According to the Allergy & Asthma Foundation of America, more than 100 million people in the U.S. experience various types of allergies each year, and are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. More than 90,000 emergency room visits annually are the result of allergies.
If you suffer from allergies, you know how debilitating it can be. From coughing and sneezing, to itching, rashes, and hives, allergies can negatively affect your quality of life, and cause you to remain indoors, missing out on some of life’s greatest wonders. If you have asthma, you know that allergy season can cause your asthma symptoms to worsen.
Holston Medical Group’s allergy and asthma specialists can help if this all sounds familiar. With a variety of treatment options, you don’t have to suffer any longer. We can help you improve your quality of life by improving your symptoms with proper treatment and prevention.
HMG offers the following locations for allergy and asthma services:
- Bristol - Highlands Allergy & Asthma Center
- Bristol - Meadowview Ear, Nose & Throat
- Kingsport - HMG Ear, Nose & Throat
- Kingsport - Meadowview Ear, Nose & Throat
- Norton - Meadowview Ear, Nose & Throat
Our providers have vast experience in treatment options and can provide you with a thorough evaluation of your allergy and/or asthma concerns. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you breathe easy and live life to the fullest.
Dr. Jennifer Greiner received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University and her Master of Science degree from The Ohio State University. She received her medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greiner completed her residencies in Head and Neck Surgery at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH. Dr. Greiner and her husband reside in Bristol, TN.
Dr. David Osterhus received his Bachelor's degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, in Cincinnati, OH. He completed his residencies in general surgery and otolaryngology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX. Dr. Osterhus has privileges at Indian Path, Holston Valley, Bristol Regional and Sycamore Shoals hospitals. He and his wife Krista have 2 children.
Dr. Crystal Seluk, board certified in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, has been with HMG Ear, Nose & Throat since August 2017. She received her undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska, and her doctorate from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her residency at POH Regional Medical Center through the Statewide Campus System of Michigan State University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world with her husband and two children.
Dr. W. Jeffrey Wallace received his Bachelor's degree from Florida Southern College and his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. He completed his residencies in otolaryngology at Oklahoma State University and is board certified. Dr. Wallace is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His interests include facial plastic cosmetic surgery, sinus health and allergies. Dr. Wallace has privileges at Indian Path, Holston Valley, Bristol Regional and Sycamore Shoals hospitals. He and his wife Barbara have three children.
Board-certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, Neil Wallen, MD from Highlands Allergy & Asthma Center is experienced in the treatment of conditions ranging from asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergies to atopic dermatitis, hives, and immune deficiencies.
With more than two decades of experience caring for allergy and asthma concerns, Dr. Wallen knows firsthand the benefit of seeking treatment from a specialist in allergy and asthma-related health issues.
Brenda Bentley, FNP-BC has been with Highlands Allergy & Asthma Center since 2022. Brenda has many years of clinical practice experience as a family nurse practitioner, with ten years devoted to caring for clients with asthma, allergy and immunology disorders.
Brenda began her health care career with an Associates Degree as a registered respiratory therapist, followed by a Masters Degree in Nursing from East Tennessee State University as an advanced practice nurse. She contributes her success to a true desire to make a difference in the lives of others by helping them reach their wellness goals.
- Conditions we treat
Conditions We Treat
- Allergic rhinitis
- Atopic dermatitis
- Food allergies
Testing & Counseling
- Allergy testing
- Pulmonary function testing
- Immunotherapy (allergy injections)
- Evaluation of the immune system
- Counseling for treatment of allergic diseases
- About your initial appointment
Please keep in mind your initial appointment will take approximately 2 to 3 hours and plan your schedule accordingly.
- Pre-visit instructions for allergy testing
If your first visit will include allergy testing, please adhere to the following steps in order to receive the most accurate allergy testing results. Learn more.
- Unable to keep your appointment?
If you find that you are going to be unable to keep your appointment, out of courtesy to patients who are desiring appointments, please provide us with advance notice as early as possible. We request at least a 24-hour advance notification.
- Learn more about Highlands Allergy & Asthma
Highlands Allergy & Asthma joined the HMG “Family of Care” in September of 2008. Learn more about Dr. Neil Wallen and his team in the article, “Respected Allergy & Asthma specialist joins HMG.”