William Hills M.D., O.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Associate professor of ophthalmology

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (461 Ratings, 154 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 (461 Ratings, 154 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

  • May 13, 2019

    He gave some good ideas to use at home

  • May 09, 2019

    Excellent care

  • 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

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Dr. Hills, neuro-ophthalmologist, is one of the most thorough, thoughtful, and professional specialists I’ve ever experienced.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    I am so greatful to be seen by an expert in their field. Thank you so much.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Dr. Hills is always amazing. He takes his time with my daughter and takes time with my husband and I to make sure we feel well informed and comfortable with our visits.

  • Mar 25, 2019

    I really enjoyed his bed side manner. He was very personable. He paid attention to what I had to say, responded, and I appreciate that from him, and that's essentially it. Thank you.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr. Hills is an amazing physician! Extremely knowledgeable and so caring of his patients!

  • Mar 14, 2019

    I have been chasing this problem for over 2 years, and I finally got into this doctor, and I am amazed that he was able to make me feel amazing about what's going on, and that I'm not crazy for the first time. So, I give him a 10 all the way around.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    He was very personable and took time to answer my questions as well as teach others.

  • Mar 10, 2019

    He was thorough, he was kind, he was on time, he indicated extensive knowledge of the subject, and received me most graciously. Thank you.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Dr. Hill was very professional, also easy to talk too. I appreciated the time taken to explain the steps needed to make this next phase of the ongoing process of dealing with Parkinsons Disease

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Hills was...was on time. He was extremely professional. Very courteous, very personable, very easy to talk to and clearly very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to...to anyone in need of his services.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    He is really fantastic

  • Mar 03, 2019

    My visits to Dr. Hills are always very positive. I have a lot of confidence in him as a doctor and that's rare these days.

  • Mar 01, 2019

    Dr. Hills has so very positive, good natured and gave me information that I needed plus answered every question and helped us understand my challenges with my brain and my optic nerves in a way that I feel like I understand very well. He's an excellent doctor and so upbeat that he makes you feel so good being there in his presence and we really appreciate him, and Joyce as well. Thank you.

  • Feb 20, 2019

    [Name] My experience with Dr. Hills has always been exceptional, really like him and in it it provides every answer to any question I might have and is very thorough.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Dr. Hills is amazing, the front staff is a little bit rude, but once you get back in the back everybody else is wonderful and the check out people are wonderful. I love everyone in the back. They are all professional and knowledgeable and I would absolutely go back there again.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Yeah, it was very informative. You need....did a great job.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    Dr. Wm. Hills is totally a breath of fresh air! As my "specialist" provider for this particular medical issue, he is a pleasure to have in attendance. Truly appreciate his thorough explanation, no hesitation to fully listen, then give complete answers, drawing from clearly extensive knowledge - all with patience, kindness and big smiles. He's a rare, welcoming doctor; visits nearly a joy; he attains calm, even in fearful "moments" of high stress! Dr. Hills is a treasure. At 75, seen multiple physicians in my many years. No question, Dr. Hills is absolutely a "best" I totally trust!!!

  • Feb 10, 2019

    I... am 80 years old. And I have Parkinson's disease. And I have very real bad vision right now. And I found the experience fine, but, I... felt like I got so much information and so fast that I couldn't quite absorb it all. That's about it. Thank you.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Dr. Hills is an amazing physician! He is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and really shows concern for his patients. He’s also very thorough and doesn’t leave any stone unturned. I am so fortunate to have him as my doctor.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    All the staff were wonderful. The doctor was really good. They seem to care how things went for me. They were very thorough and I just I can't say enough good about the way they were really really great and I appreciate everything that they did for me.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    I found Dr. Hills to be the best doctor that I have ever visited. He was so gentle and kind and understanding of his patient. He had excellent assistance working with him that we're we're also very thorough and understanding and it was a very very positive experience.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Very pleasant and thorough

  • Feb 02, 2019

    Dr. Hills was extremely knowledgeable and had a very calming tone of voice. These were the type of answers and an excellent delivery by a medical doctor.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Dr. Hills was the best doctor that I've seen in a long time. He was very thorough. He was very understanding. He did not rush me and he didn't make me feel embarrassed for asking certain questions. It's my pleasure to be able to have him as my doctor.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    He was very thorough, very understanding, very knowledgeable. I'm very happy with our appointment and he is a fantastic doctor. Thanks.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    He was very patient explaining everything. He did a good job teaching the two ladies with him. Very friendly and did not talk over me

  • Jan 30, 2019

    He is incredible, as well as his staff, Joyce is awesome. They are extremely professional and you know they care. This time he was a bit rushed so I will make my appointments in the afternoon, but other wise the visit was incredible.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    Dr.Hill is caring and competent!

  • Jan 27, 2019

    My name is [Name] I would like to say about Dr. Hills, that he's the type of doctor that is caring and compassionate, takes the time to explain exactly what it is that's going on with the deterioration, the glaucoma that I have in my eye that I've been diagnosed with. He takes the time to answer questions and comments of feedback, and you know, he's just ... he's a great doctor and I really appreciate the opportunity to be able to go up there and have that experience to be able to sit down with him, such great expertise and experience that he has. I'm very grateful. He's a wonderful physician.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Dr Hills has helped me navigate through all kind of eye issues with great personal concern and highly professional conduct.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Dr was well prepared (had reviewed my chart the night before appt). He communicated well and was extremely knowledgeable. And he seemed like a nice guy.

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