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Celebrating 70 Years of Caring

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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Celebrates 70 Years of Caring, Innovation, and Growth

On March 15, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic celebrates 70 years of caring for patients in the Greater Houston area, a rare milestone for a physician-owned and operated multispecialty practice. Mavis P. Kelsey, M.D., founded Kelsey-Seybold Clinic on March 15, 1949, when he opened an office in the still fledgling Texas Medical Center, now the largest medical center in the world. Dr. Kelsey was trained at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., established in 1919 and founded on the principle that doctors should practice medicine using a team approach to patient care. Dr. Kelsey believed in this model of care and aspired to develop in the South a multispecialty practice like Mayo Clinic. Seventy years later, that one-person practice is now 850-providers strong, caring for a half-million patients annually in more than 65 medical specialties at 40 locations throughout the Greater Houston area.

"Kelsey-Seybold was established seven decades ago by Dr. Kelsey, who was a visionary physician, determined to establish a multispecialty institution of patient-centered healthcare," said Tony Lin, M.D., chairman and managing director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "Our organization has worked diligently to maintain this revolutionary spirit and can trace back many of our successes and much of our growth to this key characteristic."

Thumbnail showing a detailed timeline of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's history over the past 70 years.

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