Dr. Richard R. Olson, MD

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Dr. Richard R. Olson, MD

Rheumatology | Male

(815) 398-9491

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in Rockford, IL |
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in Rockford, IL |
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.
Peoria, IL |
he is wonderfully kind and knowledgeable about my conditions.
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Vasculitis

Procedures Performed

  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

  • 0
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    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Boston City Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston City Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Boston University School Of Medicine
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

    Graduated in 1978

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Olson says...

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 studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, obtaining my medical degree. Following my graduation, I pursued training in internal medicine as part of my residency at Boston City Hospital. In addition, I completed a subspecialty training program, or fellowship, in rheumatology at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

My practice is focused on rheumatology. I have special interest in osteoporosis and the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal disorders and autoimmune diseases, including Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. It is my mission to provide you excellent service, as well as compassionate care. I always strive to provide you the same high quality of medical care that I would offer to a member of my family.

I am actively involved in continuing medical education, and I am the Rheumatology Course Director for medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford. I am actively involved in Rockford community activities and frequently give informational lectures on osteoporosis, alternative medicine, and other topics related to rheumatology.

In addition to my extensive medical commitments, I enjoy managing the church softball team and youth basketball team and singing bass-baritone with local choral groups like the Bach Chamber Choir and the Mendelssohn Club.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further improve your experience at OrthoIllinois. My goal is to provide you the best medical care available.