Welcome to Allergy Associates of Northern Virginia

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.
 
Tree pollen detected in the air, refer to your Allergy Action Plan.
 
 
For urgent medical issues go to the Urgent Care & for medical emergencies to the ER.
 

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 PAST 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 in the Medical Offices Building 1715 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.

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All patients and their caregivers with an in-person visit MUST WEAR A MASK
 
If you have any urgent issues or a medical emergency, please go to the urgent care or emergency room. All our consultation visits are by appointment only. If you need to speak with a physician prior to your appointment, we recommend you reach out to your primary care physician.
 
Peanut Oral Immunotherapy is being offered to patients under 3 years of age if they qualify. Contact us for more information to see if your child is a candidate. Must be an established patient who has been followed for at least 1 year.
 
XOLAIR:   FDA Approves Xolair (omalizumab) for Children and Adults With Food Allergies Xolair is the first medicine to reduce allergic reactions to multiple foods following an accidental exposure.
 
AAAAI: update new nasal Epinephrine devices are being developed!
ACAAI: update anti-IgE biologic treatment for protection against Food Allergic reactions is coming in 2024, new treatments for eczema & hives are now available, & more are coming
 
***Shot hours will be changing due to staffing shortages.*By appt only****NO WALK-INS** If you are here for your allergy shot, please show your EPINEPHRINE device and PEAK FLOW  reading if you have asthma.
CHECK-IN AT the FRONT DESK-SIGN IN with NAME & TIME, WE WILL CALL YOU UP ONE AT A TIME. 
Tuesdays 1:30 pm-4:00 pm; Thursdays 9:30 am-11:00 am & 1:15 pm-4:00 pm.
 
Consider at-home Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy, DROPS under your tongue! It’s safe and convenient.  Ask our staff about it today.
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Our regular phone line will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am-4 pm. Fridays from 9-12 pm. We will be temporarily closed on Wednesdays. Please email us at arlingtonallergy@gmail.com with non-urgent questions, appointment requests, and confirmations. DO NOT EMAIL ANY MEDICAL QUESTIONS. We will try and respond to administrative questions only within 2-3 business DAYS. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY URGENT MESSAGES VIA EMAIL.  All lab results will be reviewed via virtual visits, please call or email to schedule an appt.
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Tips to stay healthy: wash your hands with soap, use hand sanitizer, avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth), get plenty of sleep, take probiotics/eat foods with probiotics, and Vitamin D daily. Check with your primary care physician before starting Vitamin D.
 
Washington Post article on How to differentiate between allergies and coronavirus-flu-cold virus with comments by Dr. Sally Joo Bailey.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/allergies-coronavirus-flu-cold-difference/2020/03/10/a9f3cba8-62f4-11ea-acca-80c22bbee96f_story.html
 

In order to perform spirometry safely in the office, 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. For non-vaccinated patients, please schedule a virtual appointment first so Dr Bailey can access prior to scheduling spirometry.

Stay healthy! 😷❤️

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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. We will email you the forms and instructions.  If you have NOT been seen in the office this calendar year, please call us or email us at arlingtonallergy@gmail.com so we can email forms for you to complete at home, please email, fax or mail us the forms completed with a copy of your insurance card (front and back as well as a copy of your driver’s license 2 business days prior to your appt so that we can set up a time to do a pre-appt intake before the virtual appt and send you a link for the appt).

Virtual visits can be done with a laptop computer with a camera and a microphone or your smart 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 Dr. Bailey. Please use Google Chrome to connect to Doxy.me platform.

If you had lab work recently and have not heard back from us (and it’s been over 2 weeks), 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.

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Featured Article: The Perfect Allergic Storm: Dr. Sally Joo Bailey’s current research http://gumc.georgetown.edu/news/the-perfect-storm

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 and on our Facebook page.   Recent items are also listed in the right-hand column. 

Xolair Administration: by appointment only,  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: For patients who are ill, for example, have 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.

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