Biography & Education

Education Background
Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • 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



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


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 (105 Ratings, 14 Comments)


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.

Good - 15 yrs of good care!

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.

No problem.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I have already recommended the doctor & clinic to family members.

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.

I stayed w/dr. Olson even while she was at [...], so that shows my confidence in her!

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.

I have already recommended this provider to my friend.

This was my first visit with Dr. Olson. I came in for some blood tests that were requested by my Reproductive Endocrinologist. She made some comments that reflected a lack of understanding about fertility treatment and the experience of fertility patients. I will not be seeing Dr. Olson again as she is not a good fit for my personal health situation. [...]