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Reception planned in Hackensack for retiring Dr. Bernier

Dr. Nicholas Bernier, family medicine, has seen many advancements in the field of medicine in his more than 30 years of practice. But the thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of a relationship with his patients. In some cases this extends to multiple generations in a family.

“I am grateful for the relationships I have developed with my patients over the many years,” Bernier said.

The community is invited to attend receptions being held in two of his most recent communities of practice:

Thursday, Dec. 20, from 1-4 p.m. at the Essentia Health-Hackensack Clinic; and Friday, Dec. 21, from 1-4 p.m. at the Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Pierz Clinic.

Enjoy cookies and refreshments and say goodbye to Bernier as he retires.

Barbara Clemens, registered nurse and certified nurse practicioner, will begin seeing patients in February at the Hackensack Clinic.

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