Dr. Natalie Hodge

Pediatrics
Paducah, KY
28 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

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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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: If your husband has type one diabetes, then your children have a 1 in 20 chance of getting type one diabetes. The populations overall risk is one in ... Read More
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Three times a day: Remember that fenugreek capsules are essentially the crushed up herb, so there is not an exact mg dose. But in general we recommend two capsules thre... Read More
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
On demand feeding!: Depends on a variety of things, the age of the baby and diet primarily. But also whether your nipples are sore and how the baby is gaining weight are ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
6 months: The risk of SIDS drastically decreases between four and six months. Now we do see deaths classified between six months and a year as SIDS, but the ex... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Neither!: Water given to babies can cause "hyponatremic seizures" leading to death. Babies need breast milk or formula which has the exactly correct amount of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
At any point: This could occur at any point. Has your child been diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression? Definitely see a board certified pediatric psychiat... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Diagnosis? : Are you seeing a pediatric neurologist? What is the baby's diagnosis? Please follow up with you pediatrician soon to help you pursue a diagnosis, whic... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: There was a small study many years ago funded ( fraudulently not disclosed) by the anti vaccine lobbyist lawyers which resulted in some suggestion of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Type one diabetes is inherited. With a child with diabetes, your other offspring have a one in 20 chance of getting diabetes. The population at larg... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Sleep is medicine : Unfortunately, there is really no substitute for sleep. There are many medicines to induce sleep, but I wouldn't recommend any them for a teenager. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
12-15 months: This is a good age to just start putting a spoon in your toddler's hand during a meal, he will get most of his feeding in with his hand, bang around... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
72 hours: Should take two to three days for the redness to improve. You can try any of the over the counter non sedating antihistamines. I like cetirizine, be... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
More history needed: Need more history here to determine imp-cation risk. Do you have any anatomical bowel problem? How long has constipation been a problem? 3 days or yea... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
PID and infertility: It is a past history of PID that will lead to infertility rather than a tilted cervix. PID can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes which can lead t... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Sugar addiction: Sugar and caffeine are quite addictive. But the rush you get immediately after is not long lasting, leaving you fatigued after trying to stop. You m... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
NSAIDS: There is a class of medicines we call "non steroidal anti inflammatories" which help reduce the inflammation and pain of menses greatly. The generic o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Starving does not increase HGH levels in your 13 year old boy. If anything starvation state could blunt his growth.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Debrox: There are softening drops we can prescribe as Debrox and ceriminex which can help the wax clear. Usually wax buildup is asymptomatic, however and if h... Read More
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Petechial rash?: This may be what we call a "petechial rash" which is like little tiny pinpoint blood blisters under the skin. What is the location? Eye or face? Does... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 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 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Nah: Nope, chronic bronchitis is not always fatal. When smoking is associated, there is certainly a higher risk of an associated fatal disease, such as c... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 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 female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Check Blood Sugar: If you have a four year old who was formerly potty trained for day and night, who is now having daytime "enuresis" ( accidents) especially as it seems... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
12 week olds drool: This is quite typical for a 12 week old to really drool. Perhaps she is starting the process of teething a bit earlier than your other babies? Nothi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Needs evaluation!: I definitely want him to have an evaluation for this weight loss. Pancreatitis can affect your insulin secretion and this could be a sign of diabete... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Itchy bottom.: Usually symptoms include itchy bottom, primarily. You can do a " tape test" at home and potentially visualize worms or even little tiny white eggs o... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes and probably not: You are probably right about the Keloid if you are familiar with them and you think it might look like one. It might be more likely to resolve witho... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Depression?: I am So Sorry that you are feeling bad. Your symptoms sound like you may have a depression coming on. Our relationships with our mothers definitely ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Check Blood Sugar: Check his blood sugar with a home glucose monitor. It should not be over 100.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Pharmacy: You wlll need a store which has an operating "pharmacy" like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, or a small locally run one. And of course you will need a doct... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Fair kid: This is not at all unusual for a child with fair skin. Superficial veins can be noted all over the face and head in light skinned blonde kids.
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A male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Baby's weight?: If the baby is well grown and happy, not having pain with his spitups then I would tend to agree with your pediatrician! I don't mind the smell, if ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Heed Warning: I would not use ANY product that warns of lead toxicity. There is simply no level of lead that is safe for the human body.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
48 to 72 hours: By the second day you should be a bit better, and much better by the third. The shot will only be helpful if you have a strep throat as an etiology.... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Normal secretions: These are perfectly normal secretions, by the way. Our bodies create this mucous to cleanse the nasal passage and keep out germs. We all wake up in... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
First Day of Period: Start the pills on the first day you start your period. Use a secondary method of protection now and for the first month of the pills.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
32 ounces- ish: Something roughly like 32 ounces a day is typical. Is your baby growing ok? Breastfed babies do get "lean" around a year of life, and then remain le... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Baby poop: Dark green thick and sticky sounds like normal baby stool. White chalky stool by itself is Never normal in a baby and can be a sign of a bowel blocka... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Check Thyroid: I would definitely have your thyroid evaluated if weight loss proves difficult. Post partum is a common time for thyroid problems to crop up. If it... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Combination : This is caused from a combination of factors, including both pregnancy, childbirth, and possibly breastfeeding. Think of all your body has been thro... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Normal Blood Sugar : Blood sugar is normal. This may be benign myoclonus, which is a normal jerking that we see in babies. In general, benign myoclonus is found upon fal... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Remove Jewelry: Just take the jewelry out before feedings; there shouldn't be any problems nursing with pierced nipples.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Depends: I see the baby's age noted at 0, so I am concerned about this. If the baby is less than 12 month of age then she is still at risk for SIDS. Wedge ... 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.
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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
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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
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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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