Dr. Rafi and his team at the Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute specialize in providing care for elderly patients. Dr. Rafi has completed a one-year fellowship in geriatrics and gerontology at UCLA, along with a special fellowship in advanced geriatrics. His expertise focuses on enhancing immune function and non-cosmetic anti-aging within the academic realm.
Elderly patients in our care are typically over the age of 65, although age alone doesn’t define geriatric status. You might be 70 years old, actively working five days a week, and in excellent health, yet not considered geriatric. Conversely, you could be 60 years old, dealing with multiple medical conditions, taking numerous medications, and fall into the geriatric category.
We assess your functionality both at home and outside, taking into account your comorbidities and the complexity of your medical history. With each new patient, we initiate our evaluation from scratch, starting with a thorough medication review and an examination of recent laboratory results. Additional tests are ordered based on individual needs.