Health Quest Medical Practice opens new Highland location

The ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by Doctor William Heffernan and Doctor Barry Goldman. (Photo by Lauren Thomas)

Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) opened its newest healthcare center in Highland this past August. Located atop a hill on Route 299 between Highland and New Paltz, the 15,000-square-foot facility is a multispecialty office, housing more than ten providers who offer primary care, obstetrics, gynecology, cardiology and neurology. Patients may also schedule follow-up appointments at the site after surgery and there are on-site lab services for convenience.

Providers who see patients at HQMP Highland include Dr. Barry Goldman and Michele “Mickey” Goldman, who maintained a family practice on Forest Glen Road in New Paltz for 32 years before moving to the new facility. Dr. Barry Goldman offers primary care and Michele is a family nurse practitioner. Additional primary care physicians at the site include Dr. William Heffernan and Dr. Gurvinder Kaur, as well as family nurse practitioner Linda McKenna.


The Heart Center at the facility is staffed by cardiologists Dr. Benoit Bewley, Dr. Joseph Christiana and Dr. Ali Hammoud, who treat a wide variety of heart conditions from coronary artery disease to heart rhythm problems and heart failure. The Heart Center is an active research center evaluating therapies for heart disease and circulatory disorders. Patients have access to evidenced-based cardiovascular care and clinical research in addition to life-preserving surgical and endovascular interventions. Research by The Heart Center has received national attention from peer-reviewed journals.

Also in practice at the new HQMP site are certified nurse midwife Julie Denney and Dr. Donna Kasello, who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, and neurologist Dr. Janet Tamai.

“This new, upgraded facility offers convenience for our patients by bringing providers of different specialties under one roof,” says HQMP president Dr. Glenn Loomis. “Our approach is to offer excellent care to the community from high-quality providers and friendly staff. This facility will help us provide great, family-oriented care in a new, centralized location.”

HQMP invested more than $8 million in the project. Construction began in late October of 2017. To make way for the new building, Health Quest purchased the 5.6-acre property at 514-520 Route 299 in 2017. The site is a short distance from Lowe’s home improvement store.

Health Quest is a family of integrated nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and northwest Connecticut. Their focus is on providing talented physicians, state-of-the-art technology and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of service lines, including neurosciences, oncology, cardiovascular, women and children’s care and orthopedics. 

Health Quest has a network of locations throughout Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester counties in New York as well as western Connecticut, including four hospitals — Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Connecticut and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. They also offer multiple Health Quest Medical Practice primary care and specialty locations, two Urgent Care locations and affiliates including the Thompson House, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility on the Northern Dutchess Hospital campus, Health Quest Home Care and The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology services in the region.

For information about HQMP, visit or call (888) 525-HQMP (4767) or (800) 421-1220.