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Dr. Natalie Hodge

Pediatrics
Paducah, KY
27 years experience female

Locations

Preventscripts

Paducah, KY

Address

2330 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY, United States
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About

Bio

Health care futurist Natalie Hodge has 20 years of experience practicing pediatric medicine. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1995 and completed Pediatrics training at Washington University's program at St. Louis Children's Hospital in 1998. Dr Hodge is Chief Medical Officer of Preventscripts, a Digital Population Health IT platform to delay onset of diabetes and hypertension in at risk populations. She currently serves on the mHIMSS inaugural physician mhealth task force, and on the Health IT workgroup for the SIM payment reform of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She is a "Healthcare Transformer" and member of Startup Health's evolving digital health ecosystem as a founder. She advised emerging digital health companies Healthtap and Do

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Kentucky

Languages spoken

English

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1.4K Answers
16K Agrees
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Cheloid risk: Of course it is possible, however, if you have the tendency to make cheloids, you may well have a scarring deformity develop occurring in the place of... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Need more info : Its hard to say much without more history and physical exam. If he recently had chicken pox vaccine, this could be a mild reaction, which often does n... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Depends: This depends on why you are taking it and how you are using it. There are some benefits for cancer pain, other medicinal uses. However, for most of... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Supportive Care : You are probably right, at this age, we want to be very careful about cold medicines as they cause mostly side effects with no benefit. If he seems... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Needs evaluation! : We need to get this investigated by her pediatrician.. she will start with a thorough history and physical exam, including family and social history! ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Anorexia will kill: Anorexia Nervosa has a mortality rate of one in 5. This means that 20% of girls with it will eventually die of the disease. It is a very dangerous ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Absorption?: Assuming you have a normal gut, with no pre-existing anatomy that would put you at risk for an absorption problem, I have no reason to think an isolat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Age of child? : What is worsening? The vertigo? Worsening ear pain? Just the fact that it has not resolved? Age of your daughter is important. Is she a baby? Toddler... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Risk of penile cancer is less than one in 100,000 men. HPV is found in 50% of cases. Men who have a history of HPV DO have a higher risk of cancer t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not possible! : So sorry this is not possible for you! Height is largely genetically programmed from your ancestors. Your growth plates are fused! I would recommend... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Ah oh? : I agree sexual activity should not give you such pain and swelling! There is something definitely abnormal here. If you do not have fever, I think w... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not Likely: If you are having sex, then remember pregnancy is always a possibility. However, the scenario you describe is not likely to result in a pregnancy.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Newborn hearing scrn: What was your baby's newborn hearing screen? Does he seem to hear? Does he respond to sounds without seeing you? I am not really clear what you are as... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Several things: Serious infection either bacterial or viral is the first thing to come to mind. Cancer, congenital neutropenia, drug induced, are other possibilitie... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
48 hours of fever: Poor baby! This timeline is definitely in the realm of fever related to vaccines. I would decide according to how the baby is looking after a dose ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Soon!: So glad that your skin is getting better. Your redness should start to go away this month. You can back treatment down to every other day, also. Th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Experience?: Are you getting at who has the most experience? "Nurses" as a general term may or may not have experience in deliveries. Perinatal nurses specificall... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not unusual: This is not unusual. Doesn't sound like anything to concern yourself with since it is self limited.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Age: Partially this is because you are 47 years old. Fertility drops over time. You also are at increased risk of bearing a child with chromosomal disord... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Airway?: Keep in mind the half life of your antihistamine. It is probably wearing off and needs to be redosed. If not improving within an hour of redosing you... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Nah...: If this is a known and vaccinated family dog there is no concern. The concern would only additionally be with a bite, not a dry lick! No worries!
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Dry skin: If you have no history of eczema or allergies, then this is probably just dry winter skin. Be sure to use U scented soaps. Use an unscented moisturiz... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Probably OK: It is not unusual for babies to have change in stool pattern as they grow. . Also, it is normal for breastfed babies to have longer periods of time wi... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: New onset of chest pain I believe warrants a followup visit. It is not terribly unusual with an asthma episode to have chest pain. But we should chec... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
145 to 180: 150 to 180 pounds falls into the 20 to 25 recommended BMI. Certainly at 13, we'd expect him to be at the LOW end of this!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Surfactant: We give a medicine called "surfactant" as soon as possible after birth, then we put down a breathing tube to help them breathe. The surfactant is lik... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Secretions: " Swapping Spit" we used to call it. Mono is primarily transmitted through saliva. So you'll have to avoid kissing for a while. Also can be transmi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: If you are sexually active there is ALWAYS a possibility of pregnancy! But if you are taking the pills as prescribed not taking any medicines to red... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Sure!: Sure he can participate in all sports! I am a fan of Judo, not just for the strengthening, but also the discipline and work ethic. Might just need a... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Maybe: Possibly if your child is training too hard. At the Olympic level, training is such that these girls have delayed puberty, very low body fat and redu... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Nothing : Nothing. But why do you want to eat one?
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: What a great question! Vitamin K is actually produced from bacterial flora in our large intestine and is an important component of blood clotting. Tha... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Do not give your four month old baby any formula that is not made according to the manufacturer's instructions! This is important
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Sure and viral: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine for symptomatic relief of aches and fever with a viral infection. Motrin will work a little better at pain relief an... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Badly Hurt them: Symptoms would include weakness, cold intolerance, headaches, anxiety and depression, memory problems, constipation, among others. Just about every s... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Hard to say: Video this without her noticing what you are doing. Then schedule a visit with her pediatrician to review the video. It's just too difficult of a que... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Sure you might?: Sure you may have an STD or AIDS if you have unprotected sex. However this would not cause a change in your periods per se. Your large weight gain is... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Many things: In answering this question we would like to know recent contacts with illness, hydration status of the child, any recent or past history of urinary tr... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not exactly: Retin A (tretinoin) tends to worsen hyper pigmentation, rather than improve it. We use a lightening cream called 4% hydroquinone to help lighten dar... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes and Not Likely: Rotavirus vaccine is live, but the risk of getting virus transmitted and active disease from your son's stool is minimal. In theory, since this is a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Sure: Sure this is fine. Many parents prefer to do this and have the baby sleep close in their bedroom. It's especially great for nursing moms to be close... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: If your physician has prescribed these two drugs to be taken together this is fine. Usually for ADHD short acting ritalin (methylphenidate) would be ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Many possibilities: I am going to assume the baby is less than a month, since he's on thrush medicine. It is possible that he has a virus IF you can think of a contact w... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Wellbutrin (bupropion) : Wellbutrin (bupropion) would be a good choice here. It works great for depression and also has positive effects on focus for adhd. Be sure and menti... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Sure! : Sure this is fine! Congratulations on breastfeeding your baby! Now is a good time to give some thought to how long you want to breastfeed? aap recomm... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Why yes!: Late bloomers are often blessed with a longer and later growth spurt. Keep in mind your genetic height from your two parents. Final height is determi... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not real: I think that this is not appropriate for young person your age. Porn is not a realistic depiction of a sexually intimate relationship that is satisfy... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Risk?: Your health and sexual behaviors will play a role here. If you were to tell me you were in a monogamous relationship, STD testing this frequently may... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Corset training? : Of course exercise and good diet are not harmful. But corset training is another matter. This can cause you to have shortness of breath, fainting spel... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: No, Rabies virus travels from the bite into your central nervous system. It happens within a month of the bite. Nothing to worry about four years la... Read More
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Dr. Hodge's responses to questions encompass an extraordinarily broad range of topics with wisdom, compassion and state of the art education. Her recommendations come from a depth of knowledge rarely...Read More
Dr. Philip Miller
Oct 21, 2014
I recommend and endorse Dr. Natalie A. Hodge as a Healthtap and HealthTap Prime expert. Her opinions and comments are astute and educational to both patients and physicians. She is an asset to the He...Read More
Jun 29, 2015
I recommend Dr Hodge without reservations, for her caring dedication to kids health and her digital futurist view, in line with my digital pathology goals.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you as I'm trying an app called iTrackBites - Points Calculator with Weight Loss Exercise Tracker and Calorie Lose Counter for Diet Food Nutrition Watche...Read More
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Dear Dr., I tried cardio exercise /sit ups/ jog/aerobics but tpain worsened. It's very painful when I sneeze or cough (when I'm sick). I have no shortness of breath or ...Read More
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much! I am very hopeful he is just a "late bloomer" as he will run from one end of the house to the other when a cartoon comes on and points, "sings" etc. ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Washington University St Louis

Awards

Featured Speaker on Customer Experience at Mayo Clinic Transform Symposium 2009
Featured Panelist at Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement 2010
Advisory Board for Institute for the Future's Roy Amara Prize for Healthcare Futurism

Affiliations

Xlerate Health Louisville
Startup Health Transformer
mHIMSS Inaugural Physician Mobile Health Task Force
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