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About Dr. Alexander J Asch MD

Dr. Alexander J Asch, MD is a Doctor primarily located in North Reading, MA, with other offices in Melrose, MA and Melrose, MA . He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics. Dr. Asch is affiliated with Brigham And Womens Outpatient Pharmacy, New England Baptist Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks English.

Dr. Asch has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alexander J Asch is Great. Dr. Alexander J Asch has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Alexander J Asch is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Alexander J Asch has 3 locations

get directions ALEXANDER J ASCH MD
178 Park St Ste 2
North Reading, MA 01864
get directions FRISBIE HEALTH SERVICES
50 Tremont St Ste 106
Melrose, MA 02176
get directions Rhonda F Fogle MD
50 Tremont St Ste 106
Melrose, MA 02176

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Specialties

Dr. Alexander J Asch has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Alexander J Asch has the following 5 expertise

  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Immunization
  • Physical
  • Check-up
  • Vaccination

Board Certifications

Dr. Alexander J Asch is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Misdiagnosed my Child twice

Dr. Asch is extremely rude, arrogant talks down to parents and worst of all misdiagnosed my child, which led to an undiagnosed strep infection for 6 months. He insisted my son did not have a strep infection. But guess what, he was 100% wrong. One simple blood test was all it would have taken. This led to my child developing the autoimmune disease PANDA, severe anxiety and depression. My child has required 2 inpatient hospital stays at mental health facilities and has attempted suicide once. Please, Please stay away from this incompetent physician at all costs. Nothing is more important than your childs health. Also misdiagnosed a wrist fracture that my son sustained. Again he insisted that it was not broken and did not order an Xray. After a week of my son's pain getting worse, he did order an Xray and guess what. He did have a fracture. fortunately he recovered from this fully with no long term effects. Unfortunately now nearly 2 years out from bringing my son 4 times to Dr. Asch in a 2 week period, he still is suffering from severe anxiety and depression due to his undiagnosed strep infection

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Two daughters are patients

Dr. Asch is great. Incredibly responsive and attentive to the children. He is simply the best.

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good experiences over many years.

He has done a great job looking after all my 3 kids since 1990.

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One Star

Dr. Asch is an outstanding clinician. I feel completely confident to have my children in his care because he is extremely knowledgeable and always makes an accurate diagnosis.

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AccuraAccte

Not all doctors are good! Dr. Asch, fortunately, is one of the best. His diagnoses are quick and accurate, and my children have had quite a range of illnesses. He gets right down to business, and that is what I want. After an experience with a pedi who missed some pretty obvious illnesses, I want someone who "nails it". Dr. Asch is that doctor. I don't need verbal reassurance and chit chat time with him. (And I am a chatterbug.) You won't get that. But we therefore rarely have to wait more than 5 or 10 minutes to see him. I have heard other moms complain of his bedside manner. However, if you pay close attention, you'll catch his quiet, wry sense of humor. Most importantly, your children will be in great care.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Asch is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Strong Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Dr. Alexander J Asch Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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