Cassandra Hodge, CNM, MN - , Midwifery, Portland, OR

Provider Bio

Cassandra Hodge, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife with Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon. 

From the Provider

“Being able to connect with my patients on a human level is one of the most satisfying aspects of my practice. Whether that’s through humor, a shared experience or working together to plan the best path forward—finding what makes each person comfortable so they can share and feel heard and understood is my goal at every visit.”

About the Provider

With an art degree under her belt, Cassandra's life plan took a turn after attending the birth of her niece, an experience she describes as “life changing.” After attending home births as a certified labor doula and, later, a professional midwife, she returned to school to become a certified nurse-midwife, allowing her to provide a broader range of care to more people across the lifespan—including pregnancy, gynecology and wellness care. Cassandra enjoys all aspects of prenatal care, birth and supporting people in the transition to parenthood. She is also interested in helping people understand and make decisions about their fertility, including contraceptive and pregnancy options counseling. She has some additional training in gender-affirming hormone therapy and is interested in helping people manage the symptoms of menopause. She enjoys working with teens, transgender and non-binary people and finds it especially rewarding to connect with those who may be visiting a reproductive healthcare specialist for the first time.

Outside of work, Cassandra enjoys being outdoors and hiking with her husband and son. She also paints and does various crafts, including sewing, embroidery and knitting.

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife, American Midwifery Certification Board, 2019

Education

  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Nursing, Nurse Midwifery, Oregon Health & Science University, 2019

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Midwifery, Birthingway College of Midwifery, 2013

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, 2017

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, State University of New York College at Geneseo, 2003

Memberships

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (33)
  • Patient Comments (16)

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.5 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.5 out of 5

The thoroughness of the visit?

4.5 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.5 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.6 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.6 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.5 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

3.9 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.2 out of 5

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.5 out of 5
  • 03/15/2024

    Kind and easy to understand. Answered all my questions in a direct way.

  • 01/12/2024

    Wonderful experience.

  • 12/29/2023

    Thank you for helping me work through the journey of menopause! Talking about HRT was a blessing.

  • 12/15/2023

    I've been really frightened about this process. Cassie and her team made me both comfortable and experience total and unexpected elation regarding my options, feeling of safety and willingness to express empathy. I immediately felt safe and secure. This is no small thing when you're in true need of medical help. I left feeling that if I had any additional concerns or questions that I was welcome to call and have them addressed in a thoughtful, caring way. Thank you to the entire team... from scheduling, admittance, and directly to Cassie and her assistant for really working me during a difficult time.

  • 11/05/2023

    I had a wonderful visit with Cassie Hodge during my Annual Exam. She took the time to carefully listen to all my concerns and answered all of my questions in a very thorough and helpful way. I really appreciate her compassion and dedication to her patients. In particular, I appreciate the empathetic way that she integrates the consideration of mental health issues along with physical health concerns. I?m so grateful to have a provider like Cassie who makes me feel seen and understood. It?s always a great experience when I go in to see her!

  • 10/27/2023

    Cassandra was great! She helped me answer all my questions. Overall she was excellent.

  • 10/13/2023

    My provider was excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Thoughtful solutions to my problem provided.

  • 05/09/2023

    Cassandra was very compassionate and professional.

  • 03/03/2023

    Great experience. Would recommend her to others.

  • 02/10/2023

    I was very pleased with the entire visit (services) offered through Women's Healthcare Assoc. Everyone I came in contact with was kind, helpful, and even though the health concern that brought me to the clinic was stressful, the staff put me at ease. A very good experience.

  • 02/03/2023

    Cassandra was absolutely wonderful

  • 11/25/2022

    Cassandra Hodge and her assistant were very warm, friendly and professional. I was pleased with the appointment, and she did all she could to help me.

  • 11/25/2022

    Thank you for being understanding & offering advice regarding me not knowing a decision on if I’m keeping the baby or not. I love the support.

  • 11/22/2022

    It was wonderful seeing Cassandra Hodge for the first time during this visit. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring. I really appreciate her kind manner and the way she took all aspects of my health into consideration, from physical health issues to mental health concerns. I felt at ease discussing even sensitive issues with her because of her empathy and professionalism.

  • 10/28/2022

    I am so appreciative of Dr. Hodge - I’ve had many appts with all kinds of doctors and much of the time if something isn’t in their wheelhouse so-to-speak, they just sort of give me a “good-luck” kind of attitude and send me on my way whereas Dr Hodge listened intently, understood that she wasn’t the best person for my case, and referred me promptly to someone else. This is huge!!!!

  • 10/17/2022

    Professional, friendly and confident

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