Dr. David Olson, MD

Dr. David Olson, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(24)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Olson, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Decatur, GA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

2665 N Decatur Rd Ste 540

Decatur, GA 30033

Contact Information

(404) 508-4008

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Tremor
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
81

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Emory University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Olson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Olson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olson to family and friends
2.7
based on 24 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Olson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Atlanta, GA |
I love the staff they are fast friendly and caring to your disability..the dr did have a student and I didn't mind at all and felt comfortable. The dr was great and knew what is needed for for sickness
in Decatur, GA |
One of the worst experiences. I work in hospitals and this was ridiculous. Bedside manner terrible. Completely cold as was his Med student he had us talk to first-which was completely pointless and unnerving. He put me in a position that caused my autonomic nervous system to go haywire and he shrugged it off as "anxiety". If being physically put in a position causes you pain and to stop breathing there is clearly something that needs to be looked in to. Being older doesn't equal experience.
Lawrenceville, GA |
His staff is great, but quite disturbingly, this physician balked to concur with diagnoses that already have been firmly established, and which are totally undisputed. Why? Who knows, but I will not return.
in Decatur, GA |
Dr. Olson is a great Doctor. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a good patient experience and quality care. Dr. Olson takes the time to talk to you, explains treatment and tests. He does have students from time to time and I found his students very knowledgeable, nice and approachable. The office staff is excellent and well trained. When it comes to acute care Dr. Olson fits you into the schedule ASAP, one of the best neurologists out there.
in Atlanta, GA |
My experience was really poor. The doctor was training a student, so he spoke more to the student than me. After ordering several tests (all outsourced), I never got the results. After a couple weeks, I inquired and just got everything is fine, without any indication of next steps toward diagnosing my symptoms. I sent an email explaining my frustration and instead of receiving a response that showed any empathy toward patience, I received a certified letter discharging me as a patient. Bizarre
Decatur, GA |
Dr. Olson was friendly but a disappointing experience. Referred to him for an EMG to rule out peripheral neuropathy. Ordered an MRI of neck & bloodwork & stalled on the EMG. Results: a mild stenosis and blood panel with mild elevated protein size. Stunningly he refused to answer my basic questions about the results of these tests and instead referred me to a Neurosurgeon, and an Oncologist. Both specialists practically laughed when I showed up to their offices. Seek help elsewhere.
in Stone Mountain, GA |
He is a great doctor and he has treated me since 2008 and him and his nurse assistant are both great.
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Dr. Olson accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Olson has admitting privileges

Dekalb Medical
2701 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
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Dekalb Medical Center at Hillandale
2801 DeKalb Medical Pkwy
Lithonia, GA 30058
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