Dr. Wallace Hodges, MD

Dr. Wallace Hodges, MD


Internal Medicine | Male | 73 years old

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Care Philosophy

Sir William Osler, MD taught "Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis." You tell me over 80% of what I need to know, so I listen. I find a few surprises on examination, so I do a complete exam. Tests add another 5-10% of the info, but that's not where to start. I don't delegate. I like to provide your care myself. It's fun. I don't delegate much to helpers. I do refer to specialists when we need their expertise.Read more

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Born and raised on the farm in Michigan. BA in French from Dartmouth College. MD from University of...Read more

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Dr. Hodges' Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
seattle, wa |
If you want a doc who listens, who respects your curiosity and who never rushes through an appointment, Dr. Hodges is for you. He clearly has decided that he loves practicing medicine and takes time to treat you as an individual. You will get a thoughtful response to all your questions and he will give you well-reasoned opinions. He does sometimes run late, but for the best reason in the world: he is giving every patient the amount of time needed.
in Kent, WA |
Dr Hodges has been my doctor for 25+ years. He is the best, most knowledgable and caring doctor. He loves to figure out your problem and will explain it in a way that you can understand. He takes all the time needed to get to know you which does happen with many doctors. Talking with other patients in the waiting room, some from distances as far as Tumwater, all say the same....he's the only doctor they would consider seeing which says it all. Thanks Dr Hodges.
in Spokane Valley |
I have seen DR.Hodge's for at least five years. He is the best doctor you could ever have, he always listen's and is very caring and understanding. Never hurries a patient through the appointment, that's why his paients usually have a wait to see him. It is worth every minute of the wait time if a patient is truly ill.He is like doctors use to be back in the day.Truly a hero!!!!! Thank you Dr. Hodges, Diane Fry
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Dr. Hodges says...

Born and raised on the farm in Michigan.  BA in French from Dartmouth College.  MD from University of Michigan.  2 years Army at Ft Leavenworth KS.  (You can call me Col. Hodges).  Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at University of Washington.  Deputy chief of Primary Care at USPHS Seattle.  6 years solo Internal Medicine at Providence Hospital.  26 years in Minor and James Clinic in Seattle.  Started current practice in Cabrini Tower in 2014.  Share with Robert  Olsen, MD,  Internal Medicine and PSYCHIATRY. 

Dr. Hodges' Care Philosophy

Sir William Osler, MD taught "Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis."  You tell me over 80% of what I need to know, so I listen.  I find a few surprises on examination, so I do a complete exam.  Tests add another 5-10% of the info, but that's not where to start.

I don't delegate.  I like to provide your care myself.  It's fun.    I don't delegate much to helpers.  I do refer to specialists when we need their expertise.

Dr. Hodges says...

Expertise in diagnosis and treatment (that's Internal Medicine), adolescent issues, issues and disease of aging.  Special expertise and interest in eating disorders.

Dr. Hodges says...

My skill set is thinking, not procedures.  Minor laceration repair, sprains, strains, splints, ingrown toenails, cryotherapy of skin lesions I can do, no real surgery.

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 Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Hodges has 1 board action

    What are board actions
    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (6/26/2014)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Washington

Board Certifications

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  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Syncope


  • Medical School
    University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1970

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1971

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1974

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 1977

  • Undergraduate School
    Dartmouth College

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Joint Injection
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Urinalysis