Dr. Barbara Hessel, MD, FACOG

OB-GYN

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Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam
69-15 Yellowstone Boulevard, Suite 3, Forest Hills, NY, 11375

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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.”

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Quick easy and friendly... Exactly what you want

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Very professional-- definitely will be my new doctor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Loved it she was straight to the point! Very good!!!!!!

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Staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. Dr Hessel made me feel comfortable and extremely professional.

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Clean and comfortable office, professional staff, kind and thorough doctor and nice neighborhood.

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The staff and doctors were friendly, patient and thorough. Every step was explained

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I am very happy with my visit at Dr. Hessel's office. She listened to all my concerns and understood my worries.

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She and her entire staff were very professional and put me right at ease

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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.

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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.

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The appointment was okay just to get a quick refill. Would probably go elsewhere if it were something more important.

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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.

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Efficient, knowledgeable, and human. Meaning, she smiled and answered questions warmly.

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As always it was excellant.

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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.

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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.

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I hate those OB-Gyn visits. This doctor and her staff are so nice, they made us feel welcome and very comfortable. Highly recommended!

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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.

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A pleasure beginning to end

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I've been with her for 15 years! She's delivered my children and she's amazing. Love Dr. Hessel!

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Quick and painless

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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.

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Dr. Hessel is extremely caring. She does not rush you.

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Have been a patient for over 15 years! Very happy.

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I highly recommend Dr Hessel. She is professional and cares about her patients. She is absolutely amazing.

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I had a great consult with Dr. Hessel. The staff was friendly, professional and efficient. Dr. Hessel was very thorough and pleasant.

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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.

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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.

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I have been seeing Dr. Hessel for many years. She is a very caring doctor. Her staff is fantastic!

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Attentive and professional

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Very good

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Very clean office ,caring staffers and very warm ,good bed side manners doctor!

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I would not recommend her because she wasn't very nice to me and made me feel like miscarrying my baby was my fault.

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Great doctor and staff!

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always fast and super comfortable , she makes you feel at ease when on the bed. Always have a good visit

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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.