We are excited to announce our new location in Loxahatchee Florida!

Premier Allergist of Florida is a team of physicians and nurses trained in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology who pride themselves in over 40 years of service using the newest, most comprehensive techniques for treatment, testing, and diagnosis.

Your health is important, especially during these uncertain times. Allergy & Asthma Center is safely serving in-person appointments and patients needing injections. Also, both new and established patients can sign up for Telehealth Virtual Visits via Zoom. The HIPAA-compliant platform is easy to use and accessible via your favorite device: smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. We are here to help!
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Southwestern Florida’s Leading Specialists For 43 Years

Trusted Allergy Doctors in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton & Loxahatchee

Our experienced team of allergy, asthma and immunology specialists, led by a board-certified physician prides itself on its unwavering commitment to stay abreast of the latest tools to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of conditions. Our mission is to arm patients with the practical knowledge they need to fully understand and properly manage their conditions, while providing the best treatment options available.

Premier Allergist of Florida is proud to serve the local community with state-of-the-art allergy and asthma testing and immunology therapy at Sarasota, Venice, Lakewood Ranch/Bradenton and Loxahatchee locations. We look forward to helping you and your family live your healthiest, fullest lives.

Compassionate Care, Specialized Expertise

Meet Our Team

Combining 30 years of experience and specializations in immunology, our physicians and staff deliver genuinely compassionate care to all of our patients. Our specialists are equally committed to empowering patients with the knowledge they need to fully understand their condition and move forward with their treatment.

Top-Rated Allergy, Asthma, And Immunology Care South of Tampa

Four Convenient Locations on Florida’s Gulf Coast

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Accessible Asthma and Allergy Care

We Take Most Florida Insurances Including Medicare

Our practice accepts the majority of insurance plans in Florida. If your insurance is not listed on our insurance page, or you have questions about your specific coverage needs, please contact us at our Sarasota, Venice or Lakewood Ranch, Loxahatchee office. We are happy to assist you with any insurance questions.

Expert Care For Allergies, Asthma, and Immunodeficiency in Southwestern Florida

Experienced Allergists Providing Treatment For All Ages

Premier Allergist of Florida uses modern, innovative medicine to provide treatment for allergies, asthma, and immune deficiencies to adults and children of all ages. We also offer a variety of allergy testing services to deliver the accurate diagnosis you deserve.

Your Satisfaction Is Our Top Priority

Tell Us About Your Recent Visit

The team at Premier Allergist of Florida at locations Sarasota, Venice, Lakewood Ranch and Loxahatchee want you to have the best possible experience when you come to our office. We value our patients’ feedback, and would greatly appreciate hearing about your visit with us! Let us know about your experience. What did you like about your consultation and treatment? How can we serve you better?

Our patients know our exceptional care best

  • Alana L.

    I have never had a more thorough and comprehensive examination and testing as I have with this group. Everyone in the office was kind, caring, and efficient . Julie was incredible! She spent so much time with me to try to discover the root of my allergies. She explained the procedures and the treatment in great detail. I feel so lucky to have found this caring and concerned group of people.

  • Alexandra M.

    Everyone at the office is so friendly and caring!
    The front desk/Nurse was pleasant and welcoming.. I loved that they kept me feeling comfortable.
    Walking me through each step and talking to me while we do test.
    I wasn’t rushed. The provider was very confident and knowledgeable.
    I felt like they actually cared about my health.

  • Amy P.

    I started experiencing swollen eyes for 2 years in a row for 4 months during October through January and I had no idea why. I was embarrassed to go out of the house it was so bad. I finally sought Allergy Associates and was very much educated on allergies. My next appointment involved my allergy test. I received my results that same day within minutes and was amazed by the results. My results showed some very high sensitivity to the allergens during October through January, which made sense as to why my eyes would swell up during that time. I finally received my first shots (included 2 different) which were concentrations of the highly and semi sensitive allergens I was allergic too. I waited at the office for 30 minutes to make sure I had no reaction, and did not. Later today I realized my eyes were not watering and itchy from the oak pollen which is one of my allergies, but not one that caused my eye swelling , but only itchy watery eyes during this season. I am so happy and Amazed by this. Again this was my first shots. If you suffer from Allergies, you must go see Allergy Associates today! Why wait? Get relief! Every staff member were professional, educational and helpful. I visited the Sarasota and Venice location.

  • Kimberly H.

    I have been looking for someone to help with my Asthma and Allergies in Hagerstown. Always seemed a dead end. That is until I found Allergy & Asthma Center. The entire staff there go above and beyond. They are a team of caring individuals. When I first called on a Friday they were so worried about me and when I got to my appointment they remembered and were glad I was doing a little better. There was a problem with my appointment (my end) and they immediately pushed my time back an hour so I could get my daughter to work on time. So nice finding a Dr and staff who take the time to listen and help.

    Now getting a referral for my daughter to also be seen for her Allergies

    Thank you for all you do. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Rebecca H.

    The staff was great! I have many allergies and asthma issues. It was so nice to have a Doctor listen to me. It was a wonderful experience

  • Malinda C.

    I absolutely love the new Allergy and Asthma Center! The environment is very friendly and welcoming!Everyone is so helpful and supportive! Way more professional and organized than the center on Diamond Drive.

  • Rick J.

    I am very grateful to be working with Dr. Rucker and her team at Allergy Associates. She has helped me get the answers, guidance, and treatments options I have been looking for. A very good team to work with!

  • gretchen l.

    My experiences with skin and allergy doctors ranges throughout the USA and even the world with my experiences with the US military. Dr Julie Daughtery is the best I have seen. She is not afraid of a stiff challenge, and she will research to find appropriate answers to things that defy resolution. I would highly recommend her “as up to the task” for things that others would refer on. She’s the BEST!!

  • Dave R.

    We went in as a copple and were seen at the same time! Very complete detailed testing procedures! Used the gold standard instead of only the forearm scratch test as was done in Dallas. Extremely friendly and professional! Was called within minutes of arrival NO waiting! Flexible hours to receive shots once they are ready. My wife had one test spot that did not clear the next day and they were concerned when we called and had her come in ASAP. Rare but it does happen and they were fast on response!
    Highly recommended!

  • Paulette M.

    Dr. Julie and her staff are amazing. JULIE GOES WAY OUT OF HER WAY TO RESEARCH ALL QUESTIONS. She is intelligent and goes way beyond all expectations. She is the best doctor I have ever come across!

  • Antoinette M.

    Everyone in the office is super nice. Overall great experience!

  • Kris M.

    Everyone is super nice. No problems here. Would recommend 👌

  • Rose F.

    I can’t say enough of the professionalism of the staff. I give them a 5 star for sure. I am so glad I went because Dr Patel was very thorough and patient. I feel confident my eye allergy will be helped. Thank you Dr Patel.

  • Pamela D.

    It is the best place ever! Julie Daugherty is very polite, very knowledgeable, and full of enthusiasm to help you feel better.
    I am always hopeful when I depart from the office and know I am in the best hands ever.
    Thank you for all you do.

  • Michelle S.

    I absolutely loved Julie Daugherty! She spent much time with me listening and asking questions! I feel she was very Thorough! She also was very nice and Pleasant to talk to. I feel very blessed to have found her!

  • sherry j.

    I wish that I had been referred to Julie Daugherty at Allergy Associates in the beginning of my 1 1/2 years of searching for the answers to my medical issues and the right medical practitioner to resolve them. She immediately took such a genuine interest in my issues and gave me so much of her time. With the inquisitive mind of a true scientist I know that I’ve finally found the right person and place.

  • Phil S.

    Dr. Patel is very professional, patient, kindly…and is unusually knowledgeable. She explains everything thoroughly, and is quick to assess what her patient is most worried about. I would recommend her enthusiastically.

  • Crystal D.

    I had my first visit today and I was there for 2 + hours. Not waiting. They brought me back right away but this was my initial visit with testing. They spent 2 hours with me testing me for my allergies testing my lung function an ld going over all the results and the treatment plan with me. The doctor spent a lot of time going over everything, explaining the tx options, etc. It was a nice change of pace to have a doctor not only listen, but take the time to truly test you and then take the time to explain it all that same visit and explain and not just give you treatment options.

  • Rita O.

    From the moment I walked into office I was greeted with courtesy and a smile. The office was clean and waiting area comfortable. The staff that brought me back and tested me were competent, engaging and very pleasant. They took the time to explain what they were going to do and how it may effect me to prepare me for the experience. Both girls were friendly and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Rucker was easy to engage with and explained the plan of care effectively. I really enjoyed my experience and would highly recommend this practice.

  • jan s.

    Efficient and caring staff (receptionist and nurse) were friendly, yet professional. Dr. Patel was very knowledgeable and willing to listen to my concerns and give her professional opinion and advice. Very good experience.

  • Melissa M.

    So far the office has been great. They are very accommodating and super friendly.

  • Sally B.

    This is a very clean office in a nice location in Hagerstown, Maryland. I want to thank Elizabeth Amy, and the doctor for making my family feel valued. The staff was kind, professional and quite courteous. I definitely will recommend this office for everyone who has allergies or needs testing. May God Bless Allergy & Asthma Center!!!

  • Linda P.

    I can’t rave enough about how friendly the staff was. Dr. Julie Daugherty was personal and made me feel comfortable. You don’t get top notch treatment these days. I would highly recommend her and give 5 stars!!

  • Debi S.

    This group deserves 10 stars!
    A 3 month long complex medical situation led me to several physicians. Wanting a second opinion I found the Allergy Associates on line. Absolutely each staff member from Carol who scheduled me, Receptionist Cara, Nurse Karrie and Julie Daughtery PhD, NP-C treated me professionally with kindness and respect. They listened to me and were genuinely interested in helping me. I can’t say enough positives about Julie. She was amazing. She took time to listen to me, to brainstorm my situation m, review the medical information I brought, discuss every aspect and concern I had. She research and provided me with a follow up home phone call.
    The Allergy Associates are 10 star!
    You will be in the very best hands here!

  • Penny S.

    I was having a bad allergic reaction to something, and after my GP’s office blew it completely (not even recognizing my symptoms as an allergic reaction), they were able to get me in the next day. Julie diagnosed my problem very quickly. She was very knowledgeable about my specific needs and got me feeling more comfortable right away. She also spent time on the phone with me & we got the allergen identified. Great office & nursing staff, too!

  • Shay M.

    The center is a lovely alternative to the Frederick k location I was visiting. Always very clean. Always a polite and courteous (and dare I say “Fun”) staff that greet you. Love this office location!

  • Melisa K.

    The staff is the best. Made me feel comfortable as soon as I walked in the front door. They are very informative and knowledgeable I’m so glad I found this place.

  • M H.

    I would like to share my experiences about Allergy Associates Sarasota. It’s my first time to get any kind of allergy testing. Now after two visits in Sarasota office, I can honestly say it was absolutely amazing experience. From the front desk staff to the nurses and doctor’s absolute professionalism and kindness, they go above and beyond to make sure you feel comfortable and most importantly they respect your time. I overcome my fear and had amazing experience at Sarasota location. I recommend to all my friends and family to visit and trust Allergy Associates Sarasota. Thank you for everything, you guys are the best.

  • Amy M.

    The doctors and office staff are extremely helpful. They take the time to listen to the issues and answer questions. Assistants make you feel comfortable. So glad to have this practice in Hagerstown now.

  • Donna N.

    This place is super awesome. I love Julie, she’s courteous, knowledgeable, patient with hearing your questions, she shows concerns in your issues and treats you like family in treating you. The office staff are courteous and professional. There’s no time waiting to get called in. I highly recommend this place. You will be treated overly well.


Our experienced, compassionate allergy doctors and nurses have served the Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton and Loxahatchee, Florida communities for the past 43 years. Trust us with your allergy, asthma, and immunology care needs. If you’re ready to take the next step toward better health, call or schedule an appointment online today.

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