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
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4.9 out of 5 (75 Ratings, 13 Comments)

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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
100

03/17/2015
she is just like a friend
Providence Health & Services Patient
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03/15/2015
Marion Hodges is an excellent physician and a lovely person. I feel fortunate to have her as my primary care Doc.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/17/2015
good listener. easy to communicat with
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/11/2015
Been seeing Dr Hodges for over 15 years. Trust her completely with my care
Providence Health & Services Patient
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01/14/2015
Marian Hodges and her staff are the BEST !!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/23/2014
I am the patient's health care representative. My mother has dementia, and Dr. Hodges has been very responsive and helpful with any issues and questions that arise. She has taken the time to talk with both my sister and I about Mom's condition. When I have emailed questions, she responds in a timely mannner and encourages us to keep her updated on how Mom's doing. She's great!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/21/2014
Dr. Hodges is outstanding. I love seeing her. She listens to me and explains things to me in words I can understand.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
NO BAD EXPERIENCES TO REPORT!
Providence Health & Services Patient
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09/17/2014
[...] My provider is great.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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08/27/2014
Dr. Hodges has alway treated me with respect and been very sensitive to my needs. She is a kind and caring physican and takes excellent care of me. I am so grateful to have her as my physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient