About Us

The medical otolaryngology practice of Maryland ENT Associates was founded in 1988. Dr. David Bianchi then joined the practice in 1992, Dr. Valerie Asher in 1999, Dr. Brian Driscoll in 2003 and Dr. Liesl Nottingham in 2008. The practice is committed to providing exceptional health care to our patients with emphasis on accessibility and resolving medical problems expeditiously. In addition to our staff of five specialty surgeons, we employ three full-time audiologists, a sleep specialist, dedicated, full-time surgical and sleep coordinators and more than one dozen support personnel.

We use a secure patient portal to enhance our ability to communicate effectively and expeditiously with our patients. The portal allows patients to ask questions, make an appointment, request prescription refills and pay bills online from any location. Our practice goal is to provide the finest otolaryngologic care to our patients in a convenient, friendly and professional setting. We make every attempt to schedule anticipated diagnostic testing along with the patient’s evaluation in order to avoid repeated trips to the office and additional time off of work. Our doctors have been repeatedly listed in the Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors ratings and strive to continue to assure quality care for our patients.

Our Location

Our office is located in Silver Spring, just off Route 29 (Columbia Pike), just south of Maryland 200 (the Intercounty Connector) and 5 miles north of the Washington Beltway (I-495). Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and diagnostic tools. Audiology and sleep services are located in the same building.


All visits to our office are by appointment only, and can be scheduled by calling (301) 989-2300 or by logging into our patient portal to schedule electronically.

We realize that your time is valuable and try our very best to stay on schedule. We ask you to assist us by being on time for your appointment, bringing your referral if required by your insurance company, and by completing your registration and history forms prior to your appointment. You can complete these forms in advance by completing these forms on this website. If you are not able to complete these forms before your visit, PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES EARLY TO ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR PAPERWORK. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If accompanied by another adult, they should bring written permission giving authorization to treat in the presence of the responsible individual. Please cancel 24 hours in advance if you cannot keep your scheduled appointment so that your appointment time will be available for other patients. Occasionally emergencies may require our office to reschedule your appointment. We will contact you as soon as possible when this occurs. Please make sure we have up-to-date contact information for you, including home, cell and work telephone numbers.

Making the Most of Your Visit

Before seeing one of our specialists, many of our patients have undergone studies and/or treatments related to their current problem. To allow us to make the best use of your visit, please bring with you the following:

  • A list of your current medications with dosages
  • A list of any medications that have been used to treat your current problem in the past, even if you are no longer taking them or if they were ineffective.
  • Radiology reports, pathology reports, and blood test results related to your current problem.
  • Film or CD with any CT or MRI that was done to evaluate your current problem.

Films can be obtained from the radiology facility where the study was performed. If you have arranged to have records sent to our office by another physician, please call before your visit to verify that we have received these.

About Privia Medical Group

Our practice is a proud member of Privia Medical Group - a physician-led, multi-speciality, national medical group. The nation’s top primary care physicians and specialists came together to form Privia Medical Group and share in the mission of providing better, more coordinated care to patients.

Our group focuses on taking accountability for the health and wellness of the patients we serve. We use some of the latest advances in medicine to help our patients remain healthy and better manage disease by offering our patients access to innovative health management technologies, proactive team-based care, and an evidenced-based, patient-centered approach.

Here’s what sets Privia Medical Group apart from traditional practices:

Top Doctors

  • Nationally recognized top physicians and healthcare professionals
  • Physician-led, high-performance medical group
  • Unhurried, comprehensive visits, with time to develop the right care plan
  • Personalized care that exceeds your expectations

Proactive Care

  • Collaborative, team-based medical group
  • Staffed with Health Coaches, Nurse Educators, Pharmacists, and Care Managers
  • Same-day/next-day appointments available
  • Care reminders and alerts
  • Check ins with clinical experts between your office visits

Convenient Technology

  • Book appointments and renew prescriptions online
  • Send and receive secure messages with your care team
  • Secure access to electronic medical records
  • Pay your invoices by credit card, securely and conveniently

Security and Privacy of Patient Information

We work diligently to ensure our patients’ information remains confidential and secure.

Not only is our team trained in modern privacy standards (such as HIPAA and PCI compliance), but we also keep your information secure with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption, firewalls, secure servers (including 24/7 surveillance and biometric access), and many more measures to ensure your information won’t fall into the wrong hands.

To learn more about Privia Medical Group and find other Privia doctors, please visit our website.