Dr. Rafi and his team at the Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute specialize in the treatment of older patients. Dr. Rafi completed a one-year fellowship in geriatrics and gerontology at UCLA, focusing on immune function, non-cosmetic anti-aging, and advanced geriatrics.
Our older patients are typically 65 and above, but age doesn’t solely define them. You could be 70, working full-time and in excellent health, not falling into the “elderly” category. On the other hand, you could be 60, dealing with multiple health issues, taking numerous medications, and fitting the criteria for an elderly patient.
We assess your functional abilities both at home and in other settings, consider your existing health conditions, and evaluate your medical history. With each new patient, we begin with a medication review and a thorough examination of recent lab results, and we may order additional tests as required.