Barbara Hessel, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who has been working with patients in the Forest Hills, NY area for over 10 years. She is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and a recipient of the Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures Award. Her hospital affiliations include Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Queens Surgical Care Center.
It’s easy to develop that special bond with Dr. Hessel. Her devotion to giving patients more personal attention than anyone else means thousands of patients have trusted her to be their lifelong healthcare partner.
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.
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
Sarah K Linkie, MD FACOG
Dedicated and trained medical professional board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology committed to improvement in women’s health care. Skilled in laparoscopy, infertility evaluation, and high risk pregnancies.
In private practice since 1999 with current medical licensure in the State of New York. Hospital privileges include Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital.
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center MD: New York Medical College, Valhalla NY BSc: Neurobiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Member: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Ed Sandler, Practice Manager
MBA: Pace University, New York, NY MS: City University of New York (CUNY), Baruch College, New York, NY BS: State University of New York, Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY
“I find it very gratifying utilizing my Business Management background to help Dr. Hessel make a difference in women’s lives on a daily basis. When not overseeing the practice’s operations, I love to cook, play guitar/drums and exercise the mind, body and spirit."
Gloria Tellado, Medical Assistant
Certifications: Certified Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, The New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants, Queens, NY
"I have worked for Dr. Hessel for 11 years and she has always been good to her staff and I can see she takes good care of her patients. When not working, I love to be home with my family."
Michelle Quinones, Medical Assistant
Certifications: Certified Medical Assistant, The New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants, Queens, NY
"I know going to a physician's office can be stressful at times and I look foward to relieving some of the stress by making it a comforting experience. While not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and being a mom to my twins."
Nathalie Perez, Receptionist
“We make a great team here at Barbara Hessel, MD PLLC. We get the job done and make it a caring and professional experience for our patients. In my spare time, I love to be around my family and friends. Also having some “me” time is very important!”
Karey McMullan, Receptionist
Certifications: Certified Medical Biller & Coder, Sanford Brown Institute , Garden City NY
"I have worked in the medical field for many years. Working here in Dr Hessels office now for the past 2 years, has been yet another great experience for me. We all work well together and get the job done for our patients. “While not working I enjoy spending time with my son, my boyfriend and his kids!"
Jodie Wasserman, Receptionist
"Receptionist by day and comedian by night! I feel blessed having found the perfect day job. Working for Dr. Hessel is a great learning experience. Both Dr Hessel and Dr Linkie and the whole team have outstanding bedside manner and work ethic that I find inspiring.
I love meeting the patients and getting to know them during their visits. And of course I also love meeting their new babies. When I am not at the practice working, you may catch me on stage somewhere performing my standup comedy."