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Essentia Health welcomes Barbara Clemens to Hackensack Clinic

Barbara Clemens, a family nurse practitioner, will join the Essentia Health-Hackensack Clinic in mid-February. She’ll see both adults and children.

Clemens began her career as a registered nurse and then became a nurse practitioner. She earned a nursing diploma from Broadlawns Polk County School of Nursing in Des Moines, Iowa, and trained as a family nurse practitioner at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, N.D.

Clemens is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

She will see patients Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To see her profile, go to and choose “Find a Medical Professional.”

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