Dr. Valerie Asher, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatFemaleAge 61

Dr. Valerie Asher, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Silver Spring, MD and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Asher has more experience with Sleep Apnea and Otologic Conditions & Procedures than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Yale University School Of Medicine medical school in 1990. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Asher to book an appointment.

Dr. Asher

ENT Associates

2415 Musgrove Rd Ste 203 Silver Spring, MD 20904
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Asher

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Asher treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Asher treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 989-2300.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Asher is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Asher is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Tinnitus
Vertigo
Outer Ear Infection
Ear Tube Placement
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Dr. Asher's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Asher's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Asher

3.3

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
54.054054054054056%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
5.405405405405405%
(2)
2 Stars
5.405405405405405%
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1 Star
35.13513513513514%
(13)
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Horrible bedside manner, didn't say hello, pointed at a chair and said "sit there". Robotic, didn't explain anything -- and when she went to do an extraction procedure from my ear, she shoved my head down without warning, no explanation of what's going on. When finished she said - "Get up. You can follow the yellow arrows out". Hard to believe this woman is still in practice.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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May 24, 2021
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She was impatient. Poor bedside manners. I would not recommend her to anyone.
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Alice – Jul 10, 2020
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She was not patient with me and I felt like she was not happy dealing with me, I might me wrong but I felt that because Latino, like I said I felt that.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 19, 2019
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I have seen Dr. Asher once a year for the last 7 years for hearing loss related issues including an annual ear cleaning. She is knowledgeable professional and an expert in her field. Can't ask for more!
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May 14, 2019
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I have had the privilege of being Dr. Asher’s patient for 10 years after being diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma. She was caring and listened carefully to my many concerns as she helped me navigate multiple treatment options. She is always extremely responsive to questions and concerns during and between visits. Dr. Asher is very knowledgeable and informative. Visits are extremely thorough; I never feel rushed and follow up care continues to be excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Allison Shaffer in Potomac, MD – Feb 15, 2019
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while seemingly knowledgable and competent from a layman's perspective, her bedside manner is among the worst I have ever seen of any doctor and I am in my 60s, so I have seen many different types of doctors over my lifetime!!. She really needs to go to charm school to learn how to talk to her patients (she was rude, arrogant, exhibited serious attitude, etc....) in a more professional manner. Maybe she can have some dialogue with Dr. Nottingham about improving her very sub-par bedside manner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
8 people found this helpful
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Dan C in Silver Spring – Oct 21, 2018
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Dr. Asher is the best doctor I ever met. My son had a severe preauricular pit infection with skin turning red and purple. We had seen a couple of ENT doctors, and took more than one-month long antibiotics treatment, but my son's condition didn't improve. Finally, we found Dr. Asher in Maryland. She removed the stuff inside the infected area in our first office visit. I was so impressed by her rich knowledge and skills. She also has a very comforting manner when she performed procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tiffany in Fairfax, VA – Mar 20, 2018
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Dr. Asher has been my ENT for the past decade. She has successfully treated me for several tonsil, throat and ear conditions. Most recently she reversed sudden hearing loss. She is an outstanding doctor and surgeon and is super smart. I highly recommend her. She takes time with her patients and is one of the best doctors I have met. Sometimes you have to wait a bit but it is because she spends time with her patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Washington, DC – Sep 15, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Walter in Gaithersburg, MD – Aug 07, 2017
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Dr. Asher is a very competent ear, nose and throat doctor. She helped me with an ear problem right away that other doctors could not diagnose. I am going back to her whenever I have a problem!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Dianne Godar in Rockville, MD – Dec 16, 2016
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I don't think the surgery Dr Asher recommended and performed for me was advisable and it left me with problems I didn't have before. I wish I had gotten a second opinion.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Having Regrets in Silver Spring, MD – Aug 06, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Valerie Asher, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Silver Spring, MD and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Yale - New Haven Hosp/Yale U Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1991
UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1990
Yale University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Valerie Asher, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Valerie Asher, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Asher frequently treats Sleep Apnea and Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Asher specializes.

Where is Dr. Valerie Asher, MD's office located?

Dr. Asher's office is located at 2415 Musgrove Rd Ste 203, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

ENT Associates

ENT Associates2415 Musgrove Rd Ste 203 Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)