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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

Tuesday: 10am - 3:00pm
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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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
You'll vomit: Believe me, you'll be happy if you don't. Alcohol and Metronidazole combined will induce vomiting.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 29 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
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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.
HealthTap member
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
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Affiliations

Northwestern memorial hospital
Insight Behavioral Health
Oldson Medical, LTD
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