Meet the Doctors
Linda B. Ford, M.D.
FACAAI, FAAAAI, AE-C, Medical Director
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 Nebraska physicians in the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, serving as the Nebraska delegation's chair. She sits on Nebraska Medical Association's House of Delegates and Board of Directors; Metro Omaha Medical Society's Board of Directors and was the first Medical Director for the Sarpy/Cass County Department of Health and Wellness and served on their Board of Directors.
Dr. Ford actively promotes lung disease education among children. She was a founding member and Chairman for the Consortium of Asthma Camps from 1994-1996, served as the first Chairperson for The National Asthma Educators Certification Board, spearheading quality asthma education throughout the country.
Because of her interest in what exacerbates her patients' asthma, she also chaired The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology's Aerobiology Committee. Her commitment to finding a cure for asthma led to her participation as co-chair of the American Lung Association's Major Gifts Campaign, “ASTHMATTACK!”, supporting basic science and regional asthma centers.
She has written numerous articles related to asthma and allergic disease for both professional and general public audiences. Her writing includes disease management protocols for asthma and she also helped author the American Lung Association's Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies.
Dr. Ford also sits on The Advisory Board to Camp Fire, Omaha Asthma Alliance Board, Medical Advisory Board to the Omaha Public Schools, and is the Vice President of the National Community Health Charities ( CHAD in Nebraska ).
Dr. Ford received her medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her internship was at the Jewish Hospital Washington University, residency in Internal Medicine at St. Louis University and Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Creighton University College of Medicine.
1975 - Doctorate in Medicine from University of Nebraska Medical Center
1976 - Internship in Internal Medicine from Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Washington University
1978 - Residency in Internal Medicine from St. Louis University Medical Center
1980 - Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology from Creighton University
- 1978 - Young Investigator Award, American Lung Assocation
- 1984 - Volunteer of the Year, American Lung Association of Nebraska
- 1987 - Fellow American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- 1990 - Volunteer of the Year, American Lung Association of Nebraska
- 1991 - Women of Distinction - Professional Finalist, YWCA
- 1991 - Dearholt Medal, American Lung Association, Mississippi Valley Conference
- 1991 - Health Volunteer of the Year, United Way of the Midlands
- 1992 - Community Service Award, Nebraska American Medical Women's Association
- 1993 - Award of Merit, American Lung Association
- 1994 - Community Spirit Award, American Lung Association of Nebraska
- 1995 - Physician-Teacher of the Year, Department of Family Practice, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- 1996 - Tiffany Award, American Lung Association
- 1997 - Volunteer Leadership Award, American Lung Association
- 1999 - Distinguished Fellow, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- 1999 - Fellow, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- 2000 - Legacy of Hope Award, CHAD
- 2000 - Emily Bissel Fundraising Award, American Lung Association
- 2001 - Special Recognition Award, Education & Research Trust, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- 2002 - Women in Medicine Award, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- 2003 - April Volunteer Faculty of the Month Award, University of Nebraska College of Medicine
- 2004 - Distinguished Women in Allergy Award, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- 2004 - Volunteer Faculty of the Year, University of Nebraska College of Medicine
G. Daniel Brooks, M.D., FAAAAI
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.
Dr. Brooks lives in Omaha with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.
1996 - Doctorate in Medicine from University of Nebraska Medical Center
1997 - Associates in Internship in Internal Medicine from University of Nebraska Medical Center
1999 - Associates in Residency in Internal Medicine from University of Wisconsin
2004 - Associates in Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology from University of Wisconsin
- 2003 - Board Certified Allergist American Board of Allergy & Immunology
- 2008 - Clinical Allergist, Dean Health System in Janesville, WI for 3 years
Ronald L. Loker, PA
Ronald Loker, PA has been with The Asthma & Allergy Center since 1989. He has been providing care for the families of the Omaha Metro area for over 20 years and improving the health of those with asthma, allergies and other immunological disorders.
He also successfully completed dozens of clinical research studies that brought new medicines and technologies to patients in need.
Mr. Loker is a Physician Assistant and holds a B.S. from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha (1977). Prior to his work at The Asthma & Allergy Center, he served as a Physician Assistant in the US Air Force from 1975-1988.