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Dr. Kevin Olson

Family Medicine
Chester, WV
34 years experience male

Locations

Office

Columbus, OH

Address

2250 Northwest Blvd, Columbus, OH
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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

382 Answers
166 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
WNL: This height and weight are within the normal bmi range.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Menstrual cycle: A typical menstrual cycle is 28 days long. So assuming you have regular cycles, you will get your next period around the 12th.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Low TSH: See your pcp to check additional labs-t3, t4, thyroglobulin levels. Depending on the results, you will be started on thyroid medication. A low TSH cou... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Suicidal ideation: Please go to the nearest emergency room or your family doctor.Physicians, mental health professionals, and social workers can help you.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Closer, yes: IUI--intrauterine insemination--is a procedure that deposits sperm in a woman's uterus. During regular intercourse, sperm are ejaculated into the vagi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not by itself!: If you are not diabetic already, then developing diabetes is usually the result of PROLONGED sugar excess, which your body eventually has difficulty c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Get a pregnancy test: There is a chance that the bleeding on sept 7th could be from the implantation of a pregnancy. This is not very likely but there is still a chance tha... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Try OTC pain meds: If the pain you are experiencing is just minor and not causing you severe abdominal or pelvic discomfort try using over the counter (OTC) pain medicat... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Generally no: The directions for use of theraflu is for children over 12 years old. That being said it is safe for your doctor to instruct any patient over 4 years ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not a good idea: Be careful not to scratch your eye because it could be infected. If you scratch and damage the eye you could cause that infection to get deeper and co... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
ICSI and IVF: "Test tube baby" is a poor naming of a GROUP of procedures in which conception (that is--the joining of sperm and egg) is done outside of the body...a... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Multiple things: Caffeine, cigarette smoke, and alcohol will all make it worse. Over eating, eating too fast, and eating and laying down will all make it worse. 1 ts... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Grade 3 = abormal: Grade 3 means the tumor cells are poorly differentiated. Which describes the cells in the tumor. Therefore it shows abnormal breast tissue and is like... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Possibly: If you are having any vaginal bleeding or loss of fluid see your doctor as soon as you can. Otherwise sounds normal.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: There is no definitive drug interaction. However, with all supplements there is always a risk of adverse reactions.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Lowering ventilation: Pneumonia decreases the lungs ability to fully expand. This decreases ventilation and has little effect on perfusion. Therefore you have a decreased ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Could be normal: This could be normal. It may be the baby moving. However , if you are having vaginal bleeding , large loss of fluid, contractions occurring more frequ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Infection: This description sounds like lymph nodes. It is common to get swollen lymph nodes during an infection. These will go away on their own. If they persis... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Needs to be evaluated for swelling and point tenderness. Pain with vibration is a bad sign.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe: Yellow mustard will pull the heat out. Zinc cream otc will help healing. Silvadine cream by rx is very good for burns.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Does it itch?: Is it between your fingers? Do you smoke? See your family physician , perform Alan's test. distinguish between raynauds, buergers, tinea versicolor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Carpal tunnel: should be considered. Usually from overuse injury. See your family physician to rule out other causes.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Make sure to Clean: Plums should be fine in pregnancy. It is important to wash and clean all fruit to prevent the ingestion of any chemicals that are on the produce.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Likely dry skin: Itching can be caused by many different things. Depending on how long and how often this happens you can try treating it with several different option... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Tinnitus: Ringing in your ear is called "tinnitus". It can be caused by many different things but most commonly by damage to your ear by high freq sound and exc... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
BPH treatment: It is unlikely that the problems associated with BPH, the enlargement of the prostate, will change without medication. BPH is common and occurs as men... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Please describe: Please describe this lump better: Symmetry (symmetric or asymmetric) Borders: regular or irregular Color Diameter Elevated Changes over time (other th... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
HBA1C too high!: Hi Jean47, Your HBA1C, which measures average blood glucose over three months, is very high. In diabetics of your age, I want to see HBA1C values bel... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Possible migraine: A throbbing, one-sided, debilitating, worsening-if-active headache is the classic description of a migraine headache. If your wife can predict she is ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
ENT: An ENT doctor is a good choice for this complaint as they are able to see you in the office to evaluation and give possible treatment options. They ha... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
It depends...: Most people who have Bell's palsy recover completely, without treatment, in 1 to 2 months.2 This is especially true for people who can still partly mo... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Probably a combo: These symptoms could easily be the result of a virus that effects the stomach and GI tract or heartburn. However it is important to evaluate any patie... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See your Doctor: It is likely the result of the hormone in the progesterone shot. It often causes bleeding, but it should not last one month. See your primary care phy... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Need more detail: Periods are almost never spaced perfectly, with more irregularities in spacing occurring as women age. Can you describe the liquid in more detail? I w... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: In this day and age, a person is unlikely to die from a cavity in their tooth. It depends on their oral hygiene habits. If a person has a cavity and n... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Rectal Pain: These symptoms could be consistent with that of an external hemorrhoids. I would recommend seeing your PCP
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Migraine causes: Migraines may be from stress, visual stimuli, weather changes, nitrates, fasting, and alcohol. They may also be from genetics. You should keep a recor... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Throat scope: Chronic cough is either lung, sinus/nasal, or stomach acid reflux. A lighted scope, etiher nasal or oral, could be very helpful.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Magnesium citrate: Magnesium cittrate is sold otc in an 8 oz bottle. It is a mild propulsant to help move stool, not just soften. Mix it with any flavoring and drink o... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
The: The keegle exercises work if done enough and right.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Carpal tunnel syndro: Consider carpal tunnel syndrome. Get an EMG and possible wrist x-ray. May need surgery or may be fixable with bracing and medication.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
A new TipTap: Before any exercise program, get a physical exam.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
A new TipTap: Propioception exercises are good for stroke rehab.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: This test has a very high false positive rate and is used primarily to rule out the presence of a clot. Just because the d-dimer is elevated does not... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Immediately: Clonazepam is a rapid acting benzodiazapine. It should work within one hour of ingestion. It is a good muscle relaxant. It can be habit forming wit... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe: Flax seed oil does better for fatty liver.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Home: Home aerosol machines are better than hand-held inhalers.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Melatonin: Take 2-3 mg of melatonin over the counter is a reasonable and affective sleep aid. If not affective, see family physician. Most over the counter sleep... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe 70mg: 70 (seventy) is the maximum daily dose. But this med is a stimulant and can cause heart and blood pressure issues. It should not be increased by mor... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
They're tasty: Blueberries contain a natural anti-oxidant. They can heip with circulation and mentation. Some say they also are anti-aging.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Olson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Olson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was very concerned, because the bruising feels larger than the discoloration. I will follow up with my physician if it doesn't improve by Friday. TY
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you very much, i study mbbs here in china, the doctors dont speak english, so i have no way to explain to them... what do u advise me to do sir?
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Thank you for putting my mind at ease a little! I'm scheduled for an ultrasound today as she didn't feel anything abnormal. I'm just nervous

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, West Virginia - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, West Virginia - Winter
2013
Top Family Physician, Third Place, West Virginia - Winter
2013
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