Lindsey B. Hodges, NP
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born and raised in Lakewood, Colo. and that is where I reside today. I got my nursing degree at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. and my graduate degree at Regis University in Denver. I am an internationally board-certified lactation counselor (IBCLC), supporting breastfeeding mothers with the highest level of training and education. My husband is a firefighter and we have four daughters. I have spent time abroad in Kenya and Ethiopia as a nurse. Those experiences have added to my love for cultural diversity in my practice.
About my practice
I chose to become a family nurse practitioner to obtain in-depth training in providing advanced care to patients throughout the lifespan. I have worked in oncology and surgery as an RN and NP and have spent the last 8 years working with newborns and their mothers. I enjoy the privilege of providing care in the hospital as well as in the home environment. In my current role with Perinatal Hospital and Home Care, I provide care to newborns and their mothers typically within the first 2 weeks of life. I support NICU graduates and their families during the transition from hospital to home, and work longer-term with mothers and babies experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding. I do my best to listen carefully and understand specific concerns to address any issues in an individualized manner. I enjoy seeing families of different backgrounds. The cultural and social diversity I see is a big part of what makes my work so gratifying.
How I thrive
During my downtime, I am happily busied caring for my 4 young daughters. We enjoy being outside, riding bikes, camping, and museums. I am a lifelong bookworm and particularly enjoy non-fiction and biographies. Over the years, I have enjoyed volunteering at health fairs and at Project Cure. I love to stay involved in my community via church, school, and neighborhood activities.