SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (June 02, 2009)

Board-Certified Family Medicine Physicians Tiffany L. Albritton, MD, and Peter C. Kwan, MD, have joined Memorial Hermann Medical Group-Sugar Land.

The physicians are located in the same professional office building as Memorial Hermann Medical Group physicians Neetee N. Gadgil, DO, board-certified in family medicine, and Colleen G. Lance, MD, board certified in internal medicine and sleep medicine.

"We are proud to welcome Dr. Albritton and Dr. Kwan to Memorial Hermann Medical Group-Sugar Land," said Doug Ardoin, MD, physician-in-chief of Memorial Hermann Health System and president of Memorial Hermann Medical Group. "As well-respected physicians who practice in Sugar Land, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in family medicine to our growing medical group."

"Memorial Hermann places strong value in the role of primary care physicians because we believe that patients who have a regular, ongoing relationship with a primary care physician are more likely to receive the preventive care they need," Dr. Ardoin continued. "We are committed to working with primary care physicians to deliver personalized, coordinated, comprehensive care that is safe, affordable and of high quality."

Dr. Albritton graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and focuses on family practice and weight management. A Texas native, Dr. Albritton also speaks to community groups on weight management and teen health issues.

Dr. Kwan graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, focuses on family medicine and is fluent in Cantonese. He is a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

A resident of Sugar Land for more than 20 years, Dr. Kwan was named Physician of the Year in 2004 by the Memorial Hermann Health System. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Kwan has volunteered in medical missions in Mexico, Central America and China. He has served as the medicine director of the Texas Lions Camp for Diabetic Children since 1989.

Dr. Albritton and Dr. Kwan previously were employed by Family Practice Associates in Sugar Land and are now employed by Memorial Hermann Medical Group.

"Practicing within Memorial Hermann Medical Group will allow Drs. Albritton and Kwan to focus on each patient's personal healthcare needs while drawing on the resources, innovations and technological advancements of a well-respected healthcare system," said Dr. Ernest Bartimmo, medical director of Memorial Hermann Medical Group. "Our physicians also benefit from Memorial Hermann's electronic health record (EHR), providing real-time quality measures for benchmarking and improvement."