Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Hodges is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she majored in religion. After college she studied theology and ethics at Cambridge University in England as a Reynolds Scholar before embarking on her medical training.

Dr. Hodges joined Providence Health & Services in 1992 as assistant director of medical education at Providence Portland Medical Center. She continues to lead educational programs for internal medicine residents in geriatric medicine, medical ethics and palliative medicine.

In 2005, she joined the staff of Providence Center for Health Care Ethics on a part-time basis as a physician-ethicist to deepen her focus on ethics and palliative medicine education. She also expanded her teaching to include Core Curriculum on ethical issues at the end-of-life and cross-cultural issues.

Dr. Hodges has a part-time private practice where she sees primarily older patients. In 2011, she received a grant to work on a tool to support families of patients with dementia. She received a second grant in 2013 to design an educational program in dementia for employed caregivers. In 2014, she accepted the position of the Bain Chair of Geriatric Medicine and regional medical director for geriatrics for Providence in Oregon. Dr. Hodges also sits on the Oregon Region Community Ministry Board, Providence Health & Services.

Dr. Hodges studied medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, and completed postgraduate studies in theology and ethics at Wolfson College, Cambridge, England. She received a master’s in public health degree with focus on medical ethics from the University of Washington, and a certificate in health care ethics from the University of Washington and Oregon Health & Science University. She received a certificate in palliative care from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Hodges is currently board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Education

Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship (geriatrics): University of Washington/Portland VA Medical Center
Board certification: Internal medicine, geriatric medicine.
Additional postgraduate training: Master of Public Health (MPH) with emphasis on medical ethics, University of Washington (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar)

Languages
  • English
  • French

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-7751

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Hospice and palliative medicine
  • Internal medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

5 out of 5 (72 Ratings, 20 Comments)

100

03/27/2016
No bad experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2016
Dr. Hodges is the best and I am so grateful she is my primary physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/03/2016
Dr. Hodges cares deeply for her patients.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/01/2016
I tried to access, an on call RN, on a Sunday and the RN never returned my call. Even though I called several times.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/28/2016
This was my initial visit with Dr. Hodges who is my new PCP. She gave me an hour to "become acquainted - to get to know me as a person." Her attentive listening was outstanding. I know her care for me will be based on this invaluable exchange.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/25/2016
I am very happy with Dr. Hodges and her staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/17/2016
Excellent care & experiences always.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

01/30/2016
I had all the time I needed to ask questions and felt I was heard.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2016
Dr. Hodges is the best! I feel she is the core member of my 'health team.' Her concern for my health is genuine, and the longer I know her, the more convinced I am that her very presence in my life contributes in a positive way to my general health. I feel very lucky to be her patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/21/2016
I have never had Medical care where I felt listened to as well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/20/2016
I have never had a bad experience with my Doctor. She is probably the best Dr. I have ever had.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/03/2015
Dr. Hodges is always helpful and well informed concerning my issues. I feel like I am getting excellent care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/16/2015
Dr. Marian Hodges is one of the most patient, kind and compassionate doctors I have ever had. She spends a great deal of time really listening, and never makes me feel as though she is in a hurry.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/04/2015
Dr. Hodges listens and takes her time with solving my health issues,
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/18/2015
Dr. Hodges has always been a top notch physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/18/2015
Dr. Marian Hodges is an excellent doctor and I am grateful [...] that she is my doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/02/2015
Dr Hodges is a extremely good doctor...I can't say enough how much I have enjoyed having her for my doctor!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/26/2015
Dr. Hodges is an exceptional physician, well qualified to deal with us older specimens--I am 87 years young. She empathizes with her patients; listens carefully to their concerns; discusses options open to them for whatever; and follows up on what we should be doing!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/25/2015
Dr. Hodges is very knowledgeable and caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/12/2015
Getting through too the front office on the telephone is way too difficult. I was left on hold at least 20 minutes several times and it is a frustrating experience. front office staff is sometimes less than courteous.
Providence Health & Services Patient