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Dr. Richard Olson, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Olson

Dr. Richard Olson, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Rockford, IL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1982 and specializes in rheumatology, autoimmune diseases, and more.


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(815) 398-9491

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Olson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Olson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson treats Fibromyalgia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Olson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Olson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Olson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

"I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my experience in healthcare. I am originally from Rockford, Illinois, and I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I continued my studie...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Boston University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Boston City Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Boston City Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
University Of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
1978
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School
1985
1983
1982
1978

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Dr. Olson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Olson

3.7

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
26.31578947368421%
(5)

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Wasn't good. He lacks compassion and understanding of my overall needs. He only cares about the numbers. Lupus involves so many aspects...mental and physical and he seemed to not care about anything else as I left his office in tears! Looking for a new Rheu...
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I brought my mom in to a script but it wasn’t available. After more than an hour of delay and excused, she finally got the script. Dr. Olson was out of town and Heather, his nurse, was “in a meeting” and unavailable. My mom is considering a new doctor.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Olson for many years. He is very kind and listens to what I have to say about my health concerns. He also checks into other medical issues from the information I give him and tests he runs. Dr. Olson got me into a kidney doctor when tests results were not what they should be. My husband and I appreciate the excellent care we receive from Dr. Olson.
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He is the best
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I'm in the medical field as well, and Dr. Olson exemplifies how I strive to be for my own clients/patients. He is knowledgeable, caring, and empathetic. He patiently answers my numerous questions and takes my concerns seriously. He is up-to-date on new developments in his field and always provides me with pertinent information on my condition. His nursing staff is extraordinary as well, and I can't imagine getting through the past six months since my diagnosis without this team of professionals.
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he is wonderfully kind and knowledgeable about my conditions.
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