Dr. Nabili received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. He then completed his graduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His graduate training included a specialized fellowship in public health where his research focused on environmental health and health-care delivery and management.
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
Lungs diseases seen frequently in seniors are
pulmonary disease (COPD), loss of lung volume, and pneumonias.
Poor kidney function (kidney or renal disease) from long standing
diabetes and hypertension are typical kidney diseases seen in seniors.
Cancers are commonly diagnosed in seniors. Most common ones seen in
this age group are cancers of
Bone marrow and immune system can start to become less functional and
lose their ability to produce sufficient blood cells causing anemia,
myelodysplasia (abnormal cell production), and decreased ability to fight
Stomach ulcers, diverticulosis (small pockets forming in the wall of
colon), colon inflammation or colitis from infection or ischemic (poor blood
flow), swallowing difficulty (dysphagia), constipation, bowel incontinence,
and hemorrhoids are some of the age-related gastrointestinal conditions.
Urinary problems in seniors include urinary incontinence, urinary
urgency, difficulty urinating,
prostate enlargement, and urinary infections.
Common oral and dental conditions of the elderly are gum diseases, dry
mouth, loss of teeth, poorly fitting dentures, and oral infections.
Skin conditions such as rosacea, shingles, dry skin, easy bruising,
skin cancers, and pre-cancerous skin diseases are frequently diagnosed in
Psychiatric conditions of depression and anxiety are common in
seniors, as are sleep disorders and insomnia.
In addition, fatigue, general deconditioning, forgetfulness,
medication side effects, diminished appetite, weight loss, and falls are
typical causes of concern for senior health.