Nancy C. Hilles

Nancy C. Hilles, FNP-C

Nancy Hilles is a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner at Heart Center Cardiology. Nancy received her BSN from Portland’s OHSU in 1971. She received a Masters in Nursing in 1976, and in 1997 finished her post-masters work needed to be licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Nancy’s job with Heart Center Cardiology is instrumental, providing patients with an understanding of their disease, their needed care and treatment. She counsels patients on diet, pharmacological (medicines) therapy and the side effects they might expect.

Like her colleagues at Heart Center Cardiology, Nancy works to establish a true relationship with her patients so that they feel comfortable calling her with concerns and issues. According to Nancy, “It is particularly important with cardiac patients to spend the time needed to cover all aspects of appropriate care. Empathy and understanding are imperative!”

Nancy believes that respecting the patient is a must in helping them take control of their lives, despite their illness. Nancy notes that in years past, patients were not always treated as participants in their own care. At Heart Center Cardiology, the patient is included in the planning of their care and treatment.

When Nancy is not working, she enjoys “anything outside, including hiking, biking, and skiing.” A Bend resident since 1976, Nancy can be found in the mountains summer or winter, often accompanied by her two grown children.
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