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. I am regularly involved in national and international clinical research studies on prospective new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis in which OrthoIllinois participates. 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 serve on the boards of the Goldie B. Floberg Center and Second Congregational – First Presbyterian Church Foundation and am Chairman of the OSF Institutional Review Board..
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further improve your experience at Ortho Illinois. My goal is to provide you the best medical care available.
I am looking forward to meeting with you.
I just wanted to let you know what a great experience we had this week with Dr. Olson; our daughter went to see him on Wednesday. I was so impressed with our visit; he took a lot of time and explained everything so well. This was impressive enough on its own, but today, he personally called to let me know about the test results. I don’t know of too many specialists (or primary care’s for that matter) that would take the time to call and I so appreciated that. It’s very evident that he cares about his patients (and their nervous parents). – Frank D.
|BACHELOR’S DEGREE||University of Illinois|
|MEDICAL DEGREE||University of Michigan|
|RESIDENCY||Internal Medical, Boston City Hospital|
|FELLOWSHIP||Rheumatology, Boston University|
Dr. Olson and Ortho Illinois accept multiple insurance providers. To see a list of insurances accepted click here. Contact your insurance carrier for you specific plan details.
- Board certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
- Board certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Course Director, Rheumatology: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
- National Osteoporosis Foundation
- The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
- Diplomat: National Board of Medical Examiners
- Fellow: American College of Rheumatology
- American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
- Certified Clinical Densitometrist
- International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)
- OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
- Mercy Rockford Hospital
- SwedishAmerican Hospital
Such a friendly, down to earth, considerate & kind Dr.!
Dr. Olson is very efficient and compassionate
Dr Olson was very detailed in discussing the changes that I have noticed in my body since my previous visit. He spent time explaining the causes, and he was very helpful in making suggestions to make my pain less. I left my appointment thankful that I have such a good doctor and nursing staff as part of my medical team.
Appreciated having the orders for my upcoming blood tests done at the lab during this appointment.
Dr Olson is thorough in his explanations and follow up.
Dr. Olson went above showing concern about the swelling of my right leg and immediately ordered ultrasound to make sure I didn't have blood clots
I have multiple heath issues, and I feel that Dr Olson takes that into consideration when giving me a treatment plan. He seems to know me, which is huge when it comes to working with a complicated health history.
A wonderful and caring man
The doctor included my wife in the discussion as she sorts my medicines and he answered all of her questions.
I have been seeing him for over 3 years and been very satisfied with care and treatments.
Dr Olson is so competent
Very good experience