Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Hodges is a geriatrician who has spent her career loving the care of older adults and supporting their families. It has been her privilege to journey with them, help them, learn from them, and laugh with them. She has had a part-time practice since joining Providence and the internal medicine residency faculty at Providence Portland Medical Center in 1992. She currently balances that work with teaching young doctors geriatric medicine, and being medical director for the Providence Senior Health program in the Oregon region. 

Dr. Hodges has also worn other hats at Providence. In 2005, she joined the staff of Providence Center for Health Care Ethics on a part-time basis as 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. In 2011, she received a grant to work on a tool to support families of patients with dementia. That tool turned into a book, Help is Here: When someone you love has dementia, which she co-wrote with Anne Hill, JD, the daughter of one of her patients. In 2014, Dr. Hodges accepted the position of the Bain Chair of Geriatric Medicine for Providence in Oregon. In 2016, she was nationally honored by the Hastings Center Cunniff Dixon Physician award in recognition of her leadership in advancing the art of medicine for patients near the end of life and for their families. Dr Hodges also sits on the Oregon Region Community Ministry Board for Providence Health and Services.

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 studied medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, and completed an internal medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University. She received a master's degree in public health with a 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. Dr. Hodges is currently board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Education

Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency (internal medicine): Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship (geriatrics): University of Washington/Portland VA Medical Center

Languages
  • English
  • French

Care Locations

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

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Internal medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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5.0 out of 5 (66 Ratings, 23 Comments)

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10/27/2017
Dr. Hodges knows all my health issues, she's an excellent doctor, I so glad she is always there for me.
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10/20/2017
Dr. Hodges is always very present [...].
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09/27/2017
I appreciate Dr. Hodges. She listens carefully and thoughtfully. She is realistic about expectations. She provides a written summary of the visit.
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09/01/2017
Provider teaches interns so she is hard to reach sometimes.
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08/23/2017
Dr . Marian Hodges has an on-going policy of accepting intern physicians and medical students to partake in patients' appointment sessions. She has to adjust to various personalities of her patients as well as these interns. She does an excellent and professional job, which reflects her decades of medical experience.
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06/21/2017
dr. Hodges is the most wonderful physician I have ever worked with. She treated my mother and as soon as I was old enough she accepted me on her panel. she is caring, competent, empathetic, warm and thorough. I have the honor of being one of her patients. Thank you.
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06/21/2017
Dr Hodges and her team are excellent care givers
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06/15/2017
Dr. Hodges is the best! Clear, attentive, knowledgeable always.
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06/07/2017
Always great.
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05/08/2017
She is ALWAYS attentive, & concerned regarding ALL of me. She is the best!! I never feel rushed and we are able to discuss all concerns and find solutions TOGETHER.
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04/03/2017
Fabulous Dr! Listens, answers questions thoroughly, very caring.
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04/03/2017
Dr. Hodges is the BEST - A good listener - very knowledgeable.
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03/01/2017
I consider Dr.Hodges one of the best blessings in my life. She and team are exceptional.
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02/10/2017
Dr. Houges is an unusual competent Dr.
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02/02/2017
Dr. Marian Hodges is very caring and thorough and thoughtful.
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02/01/2017
I LOVE Dr. Hodges! She really listens, she includes me in decisions. She respects me as an individual.
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01/25/2017
Dr. Hodges listens and responds appropriately. She follows-up on requests.
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01/23/2017
The doctor is terrific!
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11/29/2016
Dr. Hodges is an excellent listener and diagnostician (sp?).
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11/10/2016
My provider is the best! She is sensitive to my needs and pays attention to what's going on with me.
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11/07/2016
Good listener - good recommendations.
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10/28/2016
We were able to get an appointment because of a family referral. It is extremely difficult to find geriatricians in Portland. I have been looking for a doctor for 6 years. Dr. Hodges is great but getting in is VERY difficult. I would recommend it w/caution for the reason.
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10/18/2016
I REALLY like Dr. Hedges. She really listens and includes me in healthcare decisions!