Meet The Doctors

Our Doctors

Over 35 Years in the Omaha Area

Dr. Linda B. Ford served as the 93rd president of the American Lung Association while helping pioneer the field of Asthma & Allergy since 1979.

Linda B. Ford, M.D.

Linda B. Ford, M.D.

FACAAI, FAAAAI, AE-C, Medical Director

Learn More about Linda B. Ford, M.D.

Dr. Linda Ford founded The Asthma & Allergy Center in 1979 and has become a well-known and respected member of the Omaha Metro community, as well as the national medical community. She is a pioneer in the fields of asthma, allergy and immunological disorder research and is principal investigator for hundreds of clinical studies that brought many of today’s asthma and allergy medicines into the hands of patients in need. Dr. Ford, a physician of Allergy and Immunology, served as the 93rd national president of the American Lung Association (1998-1999), sat on the Board of Directors and Council of the American Lung Association (ALA) 1987-2000, is a past president of the American Medical Association Foundation and is also a member and president of the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of Nebraska. She represents… Read More

Serving the Omaha Metro since 2009

Board certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology, Dr. Brooks specailizes in the treatment of allergic individuals.

G. Daniel Brooks, M.D.

G. Daniel Brooks, M.D.

FAAAAI, ABAI Certified

Learn More about G. Daniel Brooks, M.D.

G. Daniel Brooks, M.D. joined The Asthma & Allergy Center in October 2009 and has brought a wealth of expertise in treating the allergic individual. Dr. Brooks received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, and his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Brooks is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology as well as the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Physician's Assistants

Joined AAC in 2013

Shannon joined AAC in early 2013 after completing her training at UNMC for her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2012.

Shannon Buster, MPAS, PA-C

Shannon Buster, MPAS, PA-C

Shannon Buster, PA-C joined the Asthma and Allergy Center the beginning of 2013. She completed her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Prior to her PA career, she spent 9 years working as a medical technologist in microbiology in both clinical and industrial lab settings. She returned to school to become a Physician Assistant to have a more hands-on role in patient care. She enjoys not only treating her patients, but also getting to know them on a personal level.

Outside of work, she enjoys running, outdoor activities, and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

Joined AAC in 2012

Christine joined AAC in 2012 after completing her training at UNMC for her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

Christine Clerc, MPAS, PA-C

Christine Clerc, MPAS, PA-C

Christine Clerc, MPAS, PA-C, joined The Asthma & Allergy Center in December of 2012 after completing her training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is enthusiastic to continue learning from her experienced colleagues.

Christine received her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2012. During her postgraduate studies, she completed clinical rotations in family medicine and several sub-specialties, including allergy/immunology/pulmonary medicine at The Asthma & Allergy Center. In addition, she was able to travel to Nicaragua for one month for an international rotation.

Research & Management

Joined AAC in 1979

She has 35 years of experience in healthcare. She is responsible for the overall operations of the practice including but not limited to personnel management, development of policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, technological support, and financial organization.
 


 

 

 

Mary Beth Wass, Manager

Mary Beth Wass, Manager

Mary Beth Wass joined the practice in 1979 and serves as the manager. She has 35 years of experience in healthcare. She is responsible for the overall operations of the practice including but not limited to personnel management, development of policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, technological support, and financial organization.

Mary Beth received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, became a Certified Medical Manager and has also received her certification in Organizational Development.

As an active member in the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM), she served as membership chairman, as president for several years, and was nominated by her colleagues for the national PAHCOM Manager of the Year. Mary is an Allied Health Member of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (AAAAI) and of the Nebraska Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). She was very active in the local chapter of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation where she served as the Managing Director, and conducted support groups and various fundraisers.

While traveling is one of her passions, Mary Beth also enjoys spending time outdoors, walking, jogging, gardening, reading, and working on various projects such as quilting, embroidery, and crochet.

Joined AAC in 1998

Rita Rogers coordinates and recruits The Asthma & Allergy Center's research studies for patients. Her commitment to asthma and allergy studies helps to continually further the field of study for asthma and allergy sufferers. She is an expert in patient placement finding the right study for the right patient.

Rita Rogers, Recruiter

Rita Rogers, Recruiter

Rita Rogers, CCRC, joined the Asthma and Allergy Center in January 1998. Prior to this, she spent many years in the medical field as a certified medical assistant and licensed limited scope radiographer.

Outside of work, she enjoys reading, and spending time with her family.

Some of Our Awards & Achievements since 1978
  • What may have been the catapult and inspiration needed for Dr. Linda B. Ford to pursue her career in the uncharted territory of Asthma & Allergies, Dr. Ford was award the 1978's Young Investigator Award from the American Lung Association. This award still hangs proudly in the office of Dr. Ford, showing her commitment to the field as a whole to remain unquestioned.

  • Committing over 400 hours to volunteer research in 1990, the American Lung Association of Nebraska awarded Dr. Linda B. Ford the Volunter of the Year Award.

Patient Testimonials
  • Courteous staff, clean facility, patient was seen in a timely manner.  Time spent with patient and explanation of procedures and treatments were exceptional.
    Quote from Patient Survey Satisfied Patient
  • I have been suffering from severe sinus congestion for 38 years and I finally went to have allergy testing done. A month later and I am still symptom free! Thank you Dr. Brooks. You are amazing!
    Rachel Walton Riffle Satisfied Patient
  • A friend suggested I try this facility and I'm glad she did. The doctors and staff at The Asthma and Allergy Center have been wonderful and are determined to help.

    I needed hope and I have it now, I have improved immensely. The receptionists are friendly and know me already.

    I feel very well cared-for here.
    Gail McFayden Satisfied Patient
  • I have been struggling with allergies (and they discovered I had asthma) for years and this place has done wonders for me in just a few months.

    The team there is so friendly and personable and you can tell they all love what they do. I just leave there smiling. They are all great individuals who care!

    They care about getting you well and what your going through personally. They have been great to my dad and I with what we;ve been going through personally. I even got a hug from the nurse today!

    It means a lot. I always enjoy my visits with Shannon, too! Most of the time you get some doctorrs who 'shoo' you out of the office as quick as they can, and that's not the case here.

    If you have problems with allergies or asthma, I would consider visiting The Asthma and Allergy Center. You won't regret it. I havene't felt this good during a fall season in years!
    Sarah Adair Satisfied Patient
  • I have been a patient and clinical study candidate at The Asthma and Allergy Center since being diagnosed with COPD in 2005. Since that time I have been under the care of the most capable and caring physicians and clincians in the treatment of this pulmonary disease.

    The careful consideration for the particulare studies that I have been placed in by the clinicians have always been best suited for my condition. Also, I sincerely believe that my health, well being and even my life has been improved and extended by incusion in these studies and the subsequent care included.

    My participation in these studies has allowed me to be on the cutting edge of the most up-to-date treatment medicines in the care of COPD patients. At the same time participation allows me to be under the careful and watchful eye of the doctors and staff at The Asthma and Allergy Center.

    I would like this opportunity to thank all of my friends at the Asthma and Allergy Center for the care and treatment that I have received from them over the years.
    Thomas Woods Satisfied Patient

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