Bell Gardens CA Allergy Testing, Immunologist & Sinus Doctor


Meet Dr. Rafi and his dedicated team at the Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Institute, where their specialization lies in the treatment of geriatric patients. Dr. Rafi’s extensive expertise is a result of his completion of a one-year fellowship in geriatrics and gerontology at UCLA, further complemented by a specialized fellowship in advanced geriatrics. His research focus was centered on enhancing immune function and pursuing academic pursuits in non-cosmetic anti-aging strategies.

The term “geriatric” transcends mere age, as it’s not defined by a specific number. You could be a vibrant 70-year-old, actively engaged in a full workweek and enjoying robust health, without fitting the geriatric label. Conversely, a 60-year-old individual with a multitude of comorbidities, managing a complex regimen of 30 medications, may indeed be classified as a geriatric patient. To assess your status, consider your level of functionality both within and outside your home, take into account any underlying health issues, and evaluate the intricacy of your medical history.

At the outset of each patient’s journey with us, we initiate a comprehensive evaluation. This typically involves a thorough review of their current medications and recent laboratory results, followed by the ordering of any additional tests deemed necessary for their personalized care plan.

Geriatrics & Gerontology


Welcome to the Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute, where we specialize in cutting-edge treatments across the realms of Allergy, Immunology, Respiratory, and Skin Disorders. Allergies manifest when the immune system launches an assault on seemingly innocuous triggers like dust mites, unleashing a storm of symptoms like incessant sneezing, irritating rashes, relentless itching, or sudden shortness of breath. Our approach to treatment is all-encompassing and meticulously tailored to yield optimal outcomes for each unique case. We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and employ a comprehensive strategy to address the distinctive needs of every patient. Our services extend to individuals of all age groups, from infants and children to adults and seniors, as we tirelessly endeavor to furnish you with outstanding and efficacious healthcare solutions. It’s time to bid farewell to your suffering and embark on a journey to unearth the underlying causes of your condition!

Our specialties include treatment for:

Respiratory Conditions Bell Gardens CA
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Asthma (Allergic and Non-Allergic)
  • Adult-Onset Asthma
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Allergic Rhinitis (“Hay Fever”)
Skin Disorders Bell Gardens CA
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Skin Rashes
  • Contact Dermatitis
Immunology Bell Gardens CA
  • Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Bacterial and Fungal Infections.
Food and Drug Allergies Bell Gardens CA
  • Food Allergies
  • Food Intolerance
  • Drug Allergy
  • Multiple Drug Allergies

Our Other Services

Food & Drug Allergy Bell Gardens CA

If you have a food allergy, your immune system overreacts to a particular protein found in that food. Symptoms can occur when…

Immunology Bell Gardens CA

If the immune system is malfunctioning, our defenses are down against diseases, such as cancer, autoimmune and allergy…

Skin Allergies & Conditions Bell Gardens CA

Eczema is the most common skin condition, especially in children. It affects one in five infants but only around one in…

Allergy Testing & Therapies Bell Gardens CA

We have a variety of testing options at the Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute to help us determine the treatment …

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Bell Gardens CA

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic/immune condition that causes inflammation or swelling of the esophagus.

Cannabis Allergy Testing Bell Gardens CA

The symptoms of marijuana allergy include many clinical manifestations depending on how a person was exposed.

Asif Rafi

Dr Asif Rafi

What you can expect on your first visit:

Your first visit to Dr. Rafi is very comprehensive. We take your history to learn all aspects of your condition and perform an initial examination. Most likely, we will perform skin testing during this visit. It might be skin testing for classic allergies or patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. We also test for exhaled nitric oxide (called FeNO) to determine the level of allergic inflammation in your lungs. We offer spirometry for assessment of lung function. We can perform nasal endoscopy with a flexible fiber optic endoscopy to assess for nasalpolyps, deviated septum, and candidiasis.

Drug Allergy Clinic, Drug Allergy Doctor and Immunologist in Los Angeles CA

Dr. Asif Rafi MD is a distinguished expert in the field of drug allergy and immunology, providing exceptional care at his Drug Allergy Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. With his extensive medical background and specialized knowledge, Dr. Rafi stands out as a sought-after Drug Allergy Doctor and Immunologist. At the Drug Allergy Clinic, patients benefit from Dr. Rafi’s unparalleled expertise in diagnosing and treating drug allergies. With precision and a patient-centered approach, he conducts comprehensive assessments to identify the underlying causes of adverse drug reactions. Dr. Rafi understands that each patient is unique, and he tailors his treatment plans to suit individual needs, ensuring optimal outcomes and minimal risks.

Dr. Rafi’s commitment to advancing medical knowledge is evident in his dual role as a Drug Allergy Doctor and Immunologist. He stays at the forefront of the ever-evolving field of immunology, utilizing the latest diagnostic tools and treatment modalities. His dedication to ongoing research and professional development ensures that his patients receive the most current and effective care available. Patients not only appreciate Dr. Rafi’s clinical expertise but also his compassionate and approachable demeanor. He takes the time to educate his patients about their conditions, empowering them to make informed decisions about their healthcare journeys.

For those seeking a trusted Drug Allergy Doctor and Immunologist in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Asif Rafi MD’s Drug Allergy Clinic offers a beacon of expertise, innovation, and compassionate care. Dr. Rafi’s commitment to his patients’ well-being and his dedication to advancing the field make him a standout healthcare professional in the region.