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Dr. Valerie A Asher has the following 2 specialties
An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.
- Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck
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It's my good fortune to have been recently treated by Dr. Asher for an ear infection that was serious and excruciating. She saw me on short notice, understood the severity at once and was, within moments, working on my ear. Two days later, concerned about my progress, she arranged for care at a hospital - she personally delivered my cultures as I was being admitted. I'm so much better- progressing well. Dr. A was knowledgeable, straightforward, decisive, responsive, caring - and I am grateful.
ALERT!!! If you don’t believe my review about this practice or Dr. Asher, PLEASE check out other review sites like Yelp, Google, etc. You will find that there have been many negative experiences. Please never go to this practice if customer service and care is important to you. I would also not recommend anyone to Dr. Asher. Regarding the Service: Please expect to wait 30-50 minutes to be seen even when you are on time for an appointment. Dr. Asher always runs late. When calling to make or confirm an appointment you will likely experience one of the following: the phone system will hang up or disconnect the call before you have an opportunity to speak with anyone so you may have to call several times before speaking to an office receptionist; and they will request that you change your appointment time that you have previously scheduled because this happened to me at least three times since being a patient (once because one doctor forgot about his vacation, once because there was an emergency and I don’t recall the other reason). And there is no such thing as making an urgent/emergency appointment if you are sick, plan to pay money to go to an urgent care facility or emergency room. This office does not have emergency appointments unless you are “bleeding” according the receptionist. My personal experience with Dr. Asher has been she has misdiagnosed my daughter once (by saying she had a virus) and I had to follow up three different times on test results that had come in but only the doctor was allowed to discuss them with me. She never returned my call. On the third time I called, complaining that my daughter’s school asked me to pick her up immediately because her temperature was 102 and climbing, Dr. Asher finally called me back. She apologized and explained that my daughter had a bacterial infection (they knew a week prior because this is when the results came in) and asked me to bring her back in the same day (during a hail storm might I add.) Oh! Let me not forget that I recommended that she take a swab for testing because I was tired of coming back and forth about a virus….something was wrong. After deciding to read the test results, she immediately prescribed my daughter the correct medication. On another occasion, she informed me that I had a virus or maybe something bacterial and prescribed me an antibiotic specifically for skin issues. However, my sore throat persisted and I went to urgent care who informed me I had Strep throat. The antibiotic I was on is typically demagogical based. The list goes on and on… Oh! And don’t try complaining or reporting the issues about service to the Office Manager Ann, because she is “professionally rude.” After the office contacted me to reschedule my daughter’s appointment, I briefly informed Ann that I could not reschedule because I took leave from work and was scheduled to go on vacation. I also informed her of my negative experiences in the past, and asked if I could see one of the other five doctors in the office at my appointment time because of the inconvenience and because I could not come in for an afternoon appointment. Anne insisted that we “are trying/willing to bend over backwards for you and offering an afternoon appointment is the best we can do”. She explained that I was welcome to come in 20 minutes after my appointment and wait and hopefully Dr. Asher would arrive short afterward but there were no guarantees. Then she proceeded to ask me – as if it were any of her business- when is your vacation. I contacted me pediatrician’s office who referred me to the practice, and they took notes…and may no longer recommend patients to this office…THANK GOODNESS… I also was able to immediately make another ENT appointment, and contacted Anne to send me my medical records. In her nonchalant tone and attitude, “she said oh sure…I can send them…bye.” She didn’t care about me as a customer or her level of service. STAY AWAY!!!!
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28 Years Experience
Yale University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1990
Yale University School Of Medicine
Dr. Valerie A Asher accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsEnt Associates, 2415 Musgrove Rd Ste 203, Silver Spring, MD
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