About Us

Asthma Specialist

At the Family Allergy Center, we know you strive to be a healthy and happy person. From our infants to our seasoned patients, we have always and continue to specialize in state of the art diagnosis and treatment of pediatric and adult asthma, allergic and immunologic disease. We provide this care by partnering with you in your wellness journey.

Our allergic patients often feel unwell, which creates a sense of helplessness and frustration. Together we can tear down the barriers that stand in your way and get you feeling better.

How do we accomplish this? We carefully listen and use our tools of testing, examination and clinical expertise, to create a problem list and then together develop an individual plan of care.

We are available and our welcoming staff looks forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, get to know us by exploring our website and see our friendly faces. Create your list of needs and get ready to feel better. When you do this, you will stop surviving and start thriving.

Our Team

Kenneth R Bergman

Kenneth R. Bergman, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth Bergman has lived in Virginia since 1974. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Cornell University in 1963. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York where he earned his M.D. Dr. Bergman joined the Army and practiced Internal Medicine for the armed forces until 1980.

Tamara S. Smith

Tamara S. Smith, M.D., MPH

Hello! I’m Dr. Tamara Smith. I am board certified in Pediatric and Adult Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. I was born in Panama when my father was stationed there in the army. I lived there for one year with my five siblings and then relocated to Virginia where my family has lived ever since.

Catherine Thal-Larsen

Catherine Thal-Larsen, RN, FNP

Hello friends. I am a native of Virginia, who resides in Maryland with my husband and teenage son. My older 2 children have moved on to higher education. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at George Mason University in1990 then worked at Georgetown Hospital in Med/Surg before returning to George Mason University in 1992.