Dr. Christopher R. Olson, MD

Dr. Christopher R. Olson, MD

Family Medicine | Male | 41 years old

I'm Christopher Olson, a family physician with Mercy Medical Group in El Dorado Hills, California. Thank you for your interest in my information! I graduated from Cornell University in 1997, University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2001, and Brown University internship/residency in 2004. I am very happy to call Mercy Medical Group my professional home. We are a multispeciality group of hundreds of quality physicians in the Greater Sacramento area. Mercy Med places high emphasis on physician leadership; accordingly, physicians here tend to take ownership of our practices. That translates to more of an "old-school" intimacy between our patients and their docs. I like that. I believe there is no question that strong physical health is interwoven with sound mental health. I've seen plenty of physical ailments arise from paralyzing anxiety or stress. So when I evaluate a patient, I do so from a more holistic perspective, taking into consideration his or her mental and social well-being. That said, I am conscious of an unfortunately common public perception, that "natural is always safer and gentler". In fact, I think a more respectful view of nature is one in which we recognize its strength and power. And so while I subscribe to a more holistic worldview, I do adhere to scientific principles and follow evidence-based medicine. I have been honored to receive a number of awards from my local community. I have been named as a top 3 recipient of the local Style Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for favorite general doctor in the Folsom-El Dorado Hills area for the past six consecutive years. I was ranked #1 in that group in 2015. Similarly, I was honored to receive Folsom Telegraph's Best of the Best award for favorite general doctor in 2015. While these awards are certainly an honor, I do share that honor with my exceptionally compassionate and skilled office staff, and my caring and conscientious colleagues. When we combine compassionate care, a state-of-the-art medical facility, and the physician-leadership philosophy of Mercy Medical Group, I think that's what earns such community recognition. Thank you again for looking at Mercy Medical Group, as well as my own information.Read more

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Every patient I encounter is somebody's son or daughter, and often somebody's husband or wife, mother or father, loved one or dear friend. I treat every patient with that fact in mind; I strive to treat everyone as I'd want my own family members to be treated.Read more

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I'm Christopher Olson, a family physician with Mercy Medical Group in El Dorado Hills, California.  Thank you for your interest in my information!  I graduated from Cornell University in 1997, University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2001, and Brown University internship/residency in 2004.  I am very happy to call Mercy Medical Group my professional home.  We are a multispeciality group of hundreds of quality physicians in the Greater Sacramento area.  Mercy Med places high emphasis on physician leadership; accordingly, physicians here tend to take ownership of our practices.  That translates to more of an "old-school" intimacy between our patients and their docs.  I like that.

I believe there is no question that strong physical health is interwoven with sound mental health.  I've seen plenty of physical ailments arise from paralyzing anxiety or stress.  So when I evaluate a patient, I do so from a more holistic perspective, taking into consideration his or her mental and social well-being.  That said, I am conscious of an unfortunately common public perception, that "natural is always safer and gentler".  In fact, I think a more respectful view of nature is one in which we recognize its strength and power.  And so while I subscribe to a more holistic worldview, I do adhere to scientific principles and follow evidence-based medicine.

I have been honored to receive a number of awards from my local community.  I have been named as a top 3 recipient of the local Style Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for favorite general doctor in the Folsom-El Dorado Hills area for the past six consecutive years.  I was ranked #1 in that group in 2015.  Similarly, I was honored to receive Folsom Telegraph's Best of the Best award for favorite general doctor in 2015.  While these awards are certainly an honor, I do share that honor with my exceptionally compassionate and skilled office staff, and my caring and conscientious colleagues.  When we combine compassionate care, a state-of-the-art medical facility, and the physician-leadership philosophy of Mercy Medical Group, I think that's what earns such community recognition.

Thank you again for looking at Mercy Medical Group, as well as my own information.

Dr. Olson's Care Philosophy

Every patient I encounter is somebody's son or daughter, and often somebody's husband or wife, mother or father, loved one or dear friend.  I treat every patient with that fact in mind; I strive to treat everyone as I'd want my own family members to be treated.

Dr. Olson says...

I have practiced medicine for twelve years, and was well-trained for years before that.  I have remained very conscientious, cautious, and persistent in my diagnostic style.  But I also have gained significant experience at this point in my career.  I think that mixture of caution and experience makes for a well-balanced practitioner.

Dr. Olson says...

I am happy to practice much of the spectrum of family medicine.  Whereas I do remove skin lesions and do other procedures, I also know my limitations.  I am willing to refer on to specialists when that's in the best interest of my patient.

Dr. Olson says...

I appreciate the opportunity to receive feedback, and I am thankful for the time taken to leave such feedback.  Thank you for taking your time to share your impressions!

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  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pneumonia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Brown University Memorial Hospital Of Rhode Island

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Brown University Memorial Hospital Of Rhode Island

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Cornell University

    Graduated in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Immunization
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Vaccination
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination