Helen Naegle, FNP-C, CNS

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Helen Naegle, FNP-C, CNS

Personal Biography:

Helen Naegle is an ANCC board-certified family nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology. Prior to joining Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute, Helen worked in internal medicine in Salem for five years.

Away from the office, Helen enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. An avid outdoorswoman, she enjoys the many activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer including running, biking, kayaking and camping, as well as traveling and cooking. A native of the mid-Willamette Valley, Helen enjoys working in her home community.

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor's degree: Oregon State University
Master's degree: University of San Francisco



  • Cardiology
    Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes diagnosis and treatment of cardiac birth defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and arrhythmias. Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called cardiologists.