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Dr. Kevin Olson

Family Medicine
Chester, WV
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Columbus, OH

Address

2250 Northwest Blvd, Columbus, OH
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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306 Answers
139 Agrees
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Normal bmi: Bmi of 21.4 that is within normal limits.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: If you see the results on paper, you can trust them. If it is him telling you the answers, the results may be questionable.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes it is possible: It is possible that you are pregnant if you are having unprotected sex. It is recommended that you obtain a pregnancy test or see your doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
See doctor: If continuous bleeding, go to ER as soon as possible as that may indicate a bowel perforation If it just bleeds with bowel movement, then schedule a v... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Folliculitis: Likely an infected hair follicle. If it is not bothering you or getting larger you probably don't need to do anything for it. If it is, you could tr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
No: No, this is not a sign of pregnancy. Sounds like it is just discharge.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
May need to switch: May need to switch medications with different hormone levels. Go see the doctor that prescribed the medication to switch.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Go see your doctor: Most headaches that last this long are most likely due to muscle spasms from the neck or shoulder. Put ice on the back of your head and take 800mg of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Branching Point: The left main coronary artery divides or branches into two other arteries. 1) left anterior descending (lad) 2) left circumflex the point at wh... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Remove the piercing: The bleeding was caused by too much use prior to the piercing becoming fully healed. Remove the piercing and allow the hole to close if the bleeding c... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Vapor rub helps: I agree with nasal saline, but vapor rub on the bottom of the feet helps alot. Put socks on after the vapor rub.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Check a urine: Kidneys or bladder can cause back pain. Any trouble with urination? See your family doctor.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Dots: A spider bite usually has several dots in the red area. Also, the spider injects venom which causes a much larger area of redness and induration(roug... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Bubble baths can be very drying and irratating to sensitive skin. How old is baby? My baby is 21 years old.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
There is a reason: You most likely have an infection under the toenail. If it continues to puss and cause more swelling, then go to your pcp. Otherwise, keep it clean, u... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: Beano is a simethicone anti-gas agent that is not absorbed for the bowel. It is ok for gas, but does nothing for heartburn.
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Chest pain: Chest and/or lung pain could be due to various causes. I suggest going to your pcp or nearest er. Take care.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Ear infection: Description sounds like an ear infection. See your pcp so the physician can take a look in your ears and throat. May need antibiotics if its a bacteri... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Arch pain treatment: You could have plantar fasciitis, a foot sprain, a stress fracture or a pulled muscle. Try resting, icing, compressing and elevating. You could also t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: You can do a simple blood test. Symptoms include: loss of menstrual period and infertility.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Minor trauma: The bleeding is most likely from minor trauma from sexual intercourse. If it continues, see a local doctor to investigate the source of bleeding. If y... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Weight: Your BMI is 22.8 kg/m2. This is not considered overweight. Total normal weight gain in pregnancy is 11-15 kg weight gain at 40 weeks.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Allergy or infection: Are you allergic to latex, which is found in many condoms? It could be from have protected vaginal intercourse and then participating in oral sex. I w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Appointment with PCP: Without knowing the specific infection, it is recommended you make an appointment with your primary care physician who can diagnose the infection and ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Ejection fraction: The left ventricle exists to pump blood throughout the body. During each heartbeat, the ventricle pumps a certain fraction of the blood it receives. A... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Somatic Dysfunction: Although this could have more serious implications like aortic dissection, pancreatitis, heart attack, etc. Given your age and mild complaint, I'm mo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Yes, you could be pregnant. Please take a pregnancy test to check.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Mel,st.j, cherry: Melatonin to help sleep, st john's wort for mood and motivation, and black cherry juice for inflamation and spasm.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
What?: From which body opening is the mucous coming from?
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Probably not: Not a common side effect of lipitor (atorvastatin). Could be reflux. Tell your doctor. If on lipitor (atorvastatin), you probably have high cholest... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Prpbably: You are probably a chronic carrier of infection. Antibiotic therapy never completely eliminates the infection. Get a culture(not just strep). Treat ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Resistance/protein: Weight traning is the best way to gain muscle. Muscle is more dese than fat, so you might lose inches, but gain weight. Eat protein (an amount the s... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Dry mouth: Dry mouth is the first sign of dehydation. Dry eyes and tenting waxy skin follow. Then, no urine output. Not being able to sweat is bad. The body ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
May be Diabetic: Sugar craving can be rapid changes in blood sugar. Could be diabetic or pre-diabetic. Any famoly history? Check lab: sugar, hga1c, triglycerides, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Does NOT matter: For cardiovascular fitness, she needs to reach and maintain a target heart of 50 to 75% of maximum heart rate. At 50 yo, her target hr is 170 and 50 ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Rice cereal is thinner when mixed and easier to swallow in the transsition from sucking to eating. It is also less allergenic . Oatmeal cereal is th... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Sounds viral: A mouth virus will cause low grade fever and blisters. Rx anti-viral meds work well. Otc cold sore meds may help.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Menstrual period: Lower abdo pain and fullness could be pregnancy, have you missed a period? It can also be a bladder or vaginal infection. Constipation also causes ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Because you told him: Honesty is best. There is really no easy way for them to tell unless they are very well trained wth very focused and intense exam.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Micous and protien: The moucous and protien are noral part of ovulation. If they stay inside the vaginal area for a little while, they can smell like baby boo-boo. Spra... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Maybee: The disease is a virus and will pass on its own with time. In an infant, the mouth sores may hurt so bad that they might not eat or drink. Dehydrati... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Exercise and roids: The first ray(metatarsal) is elevated in chronic turf toe. Low-dye to depress the first ray helps . Ice it down at least 200 times a day. Stretch t... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Butt cheek: The pirifoemis muscle layes under each butt cheek. It helps turn the leg outward. So driving with the right foot turned out can imbalance the pirif... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Difinitely irritated: The irritation could be infection or allergy. You should be seen by a doctor. Try salt water and Aspirin gargle for some relief.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Out-pouches colon: Colon is a long tube, and sometimes it gets "out-pouches, big or small. Pressure in the colon causes them. They can hurt, get infected or bleed. Ca... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Leave it on : Rub the cream in twice a day and leave it on . It should kill fungus, but spots will not clear until skin tans to match other skin.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Zinc lozenges : Zinc deficiency can cause loss of taste. Too much zinc can cause hand and foot numbness. If all other major medical problems have been eliminated, t... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: Otc Prilosec et. Al. Will change the acidity of the stomach. Some rx meds need the acid to be absorbed. Take the Prilosec alone at bedtime. Take an... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
See a doctor: It could be something simple as a hemorrhoid, which is easily treatable. It could be much more serious, so see a doctor. It is not normal.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
3 - 5 days: These are not "routine" tests that most labs run daily, so ot may take a few days to get results.
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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! 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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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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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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