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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Welcomes Mayor Pro Tem to New River Oaks Clinic with Ribbon Cutting

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – River Oaks staff welcomed Houston Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin to the clinic’s Oct. 6 ribbon cutting. In turn, Martin welcomed the River Oaks Clinic as part of the Houston business community by snipping the ribbon alongside providers and staff. The River Oaks Clinic opened Sept. 7 and has already received wonderful reception from the community, said Managing Physician Cecilia Lowder, M.D., Internal Medicine.

“Patients are so happy to come to Kelsey-Seybold,” Dr. Lowder said. “Many live and work a short distance away; some are able to walk to the clinic. Those who drive only have to drive a mile or two. They love this location.”

Kelsey-Seybold leadership and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – River Oaks staff gathered to celebrate the new River Oaks Clinic. From left: Kenneth Janis, M.H.A., M.B.A., Chief Operating Officer, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Brinda Springfield, Senior Director of Ambulatory Clinics, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Precious Knighton, Clinic Administrator; Cecilia Lowder, M.D., Managing Physician; Tony Lin, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Managers and C.E.O., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; and Amber Smith, R.N., Nursing Supervisor I.
From left: Brinda Springfield, Senior Director of Ambulatory Clinics; Anastasia Pasisis, P.A.-C., physician assistant; Kenneth Janis, Chief Operating Officer, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Houston Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin; Cecilia Lowder, M.D., managing physician; Tony Lin, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Managers and C.E.O., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Marian Jacob, D.O., Family Medicine; Amber Smith, R.N., Nursing Supervisor I; and Precious Knighton, Clinic Administrator.

River Oaks staff, Kelsey-Seybold leadership, and city leadership all commented on how necessary Kelsey-Seybold’s care is to River Oaks.

In a city with so many medical care options, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin stressed the importance of personalized care in a neighborhood setting. “I think the clinic is great, especially for Houston employees downtown. To have a clinic in your neighborhood that is only a few minutes away helps promote wellness through convenience and access.”

From left: Kenneth Janis, M.H.A., M.B.A., Chief Operating Officer, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Brinda Springfield, Senior Director of Ambulatory Clinics, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Houston Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin; Cecilia Lowder, M.D., Managing Physician; Precious Knighton, Clinic Administrator; and Tony Lin, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Managers and C.E.O., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

City officials joined Kelsey-Seybold staff and leadership to look at the new River Oaks Clinic. The clinic has already been a huge help to the community, commented both city officials and staff.

In addition to city officials, clinic staff was present at the ribbon cutting event. Tony Lin, M.D., Kelsey-Seybold ClinicChairman of the Board of Managers and C.E.O., shared his excitement for the River Oaks community to get to know the Kelsey-Seybold team.  “I am so proud that we are in this neighborhood, and I am so proud of this team, including Dr. Lowder and Dr. Jacob, who both bring so much to the practice.”

Kenneth Janis, Chief Operating Officer, is excited for the River Oaks community to learn more about the Kelsey-Seybold brand.  “I think it’s going to be great to bring our brand of patient-focused, high-quality care to more areas of town, especially in well-established communities like River Oaks,” he said. “This highly visible location, at the heart of this wonderful community, is an ideal place for us to establish ourselves here.”

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic leadership, staff, and city officials were greeted with a table of gifts, including cookies, travel-sized wipes, and pens. After the ribbon cutting, city officials were taken on a tour of the beautiful new facility.

Cecilia Lowder, M.D., Managing Physician, presented Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin with customized cookies – a gift from Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
Anastasia Pasisis, P.A.-C., physician assistant, (left) and Marian Jacob, D.O., Family Medicine, celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new River Oaks Clinic.
Clinic Administrator Precious Knighton leads a tour through the facility.

After the ribbon cutting, Clinic Administrator Precious Knighton led a tour of the new clinic. River Oaks Clinic has enough room for up to seven providers and includes access to on-site diagnostic services, including laboratory, EKG, and X-ray.

“We’re definitely seeing a lot of foot traffic,” Knighton said. “All of the feedback we have gotten so far has been very positive. When patients come in, they’re excited, they like the aesthetics of the clinic, and they love that it’s close to home.”

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