*WEAR A MASK—–KEEP ON AT ALL TIMES! DO NOT WEAR MASKS WITH VALVES, these valved masks help to protect you but not those around you from being exposed to you. Please wear non-valved masks.
*NO FEVER, COUGH, RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS—–NO EXPOSURE OR TRAVEL, if you are a healthcare/hospital employee treating or testing COVID 19 patients thank you for taking the risk to care for those most in need. We know you are wearing proper PPE and removing them before leaving the hospital floor and washing your hands and wearing a mask when you come to our office. Please email us or call us by Thursday before Friday shot hours, so we can arrange for you to come after shot hours or at the end of the day
NO LENGTHY CONVERSATIONS IN THE OFFICE TO MINIMIZE DROPLET SPREAD
1 PERSON AT A TIME MAY ENTER (KEEP 6 FT APART):
* USE HAND SANITIZER WHEN YOU ENTER BEFORE SITTING DOWN
*CHECK-IN WITH FRONT DESK-
*GIVE NAME TO THE FRONT DESK (may write on sheet of paper to minimize conversation and keep glass window closed when possible) —-YOU MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT—-**NO WALK-INS**
*HAVE TEMPERATURE CHECKED-BOTH PATIENT AND CAREGIVER IF ONE IS PRESENT (<99F)
*YOU WILL BE CALLED BACK TO THE LAB TO RECEIVE YOUR ALLERGY SHOT, WE HAVE TAKEN DOWN THE PLASTIC BARRIER for shots and skin testing. AFTER YOUR INJECTIONS PLEASE HAVE A SEAT BACK AT YOUR SEAT. WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR ARMS CHECKED, LET THE FRONT DESK KNOW IF YOU NEED AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK or MONTH.
DO NOT CROWD THE CHECK-IN AREA: KEEP 6 FEET APART
For those patients with asthma especially if you are receiving AIT injections, please email our office for us to prescribe you a peak flow meter for home. Please do the peak flow meter around the same time each day to measure how well your asthma and breathing is controlled. On the day of your AIT injection, please write down your peak flow and give it to the staff or let them know the number.
For asthma patients with virtual visits, please scan or take a photo of your peak flow meter log/diary and email it to us to review along with an ACT to evaluate your asthma.
We now offer rapid COVID Antigen testing with results within 10 minutes prior to spirometry so we can make sure it is safe to perform, otherwise, it is currently deemed unsafe to perform indoors. For those who have received their full Covid vaccination, please let our staff know when you schedule for your appt and bring your Covid vaccine card as proof.
If you are asymptomatic (no signs of cough, fever, runny nose or shortness of breath) but are uncertain or question if you were exposed to Covid, we are able to provide a Covid PCR send out to Quest test-schedule an appt for a quick visit and swab. Appts are at the end of the day. However, if you are symptomatic or know you were exposed then contact your primary care or Urgent care right away for testing.
Stay healthy! 😷❤️
IF YOU THINK YOU NEED TESTING for COVID 19, CONTACT YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN OR – CALL VA HEALTH DEPARTMENT 1-877-ASK-VDH3
Telemedicine: Virtual visits for New and established patients: patients can have virtual visits with us. Call or email us to set up a virtual appt. If you have NOT been seen in the office this year (2021), please call us or email us at email@example.com so we can email forms for you to complete at home, you can email the forms completed with a copy of your insurance card (front and back as well as a copy of your driver’s license before we can set up a virtual appt. Most insurances (Carefirst, Aetna and Cigna-most plans) are now covering for virtual appointments for both new and established patient virtual visits but there may be some insurance plans may not cover and (some self-covered plans may opt out) for a virtual appt, so check with your insurance provider. If they do not cover a virtual appt then it is $75 for 15 minutes or less charge to your credit card for follow up appointments for established patients and $200 for New patient consultation of 30 minutes or less.
Virtual visits can be done with a laptop computer with a camera and a microphone or your cell phone. We will send you a link via your email and you can click on the link to enter a virtual waiting room where you will then connect virtually with Melissa or Dr. Bailey.
If you have asthma, please make sure your asthma is well controlled. In place of spirometry and FENO testing, we will conduct an ACT questionnaire to assess your asthma control. Spirometry testing may be performed with a prior Rapid Covid Ag test in the office or with proof of a negative Covid PCR test from 24 hrs or less. If you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 and are symptoms free then just show your COVID 19 vaccination card and we will not have to perform a rapid Covid Ag test.
For those with food allergies, environmental allergies, eczema, swelling or hives, we can perform allergy skin test by appointment and for those with food allergies, we will provide a lab order to further evaluate and can review both the allergy skin test and lab results via a follow up virtual visit.
Clinical questions can be addressed via a virtual visit. Those recommended to do at home food introduction can also schedule a virtual visit to review those instructions and protocol.
If you had lab work recently and have not heard back from us, please call or email us so we can track down those results and review them with you via Telemedicine virtual visit as a quick follow-up visit so we can provide you with some guidance and recommendations based on your results.
ALLERGY ALERTS: warmer weather is causing some tree pollens are at HIGH TREE levels! Please follow your Allergy Action Plan.
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Welcome to Allergy Associates of Northern Virginia, PLLC, the office of Dr. Sally Joo Bailey. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates regarding the practice, hours and allergy updates.
Sally Joo Bailey, M.D. is a Diplomat of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology Specializing in Adult and Pediatric Allergy & Asthma
Dr. Sally Joo Bailey is the current President of the Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (over 70 allergist members from Virginia, Maryland and DC) as well as the Founder of Capital Allergy Associates (over 100 allergist members nationally)-goal is to help independent allergist practice maintain the ability to provide the best allergy & asthma care.
We are conveniently located at the Virginia Hospital Center Complex in Arlington, Virginia. where we offer comprehensive adult and pediatric allergy evaluation, education and treatment of allergies, asthma, cough, congestion, postnasal drip, food allergy, eczema, hives, eye allergy, and chronic sinusitis. Our goals are to provide you with the highest quality of effective treatment of your symptoms. In reaching our goals, your symptoms of allergy, asthma and other allergic conditions should be minimized, leading to improved quality of life.
WTOP 103.5 FM : Stress can make spring allergies worse: http://www.wtop.com/41/3594482/Stress-can-make-spring-allergies-worse
Washington Post: Goodbye polar vortex, hello pollen vortex: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/tidal-wave-of-pent-up-pollen-could-be-headed-our-way/2014/04/02/39e22592-b9e7-11e3-a397-6debf9e66e65_story.html
Closing and Changes: Updates on office hours, news, tips and more can be found on the AllergyNVA News page. Recent items are also listed in the right-hand column.
Regular Shot Hours: Shot hours are Monday from 1pm – 4pm, Tuesday from 9am – 11:30am & 1pm – 4:30pm, Thursday from 9am – 11:30am & 1pm – 4:30pm, and Friday from 7:30am – 9am . Click here for further details about shots.
Cluster Shot Hours: by appointment only at 9:00am and 1:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Patients can receive 2-3 shot doses in one day. Must wait 1 hour bt each injection. There will be closer monitoring and more frequent vitals taken. Patients should take their antihistamines the day before, day of and day after.
Xolair, Nucala & Fasenra Administration: by appointment only, 9:00am -3:00pm during office hours. Please call the office 40 minute prior to arrival (703) 558-6040 and speak with a staff member (do not leave a voicemail) so that we may prepare your medication. Once mixed, the medication is only viable for a couple of hours.
Sick Policy: Please Note: patients who are ill, for example, has an upper respiratory illness (cold, RSV, croup, cough, or fever), please reschedule your appt. We have patients who are immune suppressed due to immune deficiencies and are more prone to serious complications even from the common cold. Please see your primary care physician or urgent care for acute illness.