Dr. Rafi and his team at the Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute specialize in caring for elderly patients. Dr. Rafi completed a one-year fellowship in geriatrics and gerontology at UCLA, with a special focus on immune function and academic non-cosmetic anti-aging.
Our elderly patients are usually over 65, but age alone doesn’t define being elderly. For example, you could be 70, working full-time, in great health, and not considered elderly. On the other hand, you could be 60, dealing with multiple health conditions taking several medications, and fall into the elderly category.
We assess how well you can function at home and outside, consider your existing health issues, and evaluate your medical history complexity.
With every new patient, we begin with a review of their medications and recent lab results and order additional tests if necessary.