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South Shore providers and staff celebrate joining the Kelsey-Seybold family


Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – South Shore staff celebrated the clinic’s Feb. 11 reopening under the Kelsey-Seybold name following the completion of Kelsey-Seybold’s previously announced acquisition of South Shore Medical Center, P.A., in League City.

The new Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – South Shore is a cohesive blend of South Shore Medical Center and Kelsey-Seybold staff, all of whom eagerly look forward to serving area residents’ medical needs.

Lynnette Vidal (left), Clinic Administrator, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – South Shore; Kiyoko Latson (center), Clinic Administrator IV, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Clear Lake; and Iman Rahim (right), Project Manager, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Berthelsen Main Campus celebrate the opening of the South Shore Clinic. Clinic Administrator Lynnette Vidal formerly worked at South Shore Medical Center before joining Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. 

“I’m so excited to be part of the Kelsey-Seybold family! Everybody has been so helpful and team oriented,” Lynnette said. “I want patients to feel the same way I do – very welcomed.”

The first patient of the day was Brian Bender, who lives in South Shore.

When Brian was looking for a doctor recently, Kelsey-Seybold popped up as one of the options.

“I wanted to go somewhere familiar, and when I saw there was a Kelsey-Seybold location accepting new patients, I recognized the name. Plus, it’s just down the road,” Brian said.

Brian said the most important things to him when looking for a doctor include proximity to his home, the recognition of the Kelsey-Seybold brand, and the quality of care. He saw Jack Janoe, M.D., Family Medicine, for his physical.

Brian and Dr. Janoe smile for the camera after Brian’s physical.

Dr. Janoe said the response from his patients regarding the practice becoming a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has been favorable.

“I’ve been talking to my patients for months to let them know about the change, and the response has been very positive,” he said.

Since becoming a Kelsey-Seybold physician, Dr. Janoe has been struck by the seamless transition and is proud to be part of the Kelsey-Seybold team.

“I’ve have been really impressed with Kelsey-Seybold’s efficiency and teamwork,” Dr. Janoe said.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – South Shore staff celebrate a successful opening day at the clinic. From left: Brianna Hernandez, Ambulatory Services Representative II; Jessica Betancourt, Certified Medical Assistant, II; Christina Caballero, Ambulatory Services Representative II; Lynnette Vidal, Clinic Administrator; Jack Janoe, M.D.; Angela Wofford, Medical Assistant II; Benafsha Irani, D.O., Managing Physician; Chelsea Reeves, Financial Reviewer; Amanda Luna, R.N., Nursing Supervisor I; April Thompson, R.N.; and Elisha Harris, Patient Service Technician I.

Managing physician for the South Shore Clinic, Benafsha Irani, D.O., who previously worked at Clear Lake Clinic for six years, strives to build a partnership with patients.

“We’re here to work together to take care of the health needs of our community and want our patients to feel comfortable while they’re here,” Dr. Irani said.

Managing Physician Benafsha Irani, D.O., welcomes patients to Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – South Shore. 

“The first place a patient goes is the front desk. If our staff enjoys working here, the patient sees that,” Dr. Irani said. “There are so many people in the clinic a patient interacts with before they ever meet me. I want our patients to see we’re all happy to be working here because then the patient feels comforted.”

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