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Cara M. Dillinger, FNP

Facilities SoutheastHEALTH Bernie Clinic
Groups Accepting First Option
Status Active
Undergraduate school Southeast Missouri State University, 2007
Masters school University of Central Missouri, 2012
  • American Nurses Association
  • Missouri Nurses Association
  • Heartland Advanced Practice Nurses Network
Board certification

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support


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.

Publications & Research

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