CORVALLIS — Eric Fillmore, DNP, FNP-C, will begin to see patients in The Corvallis Clinic Internal Medicine Department in mid-September. To make an appointment, call 541-757-3757; to request an appointment online, go to New Patient Appointment Request.
As a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Dr. Fillmore provides for the primary care needs of adults. He treats chronic and complex conditions and has a special interest in diabetes and cardiovascular care, alternative pain management, preventive health, dermatological procedures and orthopedic injections.
Dr. Fillmore comes to The Clinic from Canyonlands Healthcare-Globe Clinic, in Globe, AZ, where he had practiced as a family nurse practitioner since 2015. He was also practice manager during his last year at Canyonlands.
He earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, in 2015, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University, in Salt Lake City, in 2010. He is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
During his RN career, before he earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Dr. Fillmore began to notice a common theme as he interacted with seriously ill patients: A frequent lack of a connection, of communication and trust, between patients and their providers. He recounts an instance when a woman at the end of her life, with tears in her eyes, expressed how grateful she was to him for just sitting and listening to her. “You see,” he recalled, “she had been in the hospital for two days, and I had been the first person to just listen, to just be present rather than try to examine her or in some way try to prepare her for her imminent end.”
It was such experiences that made him want to become a nurse practitioner and create a connection of trust with patients. “This experience (with this woman) early in my career is one that I will never forget and one that I try to let guide me as I interact with my patients on a daily basis.” Note: To read his full, personal account of this experience, download Patient.
In addition to being a good listener, he said his patients would describe him as “easy going” and “conscientious.”
Outside of his practice, he enjoys traveling and exploring new places, along with hiking, road cycling, mountain biking, and the outdoors in general. “I am somewhat of a backyard mechanic and enjoy building cars, trucks, and anything that goes fast.”
The Corvallis Clinic, an independent, physician-led medical group, is a comprehensive multi-specialty organization, serving Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified physicians and advanced clinical professionals in 27 specialties at 10 area locations. As the fourth-largest area employer, The Clinic has 600 employees.