Dr. Richard Olson, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(17)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Olson, MD
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.

5875 E Riverside Blvd

Rockford, IL 61114

Contact Information

(815) 398-9491

Dr. Richard Olson, MD

Dr. Richard Olson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • First Choice Health
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • The Alliance

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Olson

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas

new

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

Osteoporosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Olson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

3

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
27

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
15

Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • IV Therapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Olson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Olson does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Olson and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Olson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olson to family and friends
4.1
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Olson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • 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
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Rockford, IL |
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.
in Rockford, IL |
He is the best
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.
Have you seen Dr. Richard Olson, MD?
Are you Dr. Olson?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Olson

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Olson accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • First Choice Health
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • The Alliance

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Olson has admitting privileges

Osf Saint Anthony Medical Center
5666 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108
View Hospital Profile
Rockford Memorial Hospital
2400 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
View Hospital Profile
SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E State St
Rockford, IL 61104
View Hospital Profile

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

Rheumatology
(19)
Rheumatology
(13)
Rheumatology
(5)
Internal Medicine
(33)
Rheumatology
(143)
Internal Medicine
(8)
Rheumatology
(15)
Rheumatology
(10)