Dr. Phillip J. Olsson, MD

Dr. Phillip J. Olsson, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine | Male | 67 years old

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For me, medicine is ministry. Palliative Care is an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to improve symptoms of severe chronic diseases. Often used in terminal illness (hospice type of palliative care), it can also (without hospice) be added to the management of any severe, chronic disease, at any point. It can be combined with efforts at curative therapy (prior to hospice) or focus totally on symptom management and enhanced quality of life. Good palliative care, including hospice care, not only improves quality of life but also extends life in most instances. We utilize the concept of Total Pain. Total pain can be physical pain but can also be anything that detracts from quality of life: emotional and spiritual issues, breathlessness, nausea,sleep issues as well as physical pain.Read more

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    Dr. Olsson's Care Philosophy

    For me, medicine is ministry. Palliative Care is an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to improve symptoms of severe chronic diseases. Often used in terminal illness (hospice type of palliative care), it can also (without hospice) be added to the management of any severe, chronic disease, at any point. It can be combined with efforts at curative therapy (prior to hospice) or focus totally on symptom management and enhanced quality of life. Good palliative care, including hospice care, not only improves quality of life but also extends life in most instances. We utilize the concept of Total Pain. Total pain can be physical pain but can also be  anything that detracts from quality of life: emotional and spiritual issues, breathlessness, nausea,sleep issues as well as physical pain.

    Dr. Olsson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
    •  Board certified in Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine and Nephrology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Why It Matters: Dr. Olsson's Board Certifications

    Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

    • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology

    Conditions Treated

    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Cancer
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • End-Stage Renal Disease
    • Kidney Disease
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Secondary Malignancies

    Education

    • Medical School
      Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School

      Graduated in 1975

    • Internship Hospital
      St Francis Hospital Med Center

      Completed in 1976

    • Residency Hospital
      St Francis Medical Center

      Completed in 1978

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of Florida

      Completed in 1980

    • Undergraduate School
      Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

      Graduated in 1971

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology

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