Dr. Rafi and his team at the Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute are experts in geriatric patient care. Dr. Rafi’s extensive training includes a one-year fellowship in geriatrics and gerontology at UCLA, as well as a specialized fellowship in advanced geriatrics. His focus revolves around immune function enhancement and academic non-cosmetic anti-aging.
While most of our geriatric patients are over 65, it’s important to note that being considered geriatric isn’t solely defined by age. You might be 70 years old, working full-time, and in excellent health without being considered geriatric. Conversely, a 60-year-old with multiple comorbidities, taking numerous medications, can be classified as a geriatric patient. We assess your functionality both at home and outside, consider your comorbidities, and evaluate the complexity of your medical profile.
With each new patient, we take a comprehensive approach. This typically begins with a review of your current medications and recent lab results. We also order additional tests as necessary to ensure a holistic understanding of your unique medical needs, allowing us to develop a personalized care plan.