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“I’ve dedicated myself to helping women be their best in all phases of life, with the most up-to-date, effective care available in obstetrics and gynecology. To be the best physician I can be, I feel it’s important to connect with my patients. I want to know and understand you. This, of course, helps me do what’s right for you, but it’s also essential for helping you feel comfortable with me, personally. It’s my hope that through communication, personal attention and time, you’ll know that you can always count on me – for the medical care you need to be your healthiest and for the personal dedication you deserve from your physician.”
Verified Patient Reviews
Very professional-- definitely will be my new doctor.
I thought it would be more of a communicative encounter, it was just in and out which would be fine I guess had I not seen on her website that she prides herself in communication etc.
Very professional and friendly staff, nice and clean office, the doctor took her time (did not feel rushed or anything), and she was attentive, responsive and thorough. Definitely recommend.
It's difficult to judge a doctor based on one visit, but Dr. Hessel seems very good and thorough. Everyone in her office was nice and professional. All of the equipment and technology in the office is very up-to-date state-of-the-art which is always reassuring. It was a relatively perfunctory visit (nothing out of the ordinary, just a routine course of events), but it was as comfortable as it could be. I am optimistic about having Dr. Hessel treat me in the future and look forward to going to her for all of my woman's health needs.
Dr. Hessel is a fine doctor but her staff is rude, negligent and never answers the phone. I was directed my Dr. Hessel to get a prescription renewed for a very specific "start" date. After calling about 6 times a day everyday from Tuesday-Friday, I never reached a person in her office, and when I finally did, I was told they'd "page the doctor" and then I never heard anything. After 5 days of being ignored by Dr. Hessel's staff, the office never sent my prescription to the pharmacy. My pharmacist had called, faxed and emailed to get the prescription filled on time for me and they never contacted him back. I am now past the window in which I had to begin taking my meds which means I have to wait an entire month to try again. I am beyond disappointed and although I had a very satisfactory appointment with Dr. Hessel herself months ago, I cannot in any way keep going somewhere so unreliable and disrespectful to their patients.
Loved it she was straight to the point! Very good!!!!!!
Staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. Dr Hessel made me feel comfortable and extremely professional.
Clean and comfortable office, professional staff, kind and thorough doctor and nice neighborhood.
The staff and doctors were friendly, patient and thorough. Every step was explained
I am very happy with my visit at Dr. Hessel's office. She listened to all my concerns and understood my worries.
She and her entire staff were very professional and put me right at ease
I have been a patient of Dr. Hessel's for the past 15 yrs. She is kind, warm and detailed. I have recommended her to all of my friends and colleagues and they all feel the same. Wait time was under 30 min and I was in and out of her office in 35 min. I recommend her to all.
Dr. Hessel seemed kind and professional - as was everyone I dealt with in her office. There was no wait, but the appointment was thorough and appropriate.
The appointment was okay just to get a quick refill. Would probably go elsewhere if it were something more important.
la doctora es muy agradable y atenta con las necesidades del paciente. la oficina y los cuartos son muy limpios y el personal que trabaja con la doctora es amable.
Efficient, knowledgeable, and human. Meaning, she smiled and answered questions warmly.
As always it was excellant.
I highly recommend Dr. Hessel. I've only been once so I don't know if this is normal but there was zero wait time. Regular medications weren't working for me and she was the first gyno to actually be open to me using some alternative health treatments. Great visit the Dr. is open and not dismissive of concerns as other gynos have been.
I know I went to see Dr. Hessel for a specific problem I wanted her to check, however I felt rush. I was also having issues with my period and I was not able to inform her of everything. Right away she said to come back for an ultrasound, which is fine and then a biopsy of my uterus. I will go and do what she wants me to do since I am on tamoxefin and had breast cancer twice in 2 years.
I hate those OB-Gyn visits. This doctor and her staff are so nice, they made us feel welcome and very comfortable. Highly recommended!
It was my first time at Dr. Hessel's office. I found the office to be well-staffed and efficient. I was immediately handed a small computer on which I entered requested information about my medical history, etc. Five minutes later, the nurse was taking my blood pressure and doing other preliminaries. Then I was ushered into Dr. Hessel's office for a consultation prior to my examination. I found her to be most pleasant, thorough, and understanding. The Pap Test and pelvic exam I had were done quickly and efficiently, and the doctor let me know what she was going to do each step of the way, so I felt at ease. The doctor provided me with her findings, and when I got home, I found a link to a patient care summary of my visit. I am impressed by the office's efficiency. I had a positive experience and will be going back.
A pleasure beginning to end
I've been with her for 15 years! She's delivered my children and she's amazing. Love Dr. Hessel!
Quick and painless
Dr. Hessel was patient and understanding through a difficult experience for me. I appreciated her objectivity and professional manner and trust her medical advice and will continue to see her. She also has a medical assistant who was extremely kind as well and both together were very helpful. This outweighs my experience with her reception staff, who I wish were a bit more self aware. One woman made some inconsiderate remarks in Spanish about me without knowing I was bilingual.
Dr. Hessel is extremely caring. She does not rush you.
Have been a patient for over 15 years! Very happy.
I highly recommend Dr Hessel. She is professional and cares about her patients. She is absolutely amazing.
I had a great consult with Dr. Hessel. The staff was friendly, professional and efficient. Dr. Hessel was very thorough and pleasant.
I was very pleased with the way I was treated. Dr. Hessel is very thorough and professional. I'm very happy that my insurance carrier recommended her and look forward to being her patient for a long time to come. Highly recommend her.
Overall I felt that the care level from Dr Hessel was minimal. She is a great doctor but lacks in bedside manner/personal touch. Way better than my previous doctor but not the best.
I have been seeing Dr. Hessel for many years. She is a very caring doctor. Her staff is fantastic!
Attentive and professional
Very clean office ,caring staffers and very warm ,good bed side manners doctor!
I would not recommend her because she wasn't very nice to me and made me feel like miscarrying my baby was my fault.
Great doctor and staff!
always fast and super comfortable , she makes you feel at ease when on the bed. Always have a good visit
I found dr. Hessel lacked warmth. She seemed to be just going through the motions. Knowing that I am in the age range of menopause , it would have been nice if she questioned me about any signs or symptoms without me having to bring it up first.
Very pleasant, quick and efficient.
Thank you Dr Hessel for taking care of an embarrassing situation.
As always a very pleasant experience. the doctor and the staff are just amazing!
She has always been nice and straight to the point.
Dr. Hessel is very professional and personable. I highly recommend her to anyone requiring a gynecologist.
I felt that the doctor is annoyed by pertinent questions to my conditions, and some questions were just plainly ignored. I never get a clear answer, it's always another follow up appointment...I could go on with stories...The office is very disorganized and I receive too many redundant alerts by text, email and phone. For example, as I left the dr, I was told to set up another appt for a f/up sonogram which I did right away, before I left the front desk. The next day, I got a text, an email and a phone call which prompted me to schedule an appointment! I've had it! It's time for me to find a caring and organized doctor- my health and time are too important.
Excellent very knowledgeable comfortable
When I was researching for a doctor, I did a lot of research and I am soooo happy I pick Dr. Barbara Hessel. She is very friendly and knows what she is doing. You will feel comfortable asking her anything because she is approachable and doesn't rush you. If you don't have questions she is quite quick with her appointments, especially the in between months, but she makes you feel very comfortable. Her staff is amazing and friendly and always available to help without making a face. They are very patient with us prego's. Thank you Dr. Barbara Hessel. You are amazing.
Great experience will highly recommend.
She's a great doctor!
Better bedside manners
As always, she is great. Every time I go there, there are changes for the better. The office is nice and clean. Reception girls are excellent and remember you. The doctor is very tech savy so you can email her through a patient portal and she responds quickly.
DR Hessel is a very professional and caring doctor. She takes her time to listen to your concerns and answers your questions in a very clear manner.
Dr Hessel has delivered my two children. I totally trust her. One of my pregnancies was high-risk and she always erred on the side of caution without worrying me. Both resulted in c-sections (definitely medically necessary), but she allowed me to try vbac with the second low-risk pregnancy, actually encouraged me. Her office staff is awesome. They quickly get you in and out. She is a bit "no-nonsense", but is amazing during delivery and post-partum.
The appointment was great. The dr. Was very nice and professional. The wait was long, there were a lot of patients, but overall everything went well.
This was my first time to see Dr. Hessel. I was brought back before my appointment time and once in the examining room, only waited about 10 minutes. Dr. Hessel took the time to talk to me and ask questions about my health and history. This was much nicer than filling out a form, like I have had to do at other Dr.'s offices.
She is very professional and asked all the appropriate questions for an annual visit. I didn't have to wait a long time to see her and my urine analysis was done in 10 minutes.
The staff was very helpful and responsive and the doctor listened to me and very cooperative. I would recommend her strongly. She listens to you and guide you in the right direction
I agree with some of the other patients who mentioned the lack of bedside manners. I'm not sure if she understands that women most often than not see a gyn when they have a reproductive problem. That within itself has the tendency to make a person emotional and insecure. I felt rushed and in addition to that her response a medical question was sarcastic. How inappropriate!!. It's unfortunate and extremely sad that bed manners was not included in med school curriculum. I left my home to see a doctor so I could feel reassured and hopeful. I left her office feeling like my questions were annoying her, insecure and unheard basically.
DR. Hessel is highly qualified and very professional. She always makes me feel very comfortable and secure during my visits. Her staff is very helpful and will always find a way to squeeze you in for an appointment when it's urgent. I am always able to ask questions and feel confident in her answers. In addition, I love that she has a patient portal where I can log online and see all of my results and information. I recommend her to all of my friends.
I have been her patient for many years, and I consider her an excellent doctor.
Dr. Hessel made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely continue to see her.
I am very pleased. Doctor spoke to me before and after examination, asked relevant questions and listened carefully to my concerns. Staff is professional and friendly, premises are impeccable and the office is conveniently located near transportation. Will definitely recommend to others.
I love Dr. Hessel. I've noted some have commented that her bedside manner is a bit cold. I think she's misunderstood. Dr. Hessel has performed a number of procedures on me and I have come out of surgery feeling ZERO pain...NONE. At most I've needed a tylenol. She is responsive to my concerns, she follows up, she is through and knows what she's doing. She's been my gynecologist for years and I dread the day she considers retirement.
I think she was a very wonderful dr and made me feel very comfortable . I would recommend her to all my friends very highly. And an excellent manner Her staff was also wonderful.
The entire staff is professional. Very short wait every time. Very neat and clean office. Dr is kind, informative and made me feel comfortable.
Dr. Hessel was professional and thorough. The office staff could be more welcoming to a new patient. I will go back again.
great as always
She's attentive, focused, spends quality time with patient.
sweet and gentle
Dr. Hessel is a very professional and well mannered physician who saw me right away. She did my annual check up was quick and through. I highly recommend her as a gynecologist. I have been seeing her for nearly 20 yrs now.
She has a professional and pleasant demeanor and was very thorough. She addressed all of my concerns and went over my medical history carefully. I feel like I can trust her knowledge and judgement. I require further testing and so there will be follow up. I feel as if I'm in good hands. Also, her office staff-efficient and pleasant. Don't see all that too often.
It was professional and caring.
Very nice and professional, definitely going back!
Doctor is very attentive. Answered all my questions.
Very busy office. You feel rushed when speaking to her.
I pre-registered on this site. When I got to the office they had no record of my registering. Filled-out forms again in the office only to be told after waiting that they did not accept my insurance. Not cool, at all.
I thought it went well and everyone was so friendly
Dr Hessel and her staff are great
I have been a patient of Dr. Hessel's for a couple of years now. Dr. Hessel is informative, quick, and efficient in her annual exams and diagnosis. Her staff is wonderful too.
Dr. Hessel has always been very nice, professional and friendly ever since I started seeing her in 2010.
I was charged $30 for being a new patient even though I was just having my annual checkup (which doesn't require payment in general). I think this is pretty unprofessional/just a way for the office to make extra money. The exam itself was fine but her beside manner isn't much to be desired.
Barbara Hessel is truly and amazing doctor. She's very thorough and I know my health is in good hands with her.
Very helpful and patient, answered all my questions.
Dr. Hessel , doesn't rush you out. She took the time to answer all of my concerns.
I really liked my visit with Dr. Hessel, she is nice, professional and scientific lady. She asked several questions but is not what I would call "chatty". When I mentioned a specific concern which had gone unaddressed at previous doctor, she recommended a specific test for it "just to make sure", I really appreciated that she didn't brush off the concern and took the scientific approach of checking it out before drawing a conclusion. Also the pap smear was PAINLESS which I have never experienced before. I highly recommend her!
She made me feel very comfortable. Listened to all of my concerns and explained all of my options slowly and clearly. She has a very calming presence and professional presence about her which made me feel confident in her abilities and at ease about my visit. Will definitely keep her as my OBGYN
Dr. Hessel is a great doctor. She is very thorough, professional and friendly. Her staff are equally professional and very friendly. I especially like the Patient Portal and zocDoc. Finally, a practice that is using technology to enhance patient/doctor experience.
Office staff is so nice and Dr. Hessel is a great doctor!!! Also, they are always on time with appointments which is go great as many other doctors can't say the same.
Amazing doctor! I did not feel rushed throughout my visit and I truly felt that Dr. Hessel took the time to address my concerns. Her staff was also very attentive and nice. It's hard to find such an amazing doctor with great staff
I've been going to Dr. Hessel for years. She is great and her entire staff is very nice too. She really listens to you . Few months ago I moved to Long Island and now her office is way out of my way, but still I would not change doctors. I can highly recommend her!
I find Doctor Barbara Hessel very easy to talk to. She address all my concerns and questions. She also give me advice of which I do appreciate. I have changed many OB/Gyn over the past 10 years or so but I will definitely stay with Dr. Barbara Hessel because she is great in her profession.
I've been going to Dr. Hessel for about 11 years. My needs are minimal so I have no problem. She's very to-the-point, but I feel comfortable asking her questions too. No complaints!
Dr. Barbara Hessel and her staff always update me on my results and are very attentive to concerns and problems, even if it's insurance related.
I recommend Dr. Hessel to my friends.
Dr Hessel is an excellent doctor. I highly recommend her as her services are excellent.
i was very nervous about the visit but the doctor and her staff were very professional and kind and made me feel much better and relaxed. I was very happy with the visit
I really like her. She was very nice and professional. I would recommend her to other people.
I am so grateful to have found Dr. Hessel; her kind and professional attitude made me feel so comfortable and I know I am in good hands with her. She so thoroughly reviewed my medical history and answered all of my questions patiently. Her staff is exceptionally helpful and considerate of all my needs; for example, they made sure I was seen in a timely manner so that I could make it to work on time afterwards. Dr. Hessel even called me personally to confirm receipt of a message I left with her receptionist and to find out how I was feeling. Who could ask for more? Thank you!
The staff and Dr Hessel were very nice. Dr Hessel was very professional. The waiting time was only 15 mins. It would be nice if the waiting room is bigger.
She is a very excellent Dr. It was great. I like how she give detail when she is working with the patient and how kindly she treat patient. I definitely recommend to other people.
IT WAS GOOD SHE IS VERY PROFESIONAL
I came to Dr. Hessel because she was a female and was impressed with the online portal (I found her online). The office is professional and it's a short wait time. She tells you what she is going to do each step of the process before she does it, which I really appreciate since these things easily make me uncomfortable. She answers my questions and follows up on things from the previous visit. I definitely recommend!
She's awesome! She explains everything and does the test right away!
Classy, professional doctor with an "I am here to help you" mentality.
Come prepared with a list of questions, she was fast professional. Staff is friendly and professional
Very impressed by the attentiveness from staff and Dr. Hessel herself. She took the time to learn about me and thoroughly explore all options and answered all of my questions. She also seems extremely well organized and demonstrate great level of care for patients.
Nothing new or that would really make me remember her. She's okay, not bad at all.
I was seen right away and was really impressed by the new system to get test results online.
I was very nervous to go to Dr. Hessel for the first time as I was visiting her for the first time...but she really makes you comfortable before doing any kind of tests or procedures by a basic interview. I would definitely go back...and the annual exam was a jiffy (in a positive way)...I was done with everything in no time :)
I have been there just once so far I feel she is a very knowledgable and skillful doctor. The nurse are very friendly and helpful. I was very uncomfortable since it was my first visit but the doctor and nurses were very understanding...
It was a good visit she did everything what she had to do..
She patiently took my history and spent an adequate amount of time with me.
I was in and out of my appointment in a reasonable amount of time.
My first visit here. She was very nice, and explained everything thoroughly. I would recommend her to anyone.
It was my first visit with Dr Hessel, she made me feel very comfortable,she listened and was very easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone who's trying to find a OB/GYN that they can feel comfortable with. Friendly staff too!
although she doesn't inform as much as I would like, she's a great doctor
I've been seeing Dr. Hessel since around 2002. She's very efficient and answers all your questions. She may not volunteer any extra info. so you should be prepared with questions ahead of time for a better visit. I gave birth in 2009 and 2011. She did a great job with my C-section in 2011 (I had twins). I was hoping for a natural birth the second time around, too, but it wasn't meant to be--still, she scheduled the C-Section for as late as possible, hence, I didn't feel that it was a foregone conclusion, allowing for the possibility of letting nature take its course (however baby at bottom was in breech position ). What is left of the incision is the shortest, thinnest line possible below the bikini line (can barely call it a scar, skin is not raised).
Professional and friendly staff.
She was great, she answered all my questions. She is very professional, I am very happy with my first visit.
Terrific Doctor, been going to her for years
I really liked her services, and hope to continue seeing her.
Dr.Hessel has been my Dr.for 11 years now,I highly recommend her.
Dr. Hessel was professional, however I was unsatisfied with her support staff. I was in need of a prescription in order to go to a breast exam, and they failed to return my call two days in a row after telling me that they needed to consult with the doctor before they would be able to provide.
She was knowledgeable, gave us several options to work with, seemed concerned.
Excellent Doctor, very imformative and professional. I highly recommend Barbara Hessel,MD
I have been going to Dr. Hessel for years and always have a great experience with her!
She is very professional. I felt secure in her hands. The only negative that could be said is that she seemed rushed in a very controlled manner....understandable.
Once again completely satisfied. Dr. Hessel addressed all of my concerns and took the time to listen to my medical history. Once I left my appointment feeling confident that everything is going to work out fine. Its almost like going to a mini women's retreat.
Wait time was too long. Office staff seemed a bit disorganized. When I did meet with the nurse and doctor, they were very pleasant. Dr. Hessel was very informative and took the time to answer all my questions and concerns.
Very knowledgable and professional, higly recommend.
It was ok, after reading the comments I think I expected more. She was nice enough to want to go back again.
I like her but she could be a little more personable and take more time explaining things. Every time I went to see her, it was in and out!
Dr Hessel lived up to my expectations. She was even more pleasant than the reviews describe her to be. Dr. Hessel consulted with me in her private office first before sending me off to the examination room. She met me with a genuine smile and addressed all of my concerns. The staff was wonderful and lets not forget the big batch of fresh cookies that were offered when I first walked in. This visit made me forget it was a rainy day!!!
Dr Hessel and her staff offer friendly and professional service. This was my first visit and it appears as though I have found a gynecologist who is personable, a knowledgeable professional and local. I've been looking for the right ob/gyn for a few years and trust that I have found her.
Girls at the front desk were friendly, professional and warm. Dr. Hessel was very efficient and even though she had a a packed waiting room, she found the time to offer advise for a first time mom. I am so glad I found her. The support is appreciated.
Felt very comfortable with this doctor and would definitely recommend
Dr Hessel was very nice and she was not in a hurry. She was willing to listen to anyhting that you have to know. The staffs were accommodating too.