Dr. Rafi and his team at the Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute specialize in caring for elderly patients. Dr. Rafi completed a one-year program in geriatrics and gerontology at UCLA, along with a specialized program in advanced geriatrics. He focused on improving immune function and academic non-cosmetic anti-aging approaches.
Our elderly patients are typically 65 and older, but being geriatric isn’t solely about age. You could be 70 years old, working a full workweek, in excellent health, and not be considered geriatric. Conversely, you could be 60 years old with multiple health issues, taking 30 medications, and fall into the geriatric category. We evaluate your functionality both at home and outside, take into account any additional health conditions, and assess the complexity of your medical history.
With every new patient, we begin from the start. Usually, we initiate a review of their medications and recent lab results, followed by any necessary additional tests.