Dr. Lisa Oldson

Internal Medicine
Wilmette, IL
29 years experience female

Locations

Insight Behavioral Health

Northbrook, IL

Address

1535 Lake Cook Road, Suite 303, Northbrook, IL
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My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 3:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(847) 559-9428

Office

Northbrook, IL

About

Bio

Residency: Internal Medicine at Rush in Chicago, chief resident Affiliations: On staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital since 1998 Teaching: Feinberg School of Medicine (Northwestern) since 1998 Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine Currently: Medical Director at Insight Behavioral Health, Adult CORE Program Website: www.DrLisaOldson.com Twitter: @LisaOldson

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Bariatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

76 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Eat differently: To lose weight, we don't want people to "diet" and restrict the amount that they eat. Rather, we want you to eat differently. Increase vegetables, fru... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
See a specialist now: Losing weight too quickly can be a sign of a serious problem. Perhaps it is the fatty liver, but there may be other serious things going on. Please do... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Could be an STD: Might be due 2 minor trauma from sex, if rough or not enough lube, but need 2 also think about an std or hpv causing changes in the cervix. Chlamydia ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It can be normal: Light bleeding for a couple of days isn't alarming, but see your health care provider if it doesn't stop. It's a good time to think about preventing p... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Maybe STD issues?: Pap smears look for hpv changes on the cervix. Hpv is a very common std. If the pap was abnormal, it would be appropriate to look for other stds, some... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
STDs can occur: Many stds are spread through bodily fluids. Those fluids can be directed transferred during sex or spread through other means such as fingers or sex t... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Different bacteria: Both chlam (c) & gon (g) can be spread through oral, vaginal or anal sex. Both can b present w/o symptoms or may cause discharge, discomfort w/ urinat... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Might be fine: It's not unusual for women to have very light periods or 2 miss their period altogether when on "the pill." just 2 be safe, see doc& do preg test. Be ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Normal washing: Trich can be spread penis 2 vagina, vagina 2 vagina, vagina 2 penis, also through hands, mouth & anus. Not spread (or very rarely) through clothing/be... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Nope. testing needed: Spotting after sex could be a sign of an std like chlamydia, gonorrhea or hpv, so testing is important. You'll also need a pap smear. Did i see that y... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Less risky: While oral sex is less risky than vaginal or anal sex, one can still catch an std via oral sex. Using latex condoms or dental dams during oral sex wil... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
? hemachromatosis: It might be either primary or secondary hemochromatosis. Depending on how high the number, it will either require further testing for hemochromatosis ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Urgent exam: Although testicular aching may be caused by something benign, it is always worthy of an urgent exam to rule out torsion, or twisting of the testes, wh... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Nope.: There is no way for a woman to get pregnant from that act. Be prepared for anything by keeping a condom with u always. I recommend condoms each & ever... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Metformin has been used in polycystic ovarian syndrome to improve symptoms and the chance of achieving pregnancy even when a woman doesn't have diabet... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Visual imagery?: Get 2 know your own body. Can u achieve orgasm earlier w/ masturbation? If so, how? Try 2 teach your partner the same techniques that u have found 2 h... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Definitely!: I'm a fan of the long acting reversible contraceptives such as the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. There's still some lingering misconceptions about the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Doctor & therapister: There are medications to help w/ erectile dysfunction, but there may be other things to investigate as well. Are you nervous about sex? Are things ok ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Don't stop your meds: While most meds, psych meds included, have some side effects, if you're tolerating your medications for 10 years, i suspect you aren't bothered by sho... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Male/male sex: Men who have sex with men, or msm, is currently considered the appropriate way to describe male same sex sexual partners. There are plenty of men who ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
See your PCP: Your primary care provider can evaluate the milky white discharge to determine the cause. Hormonal causes more often cause bilateral nipple discharge.... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Doubt it: Condoms are certainly more common barriers than tights, undies and tissue, but it sounds to me like you had a very hearty barrier to any sperm or std.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: Unfortunately, significant weight loss often leaves a person with excess skin. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program will help you keep the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Type specific = good: Type specific herpes tests are great at distinguishing between type 1 & 2. Rarely if someone is highly positive for type 1 w/ a very low positive for ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Maybe an STD: Brown spotting could be blood. That may suggest that there is inflammation on your cervix. Stds like chlamydia, gonorrhea & others can cause spotting ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Birth control pill: Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) prevents pregnancy by: 1. Preventing ovulation 2. Changing cervical mucus so the sperm can't fertiliz... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Perseverance: The key 2 weight loss is perseverance. It's not a sprint, it's a marathon. Make slow steady changes that u can stick w/ forever. Thin people usually s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Could be STD: Spotting after sex can be seen with stds, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hpv. Get tested and see a doctor. For more info on stds and testing, visit w... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Could be STD: Std testing is in order, though if negative your primary care provider will look for non-std causes. A tingling pain could be related to herpes, but o... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Just play it safe: Although there is some small amount of alcohol that may be safe during pregnancy, would you want to chance it? It's hard to quantify how much is safe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Could be an STD: This could be an std. You should be examined. For info on stds, check out sexualhealth.Com, but online std testing isn't right for u at this time. Som... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
You need an exam: I saw that you've been "waiting awhile" for an answer. The reason you've been waiting is that no one can diagnose these symptoms without doing an abdo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Get tested: First, get tested. Almost 50 million americans have genital herpes, but only 10 - 20% know it. If you truly don't have it, then condoms can reduce the... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Pannus: The medical term for an "apron" of fat that hangs down from the lower abdomen is pannus. Central obesity refers to carrying excess weight around the m... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Not necessarily STD: Swollen gland may be enlarged lymph node, which is expected from a genital sore. The sore needs to be evaluated. Syphilis or herpes can cause sores, b... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Thyroid or other: See a doctor for some basic testing. Thyroid and fasting blood sugar should be checked, among others. Some people overeat with depression, another com... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Don't waste your $: While garcinia has gotten a lot of attention as a potential weight loss agent, it's not a miracle drug. I encourage you not to waste your $ on quick f... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Possibly: Obesity is a factor in infertility, meaning that having a high BMI can make it hard to get pregnant. Talk w/ your primary care provider about how to m... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Lift weights: While working on a healthy diet that is rich in vegetables, protein and healthy fats, be sure you're getting the right kind of exercise to keep your m... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Perseverance: The key 2 weight loss & weight maintenance is perseverance. It's not a sprint, it's a marathon. You have 2 make slow steady changes that u can stick w... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Rarely for years: In one study, about 54% of people cleared their chlamydia infection (without treatment) in one year and 95% cleared it in 4 years. Clearly there are t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It varies: Sexualhealth.Com is good for routine std screening & planned parenthood for paps or cultures when there is something going on that requires an exam. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Go 2 ER if <72 hours: I'm sorry this happened. If it happened 1-3 days ago, go now 2 the er 2 get meds which will reduce the risk of hiv. You will need 2 be tested twice, o... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Doubt it: Herpes can do some odd things, but i've not encountered renal failure from it. People w/genital herpes may choose not to treat it, either because they... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Too much blood: Some women bleed w/ their 1st sex. The amount of blood varies. I don't know what your period is typically like, but i wouldn't expect the amount of bl... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Probably not: Fatty liver from obesity is a common condition. Most people don't experience any symptoms from it. Stretching of the liver could give some discomfort ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Water based: Any water based lubricant is fine. 2011 study noting increased HIV w/ water based lube raised concerns, but water based lube is better than oil based ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Genital herpes?: When a patient asks about herpes, i find they r often interesting in learning about genital herpes, which is usually caused by type 1 or 2 herpes. Onc... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Not pregnant: You were fully dressed & he didn't insert his penis? Then u aren't pregnant from this encounter. Protect yourself next time, just to be safe, by bring... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Negative blood test: I'll use HIV infection as an example. When someone is exposed to HIV and develops an infection, it takes time to detect that on a blood test. The typi... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Oldson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oldson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 10, 2012
very detailed answer. easy to understand.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I was teaching my sister how to check her cervix for ovulation. A few weeks later she found out she had this STS. So I was freaked out.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful I don't have the $ rite now could I go to the emergency room or the health dept !
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Thank you!!! This is an amazingly helpful answer!!! I appreciate the time & effort you took to respond.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Joost Teaching Award for The Patient, Physician And Society, Feinberg School of Medicine 2011
Top General Internist, First Place, Chicago, IL - Winter
2013
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

Northwestern memorial hospital
Insight Behavioral Health
Oldson Medical, LTD
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