Dr. Linda Hodges, DO

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Obesity Medicine | Female

Mercy Pulmonology Clinic 788 8th Ave SE Ste 200 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Get Directions
Dr. Linda Hodges, DO
Exceptional Health & Weight Loss Solutions was born out of Dr. Linda Hodges' passion for weight loss medicine and fitness. She believes every patient deserves optimal health, not just the absence of disease. Her positive approach to medicine puts wellness and preventative care at the forefront, rather than having it take a back seat to disease treatment and medication management.Approachable, informal and non-judgmental, Dr. Hodges is a Doctor of Osteopathy with several years' experience administering medically supervised weight loss programs. Dr. Hodges focuses primarily on eating real food, obtained and prepared as naturally as possible. However, she also is quite aware that people live very busy lives and her recommendations always consider the patient's lifestyle.For instance, patients have the option to use meal replacements to induce weight loss while learning to incorporate real food into their lifestyle. Ultimately, Dr. Hodges understands that you cannot be on meal replacements forever so her final goal is to teach you to build real food into your everyday life.Dr. Hodges graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, completing her internship and residency in Internal Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. She also completed a Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Iowa. In 2015, Dr. Hodges decided to obtain her board certification in Obesity Medicine from the American Board of Obesity Medicine and plans to focus exclusively on physician assisted weight loss and obesity medicine in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area.A Missouri native, Dr. Hodges married into an Iowa family and resides just outside of Cedar Rapids. She and her husband have two children.

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Our mission is to provide compassionate, individualized, collaborative care to patients that struggle with weight issues that result in compromised health, and to promote overall wellness by encouraging lifestyle changes that are sustainable and result in optimal success.

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Mercy Pulmonology Clinic788 8th Ave SE Ste 200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Dr. Hodges' Performance
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    EXCELLENT
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    Under 10 minutes
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Exceptional doctor and exceptional person! Very knowledgeable. Very kind. Great sense of humor.
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Exceptional Health & Weight Loss Solutions was born out of Dr. Linda Hodges' passion for weight loss medicine and fitness. She believes every patient deserves optimal health, not just the absence of disease. Her positive approach to medicine puts wellness and preventative care at the forefront, rather than having it take a back seat to disease treatment and medication management.Approachable, informal and non-judgmental, Dr. Hodges is a Doctor of Osteopathy with several years' experience administering medically supervised weight loss programs. Dr. Hodges focuses primarily on eating real food, obtained and prepared as naturally as possible. However, she also is quite aware that people live very busy lives and her recommendations always consider the patient's lifestyle.For instance, patients have the option to use meal replacements to induce weight loss while learning to incorporate real food into their lifestyle. Ultimately, Dr. Hodges understands that you cannot be on meal replacements forever so her final goal is to teach you to build real food into your everyday life.Dr. Hodges graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, completing her internship and residency in Internal Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. She also completed a Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Iowa. In 2015, Dr. Hodges decided to obtain her board certification in Obesity Medicine from the American Board of Obesity Medicine and plans to focus exclusively on physician assisted weight loss and obesity medicine in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area.A Missouri native, Dr. Hodges married into an Iowa family and resides just outside of Cedar Rapids. She and her husband have two children.

Dr. Hodges' Care Philosophy

Our mission is to provide compassionate, individualized, collaborative care to patients that struggle with weight issues that result in compromised health, and to promote overall wellness by encouraging lifestyle changes that are sustainable and result in optimal success.

Dr. Hodges says...

In addition to obesity and weight management, I perform body-contouring using the innovative SculpSure device - the world's first hyperthermic laser for stubborn fat removal.  

Dr. Hodges' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Obesity Medicine
  •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Generalized Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity

Education

  • Medical School
    A T Sill U Hlth Sci Kirksville Coll Osteo Med

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Northeast Regl Med Ctr

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Northeast Regl Med Ctr

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Truman State University

    Graduated in 1999

  • Other Education
    Diplomate Of The American Board Of Obesity Medicine

    Completed in 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Obesity Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Body Fat Analysis
  • SculpSure Laser Treatment