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 Health

We are proudly part of Privia Health. Privia equips leading primary and specialty care physicians with cutting-edge resources to help us deliver outstanding, personalized patient care. That’s why Privia’s patient satisfaction scores are 2x higher than national averages. Visit their website to learn how Privia helps you take control of your care.

Healthcare, Handled

You have enough on your plate. We make it easy to message your doctor, connect to on-demand virtual care, receive appointment reminders, refill prescriptions, and get care on the go. If you see more than one doctor in our network, your entire care team has access to your medical chart so we can all work together for your health. Use the myPrivia app or patient portal to:

  • Book appointments, renew prescriptions, and access your electronic health record
  • Send and receive secure messages with your care team

Healthy for the Long Haul

You’re more than a set of symptoms. Privia champions lifelong health and wellness, inside and outside the doctor’s office. From pediatrics to adult needs, preventive programs to complex care, doctor’s visits to self-care at home – we’re here to support you on every step in your journey. Count on Privia for:

  • Collaborative, team-based medical group with leading local providers
  • Same- or next-day appointments with 24/7 telehealth for immediate care

Our Doctors Do More

You can enjoy personalized care without pricey membership fees. Privia doctors take the time to listen to your concerns, from wellness programs to chronic care management. Patients rate our providers 4.9 out of 5 for efforts to include them in decisions about their care, so you can be confident your doctor will help you understand the guidance you get, in-office or virtually. With Privia, you can expect:

  • Unhurried, comprehensive visits to develop the right care plan for you
  • Nationally recognized top physicians and healthcare professionals