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Dr. Lisa Oldson

Internal Medicine
Wilmette, IL
27 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Bariatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No fast weight loss: Medication can be used for weight loss, but meds are not intended for fast weight loss. Recent studies show that most people who lose weight with meds... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Speed leads 2 regain: I never recommend speeding up weight loss. When you go on a "diet" the odds of keeping the weight off aren't good. For long term lifestyle change that... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Go Low Carb!: Low carb, high fat diets are getting a lot of press lately, & for good reason. If u choose HEALTHY fats (salmon, nuts, avocados, olive oil, etc) &... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No easy answer: Congratulations on your weight loss! Keep up the good work with a healthy diet and daily exercise to maintain it. Unfortunately, there is no easy answ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Washing hands in between this somewhat low risk activity is the key. Going forward, there are many ways to protect yourself with latex...dental dams, ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Need repeat test: Testing days after an unprotected encounter gives u a baseline, but doesn't really detect stds from that encounter. It was too soon. While headache & ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
May require PCP eval: Implantation can cause spotting, but so can ovulation or an std. If you've had a new partner, std testing may be appropriate. It's possible this is a ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Get tested for STDs: Most people w/ a new HIV infection will test positive by approx 25 days post exposure. Although u should get tested sometime around a month post expos... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: There is a chance of a false negative result. Approximately 3% of the time a test will miss chlamydia. If your partner has it, you should be treated.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Possible STD: While there are harmless cysts or other bumps that can occur in the genital area, you definitely need an exam to rule out an std such as hpv causing g... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes...consider this: As mentioned, herpes can be spread even without a visible outbreak. Using condoms will reduce the risk of transmission by half and taking meds daily t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Requires evaluation: Newer term is agc, atypical glandular cells. It means that the cervix and uterus (endometrium or lining of the uterus) require further evaluation by a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, it's normal: I'm sorry about your miscarriage. As you've likely been told, having a miscarriage doesn't necessarily predict that you will have problems in a future... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Genital herpes: Hsv-2 usually causes genital herpes, which means different things to different people. 50 million americans have genital herpes. It's common. Most peo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Probably a few weeks: Per the cdc, most people w/ a new HIV infection will be positive on an antibody test by 25 days after exposure. Research shows that 99.8% of people r ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
You'll vomit: Believe me, you'll be happy if you don't. Alcohol and Metronidazole combined will induce vomiting.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
It depends: Day to day variations are usually within a few pounds, but of course any change in diet and/or exercise can cause a bigger shift. For those looking to... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Possible: While it is possible to get your period early in pregnancy, most of the time you will stop having periods once you're pregnant. A home pregnancy test ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
1 wk after treatment: One week after you and your partner both complete treatment, you can resume sex. You should be cured, assuming you both took your medication exactly a... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Talk to gyne: There are many reasons a woman may find orgasm difficult...Inadequate arousal, not enough foreplay, not enough clitoral stimulation, or too much stim.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
2 - 3 times per week: There is no right answer. I suggest eating fish a few times / week. Avoid fish w/ higher mercury (tuna, shark, swordfish, lake trout, marlin). Eating ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Rest, fluids: Neti pot if you're congested. If you don't have ulcers or other health problems then Ibuprofen works well for throat pain. If it's dry in your home, t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Nope: If you've had 8 periods & haven't had sex in 7 months, it's safe 2 say u aren't pregnant, especially w/ many negative home pregnancy tests. I'm wonder... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Seek care soon: While it may be a minor stomach bug, i notice your age is 57. Your husband, if the same age, could have something more serious so if he has any chest ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Nope!: According to the centers for disease control, trichomoniasis should be treated with Metronidazole or tinidazole. Penicillin will not cure trichomonias... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See gyne: You need additional testing and perhaps empiric treatment which means making an educated guess and treating you as a somewhat backwards way of making ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Chlamydia can B oral: It's possible 2 get chlamydia, gonorrhea & other stds in the mouth. Tonsillitis can b caused by infections other than chlamydia or gonorrhea, such as ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Time +/- treatment: Often hpv will resolve itself w/ time. If you have genital warts, they can be treated (frozen, Aldara (imiquimod) cream, acid, etc) by your doc. If hp... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
You're normal: Its normal to grow through stages before being ready for sex. During the arousal phase you become wet, the vagina elongates to prepare for intercourse... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Urine test accurate: The urine test for chlamydia is surprisingly good and doesn't require undressing or swabbing. In fact the cdc supports screening for chlamydia in men ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
STD, missed pills?: Many things can cause spotting between periods. Stds can be a sign of inflammation on the cervix from gonorrhea, chlamydia or another std. If you're o... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Sure its only anal?: If the infection is truly only anal, it won't be spread through vaginal or oral sex, but its possible that an anal infection might go hand in hand w/ ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Hopefully positive: Sex isn't always easy the 1st time, but hopefully the experience was positive. Sexual health matters in terms of physical, relational and emotional co... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 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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Mar 30, 2015
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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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