Our History

One of the Oldest, Largest and Most Respected Allergy and Asthma Centers in the United States

The Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic (OAAC) is committed to professional, compassionate, patient centered care of the highest quality. The allergists at the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic are dedicated to improving the health and lifestyles of its patients.

The clinic was founded in 1925 by Dr. Ray Balyeat, who was a pioneer in the specialty of allergy medicine. The Balyeat Hay Fever and Asthma Clinic was first located at the Osler Building at 12th and Walker. Upon his retirement, the clinic name changed to the Oklahoma Allergy Clinic.

From 1950 to 1980, the clinic was housed at the Pasteur Building on Northwest 10th street across from St. Anthony Hospital. In 1978, the doctors decided to relocate to the Oklahoma Health Center campus due to their strong ties to the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and to the campus transformation of becoming a center dedicated to health and research.

Osler Building

Pastuer Building

In 1980, the practice moved into its new building constructed on the Oklahoma Health Center campus as its main headquarters. In 1995, the name was updated to the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic. Now the practice has expanded into three satellite locations providing services to people from all over the southwest. The headquarters building is located on the 325-acre campus and in between Oklahoma’s trauma centers for adults and children.

Headquarters on Oklahoma Health Center campus

The techniques and equipment used at the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic include the latest advance­ments in the field. Our group is dedicated to provid­ing cutting edge, personal and compassionate care. In addition, our providers have been educated at top allergy training programs across the country. The benefits of having such a wealth of experience, skill and scientific technology are realized daily by our patients. Working alongside the physicians is a full-time Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and three Board-Certified Advance Practice Registered Nurse-Certified Nurse Practitioners.

OAAC allergists are on the clinical faculty at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine where they help train and mentor medical student residents and fellows.

OAAC allergists are also involved with actively sharing cutting-edge allergy and asthma information with other doctors by presenting at local, statewide and national conferences.


OAAC has been honored as the Best Local Top Allergist by the Oklahoman’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Workplace in Oklahoma City by the Oklahoman newspaper, with the Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau for Business Ethics and named Top Allergists by the Journal Record business newspaper. Employees regularly serve their community by hosting fund raisers, food drives and school supplies drives for several charities across the Oklahoma City metro area.

OAAC’s main office is also located in OKC’s emerging Innovation District which encompasses about 1.3 square miles east of downtown — roughly between NE 13-16th Streets to the north and NE 4th to the south and Robinson and Lottie Avenues to the west and east. It crosses Broadway/Interstate 235 and includes Automobile Alley in addition to the Oklahoma Health Center, University Research Park, and numerous other institutions.