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Our Top Allergy and Asthma Services

Skin Allergy Testing

Skin Allergy Testing

This type of testing is the most common and is relatively painless. A very small amount of certain allergens are put into your skin by making a small indentation or “prick” on the surface of your skin. You don’t have to wait long to find out what is triggering your allergies. Reactions occur within about 20 minutes. You generally won’t have any other symptoms besides the small hives where the tests were done, which go away within 30 minutes. If your prick skin tests are negative but your physician still suspects you might have allergies, more sensitive “intradermal” tests may be used in which a small amount of allergen is injected within the skin.

Spirometry

Spirometry

Spirometry is a test used to assess how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you inhale, how much you exhale and how quickly you exhale. Spirometry is used to evaluate a broad range of lung diseases. Pulmonary function tests are done to:

  • Diagnose certain types of lung disease (such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema)
  • Find the cause of shortness of breath
  • Measure whether exposure to chemicals at work affects lung function
  • Check lung function before someone has surgery

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy

Allergen immunotherapy is also known as allergy shots. It is a form of treatment that is highly successful at decreasing sensitivity to substances called allergens. Allergens are the substances that trigger allergy symptoms when someone is exposed to them. Immunotherapy has been shown to prevent the development of new allergies and can prevent the progression of the allergic disease from allergic rhinitis to asthma in children.

Other Services

Other Services

Other service focuses include:

  • General immunology
  • Sinusitis and rhinitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Food sensitivities and intolerance
  • Oral allergy syndrome
  • Allergic contact dermatitis

Meet Our Providers

Richmond Allergist Dr. Vilseck

Dr. Joseph Vilseck, MD

Joseph R. Vilseck, MD, PhD, is an experienced allergist-immunologist of 30+ years in Henrico and Midlothian, VA. He attended medical school at the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine and completed his residency at both WVU and Duke University Hospital.

He began his first Richmond allergist practice at the Thomas Clinic before founding Virginia Allergy and Pulmonary Associates (VAPA) in 1975, which under his leadership successfully earned its place as the largest allergy practice in the Southeast. Dr. Vilseck specializes in environmental allergies and can help you live life to its fullest free from seasonal allergies.

In 2007, Dr. Vilseck founded Virginia Allergy & Asthma Center with three convenient locations where his staff offer a friendly, professional environment that addresses needs of patients suffering from a variety of allergies and pulmonary problems.

In his spare time, Dr. Vilseck enjoys playing golf at his club and spending weekends at his river home. He is an Iron Duke and supports the football and basketball programs, and is also a patron of the arts.

Dr. Amy Parker, MD

Dr. Amy Parker, MD, CPE  is board-certified in allergy, asthma, and immunology for both pediatrics and adults. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Parker went on to complete her pediatrics residency and serve as Chief of Pediatric residents at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. She remained at Wilford Hall to complete her fellowship in allergy, asthma, and immunology. This training was followed by 16 years of clinical practice in several U.S. locations and Germany while serving in the United States Air Force.

Enjoying a broad practice of allergy and immunology, she has special interests in insect hypersensitivity, food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, and asthma.

Dr. Parker grew up moving around as part of an Air Force family before eventually joining herself, where she would go on to meet her husband. Now with a family of her own, she enjoys watching her kids play on their sports teams and also enjoys running, doing yoga, reading, cooking, and is learning to play tennis.

We Are Rebranding to AllerVie Health!

Same Great Patient Care. Same Local Roots. New National Network.

Our Name is Changing, but Our Commitment to Our Patients Is Not.

Virginia Allergy and Asthma Center is proud to announce that later this year, we will be going through a rebrand and changing our name to AllerVie Health!

As part of AllerVie Health, Virginia Allergy and Asthma Center will continue to provide you with the same high-quality services, testing, and treatments that you’ve come to know and trust over the years.

Under any brand name, our patients – you – are at the forefront of all that we do and that will never change. Over the next few months, as we become AllerVie Health, we are aligning ourselves with a national network of board-certified allergists and immunologists committed to establishing the gold standard in patient care and experience, expanding access to best-in-class care to those who need it most, and bringing relief and renewed vitality to the millions of Americans affected annually.

Our local roots are not changing! We will always be dedicated to the great state of Virginia and will continue to serve patients from our current and new locations across the state. However, we will be providing services under the brand of AllerVie Health. We are excited for the opportunity to leverage this national brand and its resources to expand services, increase access to care, and bring you the latest advances in allergy, asthma, immunology, and clinical research.

We firmly believe that, together, the best is ahead of us! The providers and team you trust will now be bringing you the best in allergy and immunology care as AllerVie Health.

We are here to help ensure this is a smooth process and are committed to delivering not only the highest quality care to you but also the safest, most efficient, and most patient-centric experience possible!

we made them all happy

  • VAAAC has provided quality and effective treatment for my allergies for the past six or seven years. Dr. Vilseck and everyone in the office have provided detailed explanations and personal assistance when needed with genuine care and concern. Such personal attention is refreshing and greatly appreciated.

    Larry Patient
  • On my first visit with Dr. Joseph Vilseck I was completely blown away. I was happy to find a doctor who actually cared about my well-being, and took the time to explain his concerns thoroughly to me.

    Angela Patient
  • Dr. Vilseck’s medical and academic expertise together create the best treatment available for allergy and asthma care in Richmond. The office staff are equally caring and talented. I feel lucky to have such thoughtful and intelligent care for my allergies.

    Frank Patient
  • I am 73 and have had allergies most of my life and just recently (3 years ago), I started seeing Dr. Vilseck and his staff.  I normally come 1/week and get my shots and see Dr. Vilseck on a scheduled session to see how I am doing.  I am very appreciative of the service and especially the personal touch that he and his staff have.

    Verlan Patient
  • After a bad reaction to a wasp sting,my primary physician sent me to Dr.Vilseck. A few visits and many tests, along with detailed examinations made me aware of a few other allergies and airway issues that we needed to address. If I had not followed Dr.Vilseck's advice...I possibly would not me here today. A short while after starting my visits with Dr. Vilseck I was bitten again by a wasp and had a terrible reaction, and through using his advice I was able to get to a hospital in time for necessary treatment. The Emergency Room Doctor told me that without proper procedures, I probably would have died before getting to the ER. Slim chance you have catching me without an EpiPen these days!

    Fred Patient

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Phone

Henrico
Phone: 804.527.1190
Fax: 804.527.1199

Midlothian
Phone: 804.794.9477
Fax: 804.794.1793

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