Dr. Rafi and his team at the Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Institute, specialize in treating geriatric patients. Dr. Rafi completed a one-year fellowship in geriatrics and gerontology at UCLA and a special fellowship in advanced geriatrics. His focus was on immune function and enhancement and academic non-cosmetic anti-aging.
Our geriatric patients are usually over 65, but being geriatric is not defined by age. You could be 70 years old, working five days a week, be super healthy and not be geriatric. Or you could be 60 years old with multiple comorbidities, on 30 medicines, and be a geriatric patient.How functional are you in your home and out of your home? What comorbidities do you have? And how complicated is your medical profile?
With each new patient, we start from the beginning. We typically begin with a medication review and a review of their recent lab results. Then we order additional testing as needed.