Dr. Rafi and his dedicated team at the Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute are experts in the specialized field of geriatric care. Dr. Rafi’s extensive training includes a one-year fellowship in geriatrics and gerontology at UCLA, in addition to a specialized fellowship in advanced geriatrics. His expertise is centered around immune function enhancement and academic non-cosmetic anti-aging.
It’s essential to understand that geriatric status is not solely determined by age. While many geriatric patients are typically aged over 65, being geriatric isn’t exclusively defined by the number of years lived. You could be 70 years old, actively working five days a week, and enjoy excellent health, yet not fall within the geriatric category. Conversely, you might be 60 years old, dealing with multiple comorbidities, relying on 30 different medications, and indeed be classified as a geriatric patient.
Evaluating geriatric status takes into account various factors, including how functional a person is within their home environment and beyond. The presence and nature of comorbidities are also critical considerations, as well as the complexity of an individual’s overall medical profile.
When a new patient seeks our care, we embark on a thorough assessment from the very beginning. Typically, this process begins with a comprehensive review of the patient’s current medication regimen and an examination of their recent laboratory results. As part of our commitment to delivering tailored care, we may order additional testing as necessary to ensure a holistic understanding of the patient’s unique medical needs. Our ultimate goal is to provide exceptional care that enhances the well-being of our geriatric patients. If you or a loved one are in search of specialized geriatric care, we are here to support your journey towards improved health and an enhanced quality of life.