Dr. Kent Davis appointed medical director of UTHCT’s Center for Healthy Aging

Monday, July 11, 2005

Kent Davis, MD, has been appointed medical director of the Center for Healthy Aging at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

“I’m delighted that Dr. Davis has accepted the post of medical director for the UTHSCT Center for Healthy Aging. Dr. Davis and the programs he’s helped to developed thus far at the Center are a great asset to UTHSCT and to the entire region,” said Dr. Steven Brown, UTHSCT’s chief medical officer.

The Center for Healthy Aging is a comprehensive approach to wellness that brings together physicians, programs, and services dedicated to patients’ continuing health, as well as the health of mature adults throughout East Texas.

Dr. Davis, a professor in UTHSCT’s Department of Medicine, joined the Health Center in 1989. He is board certified in internal medicine with an added qualification in geriatric medicine.

“I am very pleased to accept this position, and look forward to the opportunity of continuing to build an excellent program focused on the medical needs and issues of the older person,” Dr. Davis said.

“One of our goals is to partner with the seniors of East Texas to help maintain and improve their health and function and to help them live healthy and active lives for as long as possible,” he said.

Current or planned components of the Center for Healthy Aging are: (1) the Senior Assessment Clinic, a centralized, team approach to assess seniors’ health-care needs with a focus on improving the health of the frail elderly; it opened in January 2004; (2) the Geriatric Fellowship Program, which will offer physicians advanced training in geriatrics; (3) the Red and Kim Little Healthy Aging Outreach Endowment, an annual program for seniors given by a nationally known speaker, plus (4) public-health education events; and (5) biomedical research into diseases that affect the aging process.

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