Welcome to Allergy Associates of Northern Virginia

Please also check on our Facebook page for any changes in our office hours due to weather  @AllergyNVA. Updates on pollen counts and much more.
 
If you have any urgent issues or a medical emergency, please go to the urgent care or emergency room. We do NOT have an after hours emergency service. All our consultation visits are by appointments only. If you need to speak with a physician prior to your appointment, we recommend you reach out to your primary care physician.
 
***DUE TO THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF COVID 19****ALL PATIENTS WITH IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED -ONLY EXCEPTION IS FOR ALLERGY SKIN TESTING ONLY (no visit) AND SHOTS (must wear a mask, be asymptomatic and not have had contact with Covid positive person in past 5 days). (HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOUBLE MASKING; SURGICAL MASK WITH A CLOTH ONE OVER IT). For those who are not fully vaccinated, we offer virtual Telemedicine consultation visit appointments.
 
ALL PERSONS IN THE OFFICE MUST KEEP THEIR MASK ON OVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH AT ALL TIMES. ONLY THE PATIENT OR PATIENT AND 1 CAREGIVER MAY ENTER THE OFFICE, PLEASE NO OTHER SIBLINGS, FRIENDS, OR FAMILY ALLOWED.
 
 
TREE POLLEN levels are at a High level (Tree pollen is HIGH at 839.62 grains/cubic meter per the Aerobiological Report. Pollens are from Oak, sycamore, ash, mulberry and pine which are generally the heavy tree pollen producers.
 
AAAAI: update from the latest national ALLERGY conference. Stool transplant research showed promising as a possible treatment for peanut allergy. This shows the importance of a good microbiome.
 
****SAFETY FIRST:   ALL OUR STAFF IS FULLY COVID 19 VACCINATED and boostered.  Please continue mask precautions and social distancing measures. If you have an appointment for a visit, please be sure to show us your Covid 19 vaccination card.   In order to maintain safety for our patients and staff we are limited in the number of patients who can be seen at a given time.  We appreciate your understanding and support. Stay safe!
 

*ALL ENTERING THE OFFICE MUST BE ASYMPTOMATIC- NO FEVER, COUGH, RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS—–NO EXPOSURE TO OTHERS WITH ACTIVE COVID 19 INFECTION (ie FAMILY MEMBER, ROOMMATE OR CLOSE CONTACT CO-WORKER) IN THE PAST 5 DAYS. CDC COVID-19 QUARANTINE GUIDELINES https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

NO LENGTHY CONVERSATIONS IN THE OFFICE TO MINIMIZE DROPLET SPREAD-PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL

*CHECK-IN WITH FRONT DESK-SIGN NAME IN AND WE WILL CALL YOU UP ONE AT A TIME. NO LONGER CHECKING TEMPERATURES FOR ALLERGY SHOT PATIENTS.

*YOU MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT—-**NO WALK-INS** If you are here for your allergy shot, please show your EPINEPHRINE device and PEAK FLOW  reading if you have asthma.

Out of an abundance of caution, we will not be performing peak flow measurements before your shots, due to the possible risk of spreading the virus. Patients with asthma need to perform a peak flow reading at home/car and take a photo or bring the device to show/report their number to the shot nurse prior to their shot. If it is more than 30% below their number then shot will be withheld. We can prescribe a peak flow meter to your pharmacy-just let the shot nurse know you need one.

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Our phone line will be open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-4pm. Fridays from 9-12pm. 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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If you have any questions please call us at 703-558-6040 or email us at arlingtonallergy@gmail.com. Follow up on FACEBOOK for the latest updates.
 
 
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, reduce inflammatory foods like refined sugars and take a low dose of  Vitamin D daily 800mg-1000mg (or during spend 15 minutes out in the sun 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.  If you have NOT been seen in the office this year (2022), please call us or email us at arlingtonallergy@gmail.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 covering for virtual appointments for both new and established patient virtual visits (through July 2022) 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 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 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.    For patients in whom, Dr Bailey recommends spirometry, those patients should be fully vaccinated for COVID 19, not have contact with someone who is COVID +, be symptom-free for past 7 days as well as show your COVID 19 vaccination card. They must also complete a COVID questionnaire and have a normal temperature.                                                                                                                                                       

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.

Stay healthy!

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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 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 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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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.   Recent items are also listed in the right-hand column. 

Regular Shot Hours: Tuesday from 1:30pm – 4:00pm, Thursday from  1pm – 4:00pm, and Friday from 8:30am – 10:30am . Click here for further details about shots.

Cluster Shot Hours: by appointment only on 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 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: 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.

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