About Us

Tired of sneezing, wheezing, and itching? Are you short of breath or all stuffed up? Relax. At the Bethesda Allergy & Asthma Clinic, we are committed to helping people lead happier, more productive lives through the treatment of allergies and asthma.

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma, sinus trouble, hay fever, chronic cough, bronchitis, hives, and food and animal hypersensitivities.

Under the direction of Dr. John Irons, voted “Top Doctor” by Washingtonian Magazine and “Best Allergist” by Bethesda Magazine, we provide patients with trusted, high-quality care in a friendly and comfortable environment.

A visit to the Bethesda Allergy & Asthma Clinic always means a visit with Dr. Irons. With over 25 years of experience, we have become known as Montgomery County’s neighborhood allergist, though our patients come from all over the Washington, DC area.

Our friendly and dedicated staff provides the most comprehensive allergy and asthma care for adults and children.

While medicines and treatments will always change, we make sure one thing remains constant: the importance of our patients. We invest the necessary time to understand the needs of our patients and their families, providing state-of-the-art treatment with good, old fashioned patient care.

To schedule your appointment please call the Bethesda Allergy & Asthma Clinic at 301.564.4090.

The Bethesda Allergy & Asthma Clinic participates with most PPO and HMO insurance plans. Please check with the office to confirm our participation with your insurance.


Our Philosophy

Our philosophy at the Bethesda Allergy & Asthma Clinic is twofold: We stay up to date on the latest medical advances, treatments, medications, and methodologies, while making our patients feel part of a different era—the era before HMO’s, PPO’s, and Managed Health Care—when what mattered most was the patient.

  • Do you love working in the garden, but can’t bear to go outside in the spring?
  • Do you dread visiting friends or family members who have cats, because of the sneezing fits that will ensue?
  • Do you skip the candles on the birthday cake because they’re too hard to blow out?
  • Do you stay away from the treadmill or keep a backup inhaler with you at all times, in fear of your next attack?

Dr. Irons has successfully treated cases like each one of these and he can help you, too.

As a former allergy patient himself, Dr. Irons understands how stress and other factors can directly affect allergy and asthma attacks. From the moment you walk in the door—greeted by our warm and courteous office staff—to the moment you sit down with Dr. Irons to discuss your allergy and asthma issues, you will feel welcome, relaxed, and in good hands.

To schedule your appointment please call the Bethesda Allergy & Asthma Clinic at 301.564.4090.


About Privia Medical Group

Our practice is a proud member of Privia Medical Group - a physician-led, multi-speciality, national medical group. The nation’s top primary care physicians and specialists came together to form Privia Medical Group and share in the mission of providing better, more coordinated care to patients.

Our group focuses on taking accountability for the health and wellness of the patients we serve. We use some of the latest advances in medicine to help our patients remain healthy and better manage disease by offering our patients access to innovative health management technologies, proactive team-based care, and an evidenced-based, patient-centered approach.

Here’s what sets Privia Medical Group apart from traditional practices:

Top Doctors

  • Nationally recognized top physicians and healthcare professionals
  • Physician-led, high-performance medical group
  • Unhurried, comprehensive visits, with time to develop the right care plan
  • Personalized care that exceeds your expectations

Proactive Care

  • Collaborative, team-based medical group
  • Staffed with Health Coaches, Nurse Educators, Pharmacists, and Care Managers
  • Same-day/next-day appointments available
  • Care reminders and alerts
  • Check ins with clinical experts between your office visits

Convenient Technology

  • Book appointments and renew prescriptions online
  • Send and receive secure messages with your care team
  • Secure access to electronic medical records
  • Pay your invoices by credit card, securely and conveniently

State-of-the Art Security and Privacy

We go to extreme lengths to ensure our patients’ information remains confidential and secure.

Not only is our team trained in modern privacy standards (such as HIPAA and PCI compliance), but we also keep your information secure with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption, firewalls, secure servers (including 24/7 surveillance and biometric access), and many more measures to ensure your information won’t fall into the wrong hands.

To learn more about Privia Medical Group and find other Privia doctors, please visit our website