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At Immaculate Heart Academy, the medical staff believes that a student's overall health contributes to her success in school. Services and support are provided to ensure the physical and emotional health of each student. Health services at IHA are provided by a New Jersey State Certified school nurse and our school physician, Dr. J.C. Mendler.
 
Students attending Immaculate Heart Academy must comply with the state requirements for immunizations, school attendance, and the school's policy for an annual physical examination each summer between June 1 and Labor Day. The Physical Exam Packet will be sent to you electronically in May and is also available by clicking here
 
The necessary forms, policies, and the physical exam packet are made available in the spring. Please click below for:
 
Healthcare Professionals

The school physician, Dr. J.C. Mendler, and certain healthcare professionals at Bergen Medical Associates have once again agreed to provide the annual physical examination for school and/or athletics if your insurance does not cover the required examination. The cost listed below includes a basic examination; it does not include the cost of blood work, immunizations, or other extras. If you choose to use any of the listed providers, please call as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Mendler (IHA school physician) - Appointment required; please identify yourself as a member of the IHA community. $50 for the basic physical. Dr. Mendler is available at Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck and HNH Fitness, Oradell. Call 201.833.3909 to make an appointment.

Bergen Medical Associates - $65 for non-insurance exam. Accepts many insurance programs and has multiple locations:

Anne Marie Finneran R.N., A.P.C.
201.391.0071
305 West Grand Ave.
Montvale, NJ 07645

Sabrina Tempesta, D.O.
201.967.8221
466 Old Hook Road, Suite #1
Emerson, NJ 07630

201.445.1660
1 West Ridgewood Ave, Suite #301
Paramus, NJ 07652

201.391.0071
305 West Grand Ave.
Montvale, NJ 07645

Veena Desai, M.D.
201.967.8221
466 Old Hook Road, Suite #1
Emerson, NJ 07630

201.445.1660
1 West Ridgewood Ave, Suite #301
Paramus, NJ 07652

Allen Griggs, D.O.
201.967.8221
466 Old Hook Road, Suite #1
Emerson, NJ 07630

201.445.1660
1 West Ridgewood Ave, Suite #301
Paramus, NJ 07652

201.391.0071
305 West Grand Ave.
Montvale, NJ 07645

Susan Flanzman, M.D.
201.445.1660
1 West Ridgewood Ave, Suite #301
Paramus, NJ 07652

Neeta Motiwala, M.D.
201.967.8221
466 Old Hook Road, Suite #1
Emerson, NJ 07630

201.445.1660
1 West Ridgewood Ave, Suite #301
Paramus, NJ 07652

Alan Briker, M.D.
201.967.8221
466 Old Hook Road, Suite #1
Emerson, NJ 07630


All athletes’ examinations must be performed by an appropriate health care professional who has completed the required professional development module on sudden cardiac death in student athletes.

If there are extenuating financial circumstances, please contact the school nurse immediately for information and assistance.

 
For more information, please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Patricia Conaton, C.S.N., R.N. at 201.445.6800, ext. 129 or at pconaton@ihanj.com
Trained Delegates for the emergency administration of epinephrine during the 2016-17 School Year are:
 
  • Erika Brennan
  • Lauren Glod-Wetzel
  • Sr. Carol Ann Lockwood
  • Cori Tucker
  • Corinne Fritzky
  • Tommi Paavola
  • Lauren Fitzgerald
  • Sarah Shutrop