Alegent Creighton Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat is an experienced group of board certified otolaryngologists providing comprehensive ear, nose and throat services with two convenient locations in Omaha, Nebraska. Our board certified ENT doctors are specially trained to handle all of your head and neck symptoms, both in children and adults. With Alegent Creighton Clinic, you and your loved ones will receive the highest level of care for their ear, nose, throat, head and neck needs.
Common Symptoms and Conditions
Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
Perforation in the ear drum
Cysts and tumors
Ear canal issues
Thyroid and Parathyroid tumors
Recurrent sinus infections
Frequent nose bleeds
Persistent sore throats
Tonsil and adenoid
Insurance and Billing
At Alegent Creighton Clinic, we accept most insurance plans. Please bring your insurance card and insurance company filing address to your appointment. Patients are encouraged to review any costs not covered by insurance. If you are in need of a payment plan when purchasing hearing aids, Alegent Creighton Clinic has partnered with Care Credit to provide options. Please speak with the office staff for more information.
For New Patients
Additional time is needed to complete patient registration forms. To save you time, you may obtain these forms below. Complete the forms prior to your first appointment and simply hand it to the receptionist when you arrive at the clinic.
Mark Douglas Frey, M.D. Dr. Mark Frey has been in practice for over 25 years, most recently with Advanced ENT, P.C. in Omaha. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Nebraska Medical Association and the Metro Omaha Medical Association. Dr. Frey attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and completed his residency at University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Full profile.
James V. Huerter, M.D. Dr. James Huerter attended medical school and completed his residency in otolaryngology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Along with his work in his private practice, Dr. Huerter has been an Assistant Professor with the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 1988, serves on a number of medical boards, and enjoys volunteering with organizations such as Hope Medical Outreach. He is also a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a fellow in the American Academy of Rhinology. Full profile.
Frederic P. Ogren, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Frederic Ogren currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor and volunteer faculty member at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is also a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a fellow in the American Head and Neck Society. Dr. Ogren attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and completed a residency his at Washington University, St. Louis (Barnes Hospital). Full profile.
Adam M. Pleas, M.D. Dr. Adam Pleas joined Alegent Creighton Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat in October 2012. He attended medical school and completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Pleas is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, American Rhinologic Society, American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association. Full profile.
Hearing is one of the five senses. It allows you to appreciate your favorite song or fully enjoy a great story. If you or your loved one is experiencing hearing loss or difficulties, Alegent Creighton Clinic is here for you.
Hearing Loss Assessment
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have a hearing loss and should consider being evaluated by an audiologist:
Do you experience ringing, roaring, or buzzing in one or both ears?
Is your television volume louder than others would like?
Do you often have to ask people to repeat what they have said?
Does your speech sound muffled or dull?
Do you have problems listening in noisy environments or in groups?
Do you have difficulty hearing the doorbell or telephone?
Do your friends or relatives tell you that you do not seem to hear well?
Do you frequently complain that others mumble, that speech is not clear, or that you hear only parts of conversations when people are talking?
Do you find that looking at people when they talk to you makes it easier for you to understand them?
If your answer is "yes" to any of these symptoms, you may have hearing loss. Call and schedule an appointment to get your comprehensive hearing evaluation. Remember, hearing loss is more common than you think; we are here for you.
Evaluations for all ages
Comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations for adults.
Pediatric hearing evaluations ranging from Visual Reinforcement Audiometry, Conditioned Play Audiometry, or Computerized Play Audiometry.
ABR (Auditory Brainstem Response) This test measures the response as stimulus is presented to the ear and as it travels to the brainstem. This test gives doctors information about the integrity of the auditory system threshold and neurodiagnostics.
ENG (Electronystagmography) Electronystagmography is a test that records the interaction between your balance system in the inner ear and your eye. This helps determine whether the vestibular system is the cause of dizziness.
DIX-HALLPIKE This test is used to determine if the type of dizziness present is Benign Paroxysnal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
OAE (Otoacoustic Emission) Otoacoustic Emission measures an acoustic response from the inner ear (cochlea) that is generated in response to a series of sounds that is presented through a tiny headphone. This helps determine whether or not the outer hair cells in the cochlea are functioning properly.
Devices We Offer
Our experienced Audiologists are specially trained to assist patients with concerns related to the inner ear; including hearing loss, balance and dizziness. Certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), our Audiology team provides the following services:
Hearing Aids: There is a wide variety of different styles, and not one is appropriate for all people. We offer hearing aids that are in the ear, in the canal, behind the ear, or open fit. Together with your audiologist, you will be able to choose the hearing aid that is most appropriate for you based on your needs.
Ear Molds: Custom molds are made for a number of different purposes:
Sports: swim molds, motor sports, hunting/shooting
Music: ear monitors, noise protection
Personal Devices: MP3 players, cell phones
Work: noise protection
Rebecca McGee, Au.D., CCC-A Rebecca McGee received her Master of Science in Audiology at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and Doctorate of Audiology degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Outside of her work in the practice, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading books, and working out. Rebecca was born and raised in Omaha. Full profile.
Kathryn Newcomb, MA, CCC-A Kathryn Newcomb has been providing audiology services for more than 20 years. She is a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and is licensed in Nebraska for both Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing. Kathryn received a Master of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Full profile.
Dawn Stapleton, Au.D, CCC-A Dawn Stapleton received her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Audiology degrees from California State University, Long Beach. She also completed a fellowship at Ranchos Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey, California. Full profile.