S. Shepherd Drive.The new clinic expands access to coordinated, evidence-based care for patients in the River Oaks, Montrose, and Lower Heights communities who value quality and convenience. The new clinic has space for up to seven physicians. Beginning today, patients will be able to make appointments with physicians in primary care and Orthopedics. Kelsey-Seybold plans to expand specialty care to include OB/GYN by the end of 2021. Additionally, patients will have access to on-site diagnostic services, including laboratory, EKG, X-ray, and an extensive referral network of Kelsey-Seybold specialists at neighboring clinics: Downtown at The Shops; Berthelsen Main Campus, near the Texas Medical Center; Tanglewood Clinic, near the Galleria; and Woman's Center near NRG Stadium.“River Oaks clinic staff and medical providers have all been anxiously awaiting the opening of this beautiful, cornerstone clinic, and we’re so happy to finally welcome our patients to our new clinic,” said Precious Knighton, clinic administrator, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – River Oaks. “We believe that the convenience of this location for patients living in this area will open up access for many who haven’t yet had an opportunity to see a Kelsey-Seybold doctor and that the quality and care they receive when they walk through our doors will keep them coming back.”The River Oaks Shopping Center is an open-air specialty shopping center with over 300,000-square-feet of retail space with a wide variety of local and national retailers, upscale restaurants, and entertainment.The new River Oaks clinic was designed by Powers Brown Architecture. Wood ceiling accents, the texture of the flooring materials, and use of natural light provide a welcoming feeling. Entryway doors are close to the adjacent parking garage and an internal elevator with touch-free controls enhance convenience. 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 500 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 27 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, 17 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 five consecutive years. 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.