Dr. Richard Olson, MD

Dr. Richard Olson, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Olson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Iowa City, IA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

200 Hawkins Dr

Iowa City, IA 52242

Contact Information

(800) 777-8442

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Diplopia
very high
more than 95% of peers
Hypertropia
very high
more than 90% of peers
Exotropia
high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
45

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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

  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • U Iowa Hosp & Clins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • U Iowa Hosp & Clins
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Other Education | 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
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Olson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Quad Cities |
The PO in our community left us apprehensive. We needed a PO that specialized in kids with less common conditions. We researched and consulted many non-pediatric ophthalmologists. The recommendations were unanimous. Go to Dr. Richard Olson! It's been 6+ years now and we couldn't be happier. Dr. Olson is a gentle giant. He's great with kids and parents. He gives you his complete attention, is genuine in his approach, and takes the time to explain anything you don't understand. He's top-notch!
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Dr. Olson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Olson has admitting privileges

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
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