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.