William Hills M.D., O.D.

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Faculty profile

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (479 Ratings, 171 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology


  • O.D., Pacific University, Forest Grove Oregon 1992
  • M.D., University of Nevada, Reno Nevada 2003
  • Residency:

    • Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University, 2007
  • Fellowship:

    • Neuro-ophthalmology, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, 2008 
  • Certifications:

    • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Dr. Hills received his B.S. in pre-medicine studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. He holds an O.D. from the Pacific University College of Optometry and an M.D. from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Hills completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Research interests include using neuro-ophthalmic findings to differentiate between Parkinsons disease and progressive supranuclear palsy, and detecting neuro-ophthalmic visual field defects in patients with Alzheimer-type dementia.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (479 Ratings, 171 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Yes Dr. Hills is very understanding, he listens to me and explains things to me that I can understand, he treats me like a real person and (INAUDIBLE).

  • Aug 01, 2019

    When I first came to Dr Hills, I was very ill with a rare condition. I was also a bit fearful about my future. Dr Hills is wonderful! I appreciated how knowledgeable he was about my condition and how he also was able to address my fears, never feeling rushed through an appointment. Though I never had the need to, I felt I could call him with any concern I had between appointments. I highly recommend this doctor. Joyce, who is Dr Hills’ assistant, is also wonderful.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Dr Hills is the best doctor I’ve ever had. He is attentive and passionate. He takes the time to address all your needs and follows through with his word. This doctor saved my life by helping diagnose a rare disease.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    The doctor was amazing.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    Dr. Hills was amazing. He was very personable. He explain things really well and he made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend him. He was probably one of the best doctors that I've seen recently. So I really really enjoyed my visit and he made me laugh.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    I wish Dr Hills could be cloned. He has a gentle, positive attitude. It’s worth the 1.5 hour drive. (We live in South Salem).

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Dr. Hills was warm, compasionate, extremely understanding and highly knowledgeable. He made me feel like the most important person of his day.

  • Jul 22, 2019

    Examination most informative and also updated on medical condition. Most satisfying.

  • Jul 20, 2019

    I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Hills. Really liked his demeanor, but there was an issue that I had to wait 1 hours to see him and I thought that was overly long. He apologized, but it would be nice to be able to figure out ways so patients don't have to wait an hour to see....I thankfully brought a book, but wasn't happy about having to wait an hour in his room for him to see me. I did feel wonderful about his skills and abilities and his nurse, [Name]

  • Jul 12, 2019

    He was very complete. Spend a lot of time with me. Explains things extremely well. I was pleased with what he put on my glasses for double vision. He did a lot of lab work. Got the results within 24 hours. Further he sent me a note saying he'll talk to me next week. I'm very pleased.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Dr. Hills and his staff are very thorough, friendly and seem to stay reasonably on schedule.Dr. Hills takes takes time to throughly answer my questions and share images with me from an excellent teaching perspective which he knows I prefer to understand thoroughly how MS may be affecting my vision and what would likely be a result of my age.Very happy with his care and trust him...,a very important component in health care.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    We had an excellent visit with the doctor and we are very satisfied with the service. It was very professional and very informational and we would like to recommend the service to anyone.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Wonderful doctor! Very knowledgeable, explains things well, and very kind and considerate.

  • Jul 02, 2019

    Dr Hills spent a lot of time explaining my issues and what to do next. I really appreciated his kindness and patience with me and answering all my questions.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    Dr Hills is a very kind and considerate person. He was very knowledgeable regarding my eye problem and thoroughly explained his prognosis. He carefully listened to and responded to my questions and concerns.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    He's an excellent physician and I enjoyed seeing him.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Dr. Hills is professional and has a human approach to care. He reviews your record/ history before the visit and has a plan. He actually listens AND incorporates your input into consideration. He is very determined to provide the best outcome and I trust him with my health. He is a team player who values his working relationships within a well coordinated staff.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    I thought Dr. Hill explained everything very well about what has been going one with my eye sight since last October 23rd 2018. Then finding out that my eyes have been slowly deuterating most of my life.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Dr Hills was awesome. The wait was long. I was at the facility for 3.5 hrs.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Dr. Hills is always friendly, always nice. Very great at explaining every little detail to you.

  • Jun 09, 2019

    Dr. Hills is an amazing physician. I just wish all other doctors were as thorough, thoughtful and knowledgeable as he is about so many things. We would definitely recommend him to anyone.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    so good

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Dr. Hills is extremely professional, and is very determined to solve any problems a patient might have. He's very resourceful, very intelligent, and absolutely fantastic, he's one of the best doctors I've ever heard of in my life.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Dr Hills was very patient with our anxious daughter. He joined in our silly games so we could get the testing done that we needed.

  • May 23, 2019

    I said he was very friendly and very confidently seem to have gathered a lot of information about my vision that I was there to see him. And also yes, I will definitely be recommend them. I thought he was highly professional.

  • May 18, 2019

    I thought Dr. Hills was extremely knowledgeable. He was very personable. It was really great to talk to a doctor who sat and explained things to you in a way that you could understand. He showed me on the computer how things ... like what was going on. Very very impressed ... very impressed with the whole procedure there and the lady who took the test ... I mean gave the test. So I thought all all of the personnel there were very very good and I thought Dr. Hills was just a wonderful doctor.

  • May 16, 2019

    I had an excellent appointment felt very well taken care of. Thank you.

  • May 14, 2019

    An excellent physician with amazing bedside manners. Takes his time to answer all your questions explaining the diagnosis, workup and treatment options. I can only understand why he is delayed as he does not rush any patients. As much as I loved him as a provider, my only comment is that I wish I did not have to wait so long. After working with tech in the initial part of appt doing telemetry and basic vision testing, it took about an hour of a wait before I could see him. Again this would not dissuade me from seeing him in the future, but it is hard to make over three hours available for an appointment.

  • May 13, 2019

    He gave some good ideas to use at home

  • May 13, 2019

    Very professional and personable. He was late to our appointment, apparently because he was giving exceptional care to the previous patient.

  • May 09, 2019

    Excellent care

  • May 09, 2019

    Dr. Hills was amazing. He listened to all of the concerns and was very compassionate. He couldn't have been better!

  • May 09, 2019

    This was my 3rd visit with Dr Hills, as he continues to keep informed of my very rare neurological disease, recently diagnosed by him. He does a great job of explaining the results of tests taken that day, comparisons with previous tests, possibilities on the path ahead. I feel he is thorough and clear in his explanations.

  • May 05, 2019

    I was suffering from 3rd cranial=nerve palsy, a visually disorienting disorder and occipital neuralgia, a very painful (headaches) affliction. I was referred to him regarding the palsy, for which he was able to see me within two days. When, during my Initial visit, he learned I would have to wait six weeks to get treatment for the occipital neuralgia, he undertook treatment of both disease conditions. His treatment helped bridge the gap, waiting more than 5 weeks to find a doctor to address my neuralgia.

  • May 05, 2019

    Dr. Hills was one of the loveliest providers I have ever been examined by. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends and family. He is lovely, very caring, very interested in his patients. His demeanor is pleasant, professional, friendly and he is the type of doctor that anyone would like to be seen by. He is a great asset to Casey Eye Institute. One of the best.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Provider was very professional explain things well and was very thorough.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Yes, I saw Dr. Hills. He was absolutely wonderful. I felt that he answered all my questions and I would definitely recommend him to anybody.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    He was excellent. I haven't, you know, I haven't met any doctor like him. You know, I really liked him; he was so nice.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Dr. Hills is exceptional. He has made my life better so that I don’t see double! Thank you so much!

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Dr. Hills is extremely competent and thorough, he saw me under extreme circumstances and continues to see me as I have had cataracts surgery now to help diminish some of the problem and he is working with me in a very professional way that I appreciate.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Hills is excellent and always takes time to understand the issues with me as a patient.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Dr. Hills and Joyce are wonderful medical providers who made me feel very comfortable while at the Casey Eye Institute. I have complete trust and confidence in their handling of my eye healthcare. In fact, the entire staff at Casey, from the concierge, to check-in to check-out were professional and helpful - a very well-run organization.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    The whole experience at facility was excellent from the moment we walked in the reception. We were given at the first reception desk in the section. Second reception desk was very professional the nurse that helped us initially was outstanding and Dr. William Hills was very professional and very knowledgeable. It was one of our best medical experiences we've ever had.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    Dr Hills was knowledgeable on my case. He tested me then discussed my condition even reviewing my MRI results. He listened and provided me with a path forward. I am satisfied that we have more option if what I am doing doesn't pan out.

  • Apr 08, 2019

    This provider recognized unusual signs and symptoms that I called to report over the phone, and he had me come in that day. I was seen immediately. I had excellent care from every single person I encountered, from check into medical assisting to the physicians, and then he directly admitted me to the hospital for the acute care that I needed. I really appreciate that he didn't put off my complaints, then have me call my primary or wait until tomorrow for a situation that was kind of significant and I just really really appreciate his attentiveness.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    I have gone to Dr. Hills for years. I have such faith in his abilities to treat my condition that, albeit I have moved up to Washington State, I still make the drive to Portland to receive my treatment from him, vs finding a new provider.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    My husband and I were very surprised at how approachable and personable Dr Hills and his associates were. He explained his findings and position in going forward. It was a good visit.

  • Apr 01, 2019

    Hi, this is [Name] and Dr. Hill was an excellent doctor. He was very professional. He answered all questions and insisting that if there's anything that we needed to call him. He was very honest and I really appreciated him and he was very kind and professional. Thank you, and I would recommend him to anybody. Thanks a lot. Bye.

  • Apr 01, 2019

    I saw Dr. Hills on Friday for a visit. Excellent doctor, excellent rapport with my husband and me and I'm.... I was the patient and just very empathetic and knowledgeable and could speak in an informative and gave us information that we could understand.

  • Mar 30, 2019

    Dr. Hill very knowlegeable/professional. Impressed

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