Dr. Dirk Asherman, MD

Dr. Dirk Asherman, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Dirk Asherman, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Portland, ME and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, and more.

33 Sewall St

Portland, ME 04102

Contact Information

(207) 828-2100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Achilles Tendinitis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

90  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease


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23  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Tex Med Br
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Dr. Asherman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Asherman to family and friends
14 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Asherman's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Fantastic experience with Dr. Asherman and Orthopedic Associates. Excellent staff, professional, comfortable surroundings and a patient-centered approach. My outcome has been excellent with well-managed follow up an on-site PT. Very confident in and grateful for my care.
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Best surgeon ever. He fixed me right up and got me back playing basketball pain free when before I limped all the time. He removed bone chips out of my ankle and did a superb job.
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He seems to be incredibly competent & knowledgeable. He is also very arrogant and lacks in concern for how pain affects patients in their daily life.
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