Dr. Ricky Olson, MD

Dr. Ricky Olson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Ricky Olson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Royal Oak, MI and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in neurosurgery.

4203 W 13 Mile Rd

Royal Oak, MI 48073

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Priority Health

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 96% of peers
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more than 91% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

3  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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19  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Wm Beaumont Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Hospital
    Residency 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

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Dr. Olson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olson to family and friends
4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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  • 1

Dr. Olson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Olson performed craniotomies on me in 2011 and 2012. I am grateful for his skill and attention to detail that has left me a survivor. He put extra effort into my first surgery to avoid possible career-ending damage. His diligence saw me return to work in 5 weeks.. in 2012, he adeptly removed...more
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Dr Olson removed a malignant tumor from my son's brain. It had hemmoraged, which further complicated the surgery. We have worked with many oncologists since then who all reference the brilliance and success of the surgery as a major factor for their optimism for my son' prognosis. We could not be...more
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I waited about 40 minutes to be called into an exam room and all in all 1 hour before I saw him. All that happened? Was told that I need 2 more tests and that what my Beaumont neurologist diagnosed me with is probably NOT what I have, even though he's looking at the same tests as she was. Nothing...more
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