Dr. Scott Hodges, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Age 64
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Dr. Scott Hodges, DO
Scott Hodges is a native of North Carolina who came to the Chattanooga area to attend Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology. He went on to graduate Cum Laude from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Hodges served his Internship at Tulsa Regional Medical Center where he was awarded Intern of the year in 1993. He completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Hodges served our country in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Major. Then it was back to medicine, and a Fellowship in Spine Surgery at Loyola University of Chicago. He finished his training at Hinsdale Hospital in Illinois. In 1994, Dr. Hodges returned to Chattanooga, setting up his private practice with the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. Dr. Hodges has authored numerous articles for publication, and participated in leading research projects.

McCallie Office

2415 McCallie Ave

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 624-2696

Dr. Scott Hodges, DO

Dr. Scott Hodges, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

"I enjoy so many aspects of my job. But, one of the most rewarding is in conducting research projects that lead to efforts that will accelerate the healing process for the patients we serve." – Dr. Scott Hodges
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Dr. Hodges' Experience

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 Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Southern Adventist University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Health Science College Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Tulsa Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Doctors Hosp-Ohio State University Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Loyola University Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hodges has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hodges' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hodges to family and friends
based on 57 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Hodges Says:

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Dr. Hodges' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Hodges is kind, thorough and took the time to explain my back issues and suggest solutions. I highly recommend him. Susan
in Cleveland , Tenn |
Straight forward in his approach to your problem. He does not leave you guessing.
in Cleveland TN |
Dr Hodges is exceptionally kind, courteous, and caring and professional. I am well pleased with him and all the staff at Center for Sports Medicine. I would certain recommend him to anyone.
in Dayton, TN |
He is an amazing doctor! I will always recommend him to everyone with back or neck issues. I had a total disc replacement the beginning of this month. I woke up and was 100% better. I could not have had a better surgeon. His staff is just as compassionate and caring as he is.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr Hodges's treatment gave me relief from huge pain. I was on sevior pain and it was unbearable. I would strongly recommend Dr Hodges's for back pain treatment.
Soddy Daisy |
I was in extreme pain from 3 herniated discs and Dr. Hodges did surgery the next day and the pain is gone.
in Chattanooga TN |
We met with Dr Hodges's yesterday. He spent 30 minutes with us explaining the severity of my husbands spinal condition. He showed a lot of compassion for his health and answered all of our questions without rushing us. He has a CT scan and then surgery within a week. Very thankful we chose Dr Hodges's.
in Dunlap, TN 37327 |
Dr. Hodges is one of the best orthopeadic doctors around he is consiterd and honest person that i have ever delt with. he really wonts to make sure that his patients get well he go out of his way to help them. i would recommend him to anybody that needs back surgery.he as done so for my husband and i. i do believe he saved my husband life .could not ash for a better doctor.
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in Cleveland, TN |
Did surgery on my back and when I continued to have back and hip pain he said I needed neck surgery. He did a 3 disk fusion on my neck and the pain in my back and leg is worse. The only thing the surgeries have done is taken away much of my mobility and range of motion. Pain is worse than before surgery. He will not touch me again.
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in Harrison Tn |
When first meeting Dr. Hodges,he took the time to listen and address my concerns.....and after seeing my X-ray took all steps to get me admitted and surgery done asap as soon as mri came back ...Dr Hodges made a bad situation better and he would be my first choice.
Thank you for taking the time to review us, Brent.
in Cleveland TN |
Dr Hodges has performed three surgeries on me. Two on my lower back and the most recent on my neck. Anyone who has back problems will receive excellent care from and his staff from beginning to end. I have recommended him to three family members whom he has helped in making their lives better with the surgery he did. His office staff and PAs are welcoming, helpful and ready to answer any questions a patient may have. I highly recommend Dr. Hodges as a physician and surgeon.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Cigna PPO
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