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Dr. Bella Sandler, MD

Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

*** The New Jersey location only does Medical Aesthetic Procedures. Dr. Sandler does not treat Primary Care patients at this location. Please schedule Primary Care visits at the New York location. ** Dr. Bella A. Sandler, M.D. is a primary care doctor serving patients in Forest Hills, NY and surrounding communities. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and has 34 years of experience. Her team continually strives to provide kind, compassionate care to their patients in an expedient and professional manner, with the same concern they would give to their own family members. As well as all primary care visits, Dr.Sandler performs hair loss therapy restoration and weight loss consultation.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York Hospital Queens

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tbilisi State Medical University Faculty of Medicine
  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Honors of Distinction and Excellence as America's Top Physicians for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Physician's Recognition Award, America's Top Physicians for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Georgian
  • Polish
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1023106788

Office locations

NY Medical & Health PC

104-20 Queens Blvd., Suite E (Parker Towers)

Forest Hills, NY 11375

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All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
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Doctor wouldn’t clearly explain things. She was quick to move on to another patient. I was more shocked with the nurse who made some comments about my boyfriend and I being interracial. No reminders for next followup appointment.
Less than 1 month ago
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She was very sweet and very informative. I definitely recommend her. It was my first visit to her and she answered all my questions and made sure to advise me further with treatment. Overall it was a pleasant visit.
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She is Great, addressed all my issues.
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I was in and out! She I as very sweet and informative
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Dr. Sandler is very professional and courteous. I just the wait time was less.
Less than 3 months ago
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I felt the essential relationship between physician and patient I’ve been looking for for a long time. Dr. Sandler met all my expectations, she patiently in a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere listened to all my concerns and gave me effectivesuggestions that benefited my treatment plan. I was pleased by the highly efficient operations of the front desk and practice’s stuff: authorizations for required procedures and medications were done in the timely manner with no delays. I felt all my various inquires were important and were addressed the same day. I assuredly recommend this doctor’s practice to those who look for the quality care that is delivered with compassion and respect.
Less than 6 months ago
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This was the first time that I had a short wait.
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While Dr. Sandler was pleasant, I wasn't very comfortable with my first visit. The staff seemed very rushed, and not very accommodating. While I am sure that it is more convenient for the staff to speak in Russian, as I donot speak Russian, I'd rather they spoke English when speaking about my treatment, services, and diagnostics. Also there is a need for privacy. I felt very uncomfortable when asked to undress and then the exam room door opens by another staff member from the hallway. Hopefully my next appointment will go better.
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I waited an entire hour before being seen by staff. The doctor is very thorough which made up for the longggg wait and I now understand why it takes so long. Office staff needs to improve their attitudes and be more organized.
Less than 1 year ago
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The doctor was very thorough with me. She took her time, asked questions and listened to my concerns. She had excellent bedside manner and I felt very comfortable. The office was clean and staff was very polite. The only downside to this visit was the wait time.
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The nurse was very rude and racist. She made a problem with converting my height and weight from meters and kilograms to inches and pounds. I guess nowadays is not a problem, just use google
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Every time I? visit I? come about 15 minutes prior to my appointment time and end up needing to wait until at least an hour after my appointment time to be seen. I’m unsure why I? bother making appointments when everysingle time I? come to this office I? need to wait 60-75+ minutes before the doctor will see me..then she sees me for maybe 10 minutes before having one of her nurses finish off her discussion with me. I’m currently looking for a new doctor. Gave this one several chances because I live in the building but I’d rather drive to one than go here again.
Less than 1 year ago
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She is so thorough and super nice! I love how she took her time with everything. Love her
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I highly recommend Dr Sandler. She's kind and compassionate, she takes time to discuss your issues with you, she explains everything. Doctors like her are a blessing. And her staff are all so nice as well.
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She is a very good doctor
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I had a great experience during my visit. Dr. Sandler was very nice and thorough and all her staff was very pleasant and professional.
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Dr. Sandler wants the best for her patience. I will wait to see her it is worth it.
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As a healthcare quality improvement professional I can say the following: Being that the appointments are scheduled and not walk ins, patients should be attended to within an hour. The assistants should actually perform basic vitals ( ht,wt, temp, BP) automatically and NOT ask the patient for that information, nor argue over why they don't need to take certain vitals, nor ask the patient what they think is wrong with them?...thats what the MD is for. When the MD orders a test the assistant should do it asap so the patient's visit can finally end , not start on another patient. In terms of Dr Sandler, she had excellent bedside manner and seemed thorough in her assessment process.
More than 1 year ago
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I am a long time patient of Dr. Sandler. She is wonderful, thorough and caring.
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The wait is long, as usual. She is thorough, runs lots of tests.
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Dr. Sandler is very compassionate and caring. I never feel rushed and she takes the time to listen to me. This quality is difficult to find in a doctor nowadays.
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She is so nice!
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That was my first visit to dr Sandler's office. Her exam was very thorough, she asked many questions - in order to know the patient better (her words).
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Dr Sandler is very thrall and thoughtful. She has amazing manners and attentive to all of your medical needs. Very knowledgable and experienced in her field. Highly recommend the practice. Wait time can be a bit long, but its well worth the be patient.
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Excellent ,very caring
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Long wait time plus it took a lot of time to do simple blood work. Ended up spending more two hours there
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Love this Dr. she is the best, attentive and thorough. She explains everything and walks you to the process. Really can't say enough about her always there to hear my asthma issues and her staff is equally great refills on time and no billing issues.
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Very friendly, compassionate and professional. I've found a new place to take my troubles to.
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My visit went very well. I would definitely recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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I think Dr. Sandler is Great! She offered extended information regarding insurance and called ahead for pricing on testing. So I will definitely continue using Dr. Sandler
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The doctor was very thorough. Bloodwork was done in ge office which was very convenient. My only qualm was the wait time.
More than 1 year ago
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Polite pleasant staff. Well lit and clean office. Dr. Sandler was very nice and friendly. I felt welcome
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The wait is brutal... everytime I'm waiting for an hour and a half. It's frustrating. Dr. Sandler is very nice, great bedside manner. It's a toss up.
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It was excellent Dr Bella Sandler is a very great doctor very informative and caring.
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My appointment took two and a half hours.
More than 1 year ago
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I had a great experience, she was very polite and detailed in everything that I needed help with. She was a little difficult to understand but that's not big deal. She was also on her phone often when I would bein the middle of a conversation with her but I do that too so I don't blame her.
More than 1 year ago
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I loved my visit with Dr Sandler! She is very caring and specific
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She is very thorough. She will check everything.
More than 1 year ago
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Great visit. Dr. Sander and her team are pleasant and professional. Highly recommend.
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they over book and you have to wait a long time
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Excellent doctor
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My visit at Dr Bella Sandler was very pleasant and easygoing. I felt very comfortable and pleased with the way I was treated. Anya was especially kind to me and very helpful with filling out the necessary paperwork. She was very professional but also friendly and welcoming.
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I waited about 5 minutes, everyone was very professional. I feel really comfortable with Dr. Sandler. I definitely recommend this office.
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Dr. Sandler always takes whatever time is needed, is always courteous, informative and generally wonderful.
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After a long search on the internet I finally found the medical office I’m completely satisfied with. Dr. Sandler impressed me with her professionalism, she is always on point and very polite. The work of the front desk was well-organized andit was a pleasure communicating with the staff. I would highly recommend this office to my friends. P.S. Many thanks to sweetheart Anya, for handling my 100+ questions so patiently and professionally.
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Bella Sansler is a wonderful Doctor , very professional and organized. I would recommend her office, I also want to thank her office workers , especially Anna B., for coordination and helpful approach.
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The staff was very friendly, receptionists were very welcoming and kind. Explained everything in details about my analysis and insurance. Mrs.Sandler is professional and a nice person. Would recommend this office to my friends.
More than 1 year ago
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Finally, a primary care physician I enjoy seeing, a nice office with nice staff and Dr. Sandler was kind and attentive and knew what she was talking about
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Bella Sandler was my primary care physician for over two years but--today--I switched as her receptionist literally and without exaggeration assaulted me over a billing dispute. The dark-haired, 20-something Russian lady who works as Dr.Sandler's assistant refused to give me her name when I asked for it as I wanted to speak with Dr. Sandler about the unbelievably rude way I was treated. So when I took a picture of her to make sure I could show the doctor the correct person, this young lady lost her mind. She grabbed and crumpled the papers I was holding and tried to yank them out of my hand, then came from around the desk and physically pushed me to thedoor of the office. All over a silly misunderstanding of billing that didn't need to escalate. She then called me twice on my cell phone as I walked home saying she was going to report me to the police for sexual harassment. I said go ahead. My same-sex male partner of 12 years would be surprised to hear I had sexually harassed a woman. I spoke with the doctor about the inexcusable physical touching today and, although she is very nice, I didn't get the impression she would discipline her receptionist at all as she made excuses about how the receptionist was "probably scared" and "has never done this before". So although I like Dr. Sandler (in spite of her being perpetually late in getting through her patients), I have been forced to switch providers as I don't want someone with such anger issues as her assistant privy to my private information. I wouldn't advise using this office unless you're Russian as everyone who works here is. Perhaps it's a culture thing but in the USA, count yourself lucky I'm not suing that she laid hands on me.
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She is a nice doctor
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