About Cara Dillinger


As a family nurse practitioner, Cara serves the healthcare needs of patients of all ages and has experience addressing a variety of health issues—from treating diabetes and hypertension to making sure children are up-to-date on their immunizations. In her free time, Cara likes to stay busy in her community. She's a member of the Bernie Chamber of Commerce, the owner of a fitness center (where she teaches spin class and bootcamp) and an elementary volleyball and cheer coach. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. Cara is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is also certified in BLS. She's a member of the American Nurses Association, the Missouri Nurses Association and the Heartland Advanced Practice Nurses Network.


Primary Care


Family Practice


Family Practice

Office Locations

810 North Walnut Street
Bernie, MO 63822    Maps & Directions
Phone: 573-293-5336



  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support


  • 2007, Southeast Missouri State University, BSN
  • 2012, University of Central Missouri, MSN, FNP

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Missouri Nurses Association
  • Heartland Advanced Practice Nurses Network

Publications & Research

  • HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) FY 2010 Funding Evaluation: Third Annual Report: April 1, 2010-May 1, 2011.