Vera Pillitteri, DNP, FNP-BC Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Vera Pillitteri, DNP, is a nurse practitioner at National Jewish Health. Ms. Pillitteri is in the Division of Cardiology. Family Nurse Practitioner Division of Cardiology Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars 85 Patient Ratings 15 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Cardiology Programs Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology (Adult) Pulmonary Hypertension Program Specialties & Conditions Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Special Interests Very early in my nursing career, I became interested in the vast and ever-changing field of cardiology. I was intrigued by the complexity of arrhythmias and cardiovascular disease and was determined to make a difference in the lives of those it directly and indirectly affects. As my career in nursing progressed to an advanced practice provider role, I wanted to focus on prevention and improving quality of life for those impacted by a variety of cardiovascular conditions. As part of my doctoral research, I stepped out of my cardiology comfort zone to focus on improving screening processes for diabetes in an effort to minimize the cardiovascular complications related to the disease. Although my research did not invoke any new innovations in diabetes research or screening processes, it did heighten my awareness into the challenges associated with both cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and their relationship to each other. While my focus is no longer primarily on diabetes, I enjoy sharing the key points of my research with patients and providers alike. Education Education 2014 - 2017 University of Northern Colorado, Doctor of Nursing Practice 2005 - 2007 University of Colorado, Nursing Science Board Certification 2018: ANCC Professional Memberships American Nurses Association Ask a Question through MyChart Sign in to your MyChart account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.9 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.9 Amount of time spent with you 4.9 Provider included you in decisions 4.9 Confidence in your doctor 4.9 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.9 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Vera listened to me very carefully and made good su National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Vera is an excellent PA and discusses my tests and progress so that I understand completely the status of my condition. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Vera Pillitteri provided an outstanding orientation to PAH tuned to my situation. The presentation was organized, thorough, and detailed. She was extremely patient and willing to answer all my questions. I left feeling fully prepared to try out the recommended course of treatment. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Caregiver was very knowledgeable! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Vera is the best,couldn't ask for better National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 I am very comfortable with Vera Pillitteri's medical care both in the office and during telecare. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Vera did an excellent job explaining the disease I have to me in a way that made it understandable to me . I really appreciate the time she spent with me to explain everything. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 The doctors & staff all listen very well & explain everything to the finest detail. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 I feel very trusting & safe National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 Very good ,I am part of the team National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2021 Excellent appointment , she managed to convince me to use my inhalers more often . show more National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Great,Vera listens and includes me in her decision process,other issues involved National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Good. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Vera is great to work with! She listens, she cares, she explains everything well, and she's encouraging regarding getting me back to optimal health. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 *Vera has always been very good with discussing test results in language I can understand. She is pleasant and professional.