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Dr. Alvarez

Founder of Tri-County Heart Institute

Tri-County Heart Institute is the home of Dr. Nitza I. Alvarez, a female Cardiologist, who is also an avid runner. She is keenly aware of the importance of staying active in order to maintain a satisfying quality of life. In her practice, Dr. Alvarez is devoted to ensuring that you receive the highest standard of cardiovascular care, and will work with you in prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease helping you to stay healthy and active.

At Tri-County Heart Institute, Dr. Alvarez and her staff are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive cardiac care, including management of cardiovascular diseases, heart rhythm, and other vascular problems.

Dr. Alvarez believes the care of your heart starts with prevention and that your cardiovascular problems should not limit you in staying active.

She maintains privileges at the following hospitals:

Rosario Alvarez

Rosario Alvarez

Nurse-Scribe
Kaylee Beesley

Kaylee Beesley

Clinical Coordinator
Brittany Elkins

Brittany Elkins

Chronic Care Management
Mechelle Everett

Mechelle Everett

Billing Manager
Angela Garcia

Angela Garcia

Medical Assistant
Charese Mitchell

Charese Mitchell

Patient Ambassador
Jessica Paulsson

Jessica Paulsson

Office Lead Trainer 
kay wilson

Kay Wilson

HR Consultant
ShelbieDHileman_APRN-BC

Shelbie Hileman, APRN-BC, DNP

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Shelbie D. Hileman

APRN-BC, DNP

Shelbie D. Hileman, APRN-BC, DNP began her medical certifications in 2012 as a certified nursing assistant for The Villages Regional Medical Center and didn’t stop there! Since then, she has earned her license as a Registered Nurse (RN), worked as a transplant & surgical nurse, and health educator.

She has worked closely with Dr. Alvarez and the Tri-County Heart Institute as a clinic RN since January of 2018 where she has specialized in hospital care, cardiac disease and treatment, and preventative cardiology. In 2020, she received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of Central Florida, and holds her board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is now welcoming new patients in both the Leesburg and Villages offices.

When she’s not working, Shelbie is an avid runner and music lover, and delights in spending her free time with her family, planning their next travel adventure.

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