Francisco J. Cervantes is a pediatrician and the chief medical doctor at the Laredo Pediatrics & Neonatology. Dr. Cervantes is a frequent speaker at medical conferences in topics related to pediatrics. He has compiled a database of 2116 patient records, which he has been continuously analyzing with the goal of finding the best treatment options for growing "diseases of affluence" among children. These diseases include diabetes and gallbladder disease. Most of Dr. Cervantes patients are first generation American-born children of Hispanic descent, a group at very high risk of developing "diseases of affluence."