About Our Practice

Navigating the world of women’s healthcare without a reliable, experienced guide is often overwhelming and frightening.

 Working with Dr. Barbara Hessel is an entirely different experience. By encouraging you to take an active role in your own health and wellness and offering you an individualized care plan, it’s the level of treatment you deserve.

Welcome to Our Women’s Health and Wellness Clinic

Dr. Hessel’s philosophy of patient care is about one patient at a time. It’s about never making a patient feel rushed or ignored.

She’ll likely spend more time with you than any health provider you’ve ever met.

She wants to get to know you. She wants to understand your problem.

Most of all, she wants to help you overcome it – and be there for you whenever you need her – as your doctor, your advisor, your advocate and your friend.

Barbara Anne Hessel MD

Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Internship: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
BSc: Biochemistry, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Member: American Association Gynecologic Laparoscopists, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Meet Our Staff

Our friendly, compassionate and competent staff is dedicated to you and will ensure your comfort and quality care. We provide the best and latest in technology and treatment options. We provide gentle, professional care to the patients in our community and surrounding areas.

We look forward to welcoming you to our family. Our office is warm and inviting. You will always be greeted with a smile and treated with utmost dignity and respect. You will play an active role in your treatment and your voice heard when you have questions or concerns.

Edward Sandler

Practice Manager

Ed co-founded the practice with Dr. Hessel in 2002. He oversees the day to day operations of the practice. Ed is committed to ensuring this is a practice where employees want to work, and patients want to return to.

Michelle Quinones

Sr Medical Assistant

Michelle has been with the practice since 2011. She is a Certified Medical Assistant and is one of the main reasons why so many of our patients return year after year.


Nathalie Perez- Lao

Sr Front Desk Representative

Nathalie joined  the team in 2009, and is  loved by her colleagues and patients alike. Whether she’s booking your weekly OB visit, a hospital procedure, or an annual checkup, you are in great hands with Nathalie.

Edy Sullivan

Patient Relations

Edy  joined the team in  January, 2021. She is highly experienced in women’s health clinical settings , and providing an excellent patient experience. 

Sabrina Colmone

Medical Assistant

Sabrina joined the team in July, 2022. She is a Certified Medical Assistant and has worked primarily in OB GYN clinical settings.  She is an experienced professional and will make sure your appointment goes as smoothly as possible.  

Vani Luchtman

Front Desk

Vani has a background in Customer Service and has been a great addition to the practice.  

Contact Us

Main Office

Same day and Telemedicine appointments are Available.

(718) 275 – 7200

(347) 531 – 0220

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69-15 Yellowstone Boulevard Suite 3 Forest Hills, New York 11375

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

All inpatient and out patient procedures.

(718) 470-7000

270-05 76th Avenue New Hyde Park,
NY 11040