Biography & Education

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
Education Background
Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
American College of Physicians

Care Locations

4540 Union Bay Place NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Fax 206-320-8048
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics
  • Headaches
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Women's Health

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (110 Ratings, 16 Comments)

90

03/20/2016
Dr. Olson is a very friendly and helpful professional.
Swedish Patient
90

03/12/2016
Explained controversy about frequency of mammograms and made recommendations.
Swedish Patient
100

03/08/2016
Very well informed, kept current with most research finding on issues around medication side effects. Able to quickly conduct an assessment, identify the problem, locate any relevant research on the Internet and able to conclude with with plan of care that optimizes a collaborative treatment plan that not only includes the patient but also incorporates all other providers with the aim being continuity of care for the patient.
Swedish Patient
 

02/21/2016
She didn't listen to why I had come in and then recommended treatment that would make the initial, and extremely important, reason I came in worse. [...] I deserved a provider to support me through this very stressful time in my life, and she made it worse because I left feeling even more alone and unclear about how to move forward. She didn't even try to understand my situation or offer ANY help that would potentially benefit me. [...] She added absolutely NO VALUE to my care. I would never recommend for anyone to see this provider.
Swedish Patient
90

02/11/2016
Good - 15 yrs of good care!
Swedish Patient
100

02/07/2016
Dr. Olson is such a great doctor. She is so knowledgeable and thorough, respectful and helpful. She has been my physician for 15 years, and I have referred my mother, my husband, and several friends to her practice. I am grateful for her expert care and encouragement of health and preventive medicine.
Swedish Patient
90

01/26/2016
No problem.
Swedish Patient
100

12/06/2015
Was only there for a yearly check and had no health problems or concerns. I would definitely recommend this doctor. I have been seeing her for a number of years and actually searched for her online when she left her last practice. I live four hours away but it is worth traveling to see a doctor I trust.
Swedish Patient
100

11/24/2015
Dr.Olson is awesome! She is a great diagnostician; she is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on the most recent research; she is a caring person.
Swedish Patient
100

10/27/2015
My family was extremely hesitant to go to a new primary care provider but Dr. Olson exceeded all expectations and we feel very confident in our choice.
Swedish Patient
 

10/06/2015
A choice of another M.D. was given to me closer to home but I have chosen to see Joan Olsen M.D. because she is an excellent physician and I have the highest regard for her care.
Swedish Patient
100

08/02/2015
I have already recommended the doctor & clinic to family members.
Swedish Patient
100

07/16/2015
I have only had excellent experiences with Joan Olson. [...] she has my confidence which is not easy to come by. I have referred many friends and family to her care.
Swedish Patient
100

07/05/2015
I stayed w/dr. Olson even while she was at [...], so that shows my confidence in her!
Swedish Patient
70

06/15/2015
Somewhat dismissive of previous diagnosis from another dr, also didn't seem to hear that her assumption was incorrect. Also didn't physically check for a thyroid issue - found that odd.
Swedish Patient
100

05/27/2015
I have already recommended this provider to my friend.
Swedish Patient