Dr. Rafi and his team at the Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute specialize in providing care to geriatric patients. Dr. Rafi holds a one-year fellowship in geriatrics and gerontology from UCLA, along with a special fellowship in advanced geriatrics. His expertise focuses on enhancing immune function and advancing the field of non-cosmetic anti-aging medicine.
It’s important to note that geriatric status is not solely defined by age. You might be 70 years old, working full-time, in excellent health, and not fit the traditional geriatric profile. Conversely, a 60-year-old with numerous comorbidities, taking multiple medications, may indeed be considered a geriatric patient. To assess this, we evaluate your functionality both at home and outside, take into account your comorbid conditions, and analyze the complexity of your medical history.
For each new patient, our approach starts from square one. We typically initiate the process with a review of your medications and a thorough assessment of your recent lab results. Additional testing may be ordered as necessary to provide you with the best care and personalized treatment options.
If you are seeking specialized care for geriatric concerns or require assistance with your health and well-being, we are here to support you. Our goal is to enhance your quality of life and ensure that you receive the highest level of care tailored to your unique needs.