Dr. Scott Olson, MD

Dr. Scott Olson, MD

Cardiology  ·  
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Age 45
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Dr. Scott Olson, MD is a cardiology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med in 1999 and specializes in cardiology and electromyography.Read his story

4510 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 80% of peers
Concussion
normal
more than 74% of peers
Brain Aneurysm
normal
more than 71% 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.

Dr. Olson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Olson "Scott E. Olson, MD, is a board-certified vascular neurologist with additional fellowship training in interventional neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgery. He specializes in evaluating and treating disorders of the blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord, which can lead to ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. His expertise includes both medical and endovascular care for individuals with extra and intracranial stenoses, brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, whether congenital or acquired. Dr. Olson is part of the neurovascular team at UC San Diego Health’s Stroke Center. He enjoys working with a multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses who share his passion for treating cerebrovascular disease and providing the highest level of care to patients and their families. As an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, he also instructs medical students, residents and fellows. He has given numerous lectures and co-authored many publications on cerebrovascular disease. He is currently involved in National Institute of Health (NIH) and industry funded research involving ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Olson is a senior member of the Society for Neurointerventional Surgery. Dr. Olson completed his stroke and interventional neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgery fellowships at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His focus was on new, image-guided, minimally invasive therapies and he was one of the first neurologists in the country trained in this emerging field. He completed a residency in neurology at The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Ariz, where he was selected for his clinical and leadership abilities to serve as chief resident. Dr. Olson earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology. Outside of work, Dr. Olson enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family. In addition to the location above, Dr. Olson also sees patients in Escondido."
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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Electromyography

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Vascular Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

79  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ataxia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
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10  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1999

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

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olson to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Six months ago I suffered a cerebral aneurysm and was taken to Palomar Hospital. There, Dr. Scott Olson did the most amazing job of stopping the bleed! He saved my life and I will be forever grateful to him.
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