USMD Holdings, Inc. ( NASDAQ: USMD), a physician-led integrated healthcare system, announced today that two new physicians - Hedieh Davanloo, M.D., and Paul Fabela, M.D. - have joined USMD Affiliated Services. These new physicians have been added to support the growing healthcare needs of the communities and patients USMD serves.

"I am pleased to welcome Dr. Davanloo and Dr. Fabela to USMD," said Richard Johnston, M.D., chief physician officer and executive vice president of USMD Holdings. "These outstanding physicians bring tremendous experience to USMD and will allow us to continue to meet the needs of our growing patient base and provide our patients with the care and personal attention they deserve."

Dr. Davanloo has joined USMD's growing group of geriatric medicine physicians, bringing the total number of geriatricians to eight. Dr. Fabela, who specializes in internal medicine, brings the total number of USMD internists to 57.

Dr. Davanloo and Dr. Fabela both accept Medicare, bringing the total number of USMD physicians currently serving seniors and accepting new Medicare patients to 100. Nationally, 10,000 baby boomers a day reach the age of 65. By 2030, it is anticipated that 18 percent of the nation will be 65 or older. USMD is positioning itself to better care for that age group.

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Dr. Hedieh Davanloo will practice at USMD's Arlington North Clinic. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medicine Center and her medical degree at Friedrich-Schiller University Medical School in Germany. Upon completing her residency, she worked as assistant professor and faculty at University of North Texas Health Science Center where she was actively involved in teaching osteopathic medical students, internal medicine and family medicine residents and geriatric medicine fellows. She also has more than 12 years of experience caring for patients in the Fort Worth community.

Dr. Paul Fabela will practice at USMD's Fort Worth Clinic. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of Utah Hospital and his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. Upon completion of medical training, Dr. Fabela spent nearly two years working as an internal medicine physician at an outpatient clinic in Weatherford, Texas.

About USMD Holdings, Inc.

USMD is a publicly held (NASDAQ: USMD), physician-led, integrated health system committed to exemplary patient care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, USMD serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with more than 250 physicians and associate practitioners, and provides healthcare services to patients in just under 20 different specialties at its two hospitals, six cancer treatment centers and nearly 70 physician clinics, many of which are multi-specialty. All 29 of USMD's primary care clinics have been accredited by the Patient-Centered Medical Home Program, a recognition program that is part of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. This recognition means that USMD's primary care clinics successfully display and utilize evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated patient care and long-term patient relationships. For more information about USMD, visit www.usmd.com.

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