University of Utah Health
The addition of Gordon MIlls, DNP, APRN, FNP-C as a member of the medical staff at Mountain West Medical Center is part of the broader affiliation strategy with the University of Utah Health. Gordon specializes in general cardiology.
Gordon Mills, DNP, FNP-C is an AANP board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He has twenty years of nursing experience. It was in the thoracic ICU that he first developed his passion for cardiopulmonary patients and their complex health problems. He became an expert in caring for post-op open heart surgery, mechanical heart device, and heart failure patients. While working in the ICU, Gordon found his second passion in healthcare: flight nursing. He has been a flight nurse for 15 years, caring for a variety of patients including those suffering from trauma and critical medical/surgical problems. He has also worked in the cardiac catheterization lab assisting with cardiac catheter procedures, pacemaker placement, and vascular diseases.
Gordon graduated from the University Of Utah College Of Nursing with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2017. His doctoral project examined the prevalence of suicide risk factors among EMS providers in Utah. This data has been used to direct policy, garner administrative support, and acquire financial resources to prevent suicide among Utah first responders. Through this project and other experiences, he has developed a desire to help those suffering from mental illness and suicidal ideations.
General Cardiology Conditions Diagnosed and Treated:
- Aortic Dissections
- Aortic Stenosis
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Atrial Flutter
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Fainting (Syncope)
- Heart Attack
- Heart Disease
- Heart Failure
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- PCI/Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
- Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)
Gordon Mills' Education and Training:
- Dixie State College of Nursing, St. George, UT - Bachelor's of Nursing
- University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT - Family Nurse Practitioner
- Board Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner