Associated with Boston Children's Hospital

Top patient experience in the state by MHQP

Welcome to Our Practice!

Our practice is a small practice in Dracut, an easy drive from Lowell, Chelmsford, Andover, Tyngsboro and Southern New Hampshire.

This is a small practice, and you will be seen by the same doctor for most of your visits. I am the pediatrician on call most of the time and take care of any after hour emergencies. We have 24/7 coverage on weekends and holidays by myself or occasionally another pediatrician. As a result, I get to know my patients and their parents very well. I stay in close contact when they get sick and remain in touch until they are well again.

Knowing you can speak with your child’s doctor anytime for an emergency, decreases the stress of dealing with a child’s illness, and improves the safety and the quality of care. The office is open 6 days a week as well as morning appointments on Saturdays. We have a large waiting room and 5 exam rooms, which are used to prevent infection transmission.

I admit patients locally to Lowell General Hospital and use Boston Children’s Hospital for more complicated problems.

Did you know that by coming to our practice and having me as your child’s pediatrician, your child is also able to use Boston Children’s Hospital for specialty care and for emergencies. We are unique in that regard in this area and with me as your child’s pediatrician, there are no restrictions or “gate keepers” to prevent you from using this wonderful hospital.

If you want personal, friendly care, from an experienced pediatrician, who is associated with Boston Children’s Hospital, along with a friendly office staff, who will know you and your child by name, come and see us.

Please call the office if you have any emergency. The call back is prompt and will assist you in deciding the best way to handle the problem. This ensures good continuity of care and makes sure your child is seen at a good facility if needed. Walk-in centers are not staffed with Pediatricians, so for better care, please call us first.

The practice is part of Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Physicians’ Organization. This allows for easy referrals to Boston Children’s hospital, a hospital, regularly ranked among the best in the nation by US News.

  • Our office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • We provide care for all our patients of all ages for routine preventive health maintenance visits and sick visits.
  • Well child visits and visits for illnesses are seen in separate time blocks and in separate parts of the office.
  • We follow the Department of Public Health guidelines and space the visits to prevent people meeting in the office. We clean all room surfaces after each patient is seen.
  • Certain type visits are available through a convenient Telehealth connection if desired.
  • Prenatal consults are always available at no charge and new patients are welcome! Call today, 978-957-4300.

Why Choose Us?


All patients are seen by Dr. Ashenberg providing continuous consistent care. Our patients rate us top in the state, year after year, on the MHQP Survey.

Same-day appointments

We are very flexible and always have same day appointments. Please call us at 978-957-4300.

Saturday hours

Office is open six days a week, with Saturday morning appointments available.

a newborn baby in the arms of a mother

Our services

  • Newborn Care
  • School and Sports Physicals
  • Sick Child Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Well-child Care Exams
  • Dietary/Nutrition Guidance
  • Immunizations
  • Prenatal Visits
  • Vision and Hearing Services
I have been taking my children to Dr. Alena Ashenberg for 27 years...she dialogues with the parents and children and she has always worked with concerns that I have...Dr. Ashenberg is compassionate and has always been there for each of my seven children. I could not recommend her more highly.
Dr. Ashenberg has been taking care of my kids for their whole lives. She is so nice and always spends plenty of time with us and answers all my questions...I am blown away with the helpfulness and kindness of the staff and nurses. I feel she is not only my children's doctor but a family friend.