Dr. David Olson, MD

Dr. David Olson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(23)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Olson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Bellingham, WA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 1998 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, neurotology, and more.

2940 Squalicum Pkwy Ste 203

Bellingham, WA 98225

Contact Information

(360) 733-0640

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Olson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ear Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 93% of peers
Cholesteatoma
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Olson "I subspecialize in otology - disorders of the ears, with a particular expertise in the surgical treatment of chronic ear infections, tumors, and reconstruction of hearing in patients so affected. This is extremely meticulous work, and experience and training count. I am one of about a dozen otologic subspecialists in the state of Washington, and treat a large and diverse group of patients living in Whatcom and San Juan Counties."
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology
  • Otology
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

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26

Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Stapedectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Wake Forest University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Mn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Minnesota Ear, Head, Neck Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Olson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Olson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olson to family and friends
3.7
based on 23 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Olson's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Bellingham, WA
Dr. Olson solved the inner ear problem I was having and I am most grateful. His manner is compassionate, positive and helpful. He was skillful in providing information about my condition as well as helping me understand how to alleviate my chronic coughing. His staff was friendly and put me at...more
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in Bellingham, WA
Dr. Olson is competent and does his work well. Did two surgeries for me and both went very well. He explains things well but sometimes seems like he is in a hurry to get on with the next patient. But, if you ask questions and insist on thorough answers he will take the time to answer them. What...more
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in Bellingham, WA
Dr Olson is very smiley and expresses lots of interest and concern. However, I left feeling that he had too much interest in subsequent business for his practice. I never heard from him any assessment of the cons and financial implications of his suggested next steps. I have no reason to believe he...more
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