Medical Assistants


Francesca Tropeano

Medical Assistant

I went to the Stanford Brown School and worked as head medical assistant/inventory clerk/fixer of all things at a prestigeous ENT practice. I have worked at Gold Coast for almost 10 years. Gold Coast is not a run of the mill fertility clinic!

I love spending time with my family. My favorite vacation spot is camping on the beach in Montauk.




Theresa Rios

Medical Assistant

I went to Hunter Business School and I am a certified Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist. I have worked in the GYN field for 11 years and at Gold Coast for 7 as a Medical Assistant. My favorite vacation spot is anywhere with a beach. I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my family and friends. What's special about working at Gold Coast is how well everyone works together and truly cares about the patients. I would tell the patients they are in excellent hands, the care here is personalized and not your average fertility clinic.




Rafeena Abdul-Yacoob

Medical Assistant

What a great atmosphere to work in, calm, everyone has a great attitude and personality. It's a wonderful feeling coming to work and feel like with family.

I love watching movies and spending time with my family. Favorite vacation spot Jamaica on the beach!

I had a very hard time getting pregnant and lots of complications but I always knew I'll get pregnant…I was not going to give up on having a baby. Staying positive is great but sometimes very hard to do during this time. It's very sensitivity and emotional but you just have to keep faith and don't give up your dream -- "having a baby".



Michelle Pelaez

Medical Assistant

My work background is medical assistant but before I worked in the health field, I worked in sales.

What I find special about working at Gold Coast is that I can be a part of making a family complete. This gives me a great sense of fulfillment.

Gold Coast has a wonderful atmosphere, and the staff is basically my work family!

My favorite hobby is listening to music: Latin, R & B, soul, reggae. My favorite vacation spot is Puerto Rico.