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Dr. Walter L Olson Jr has the following 2 specialties
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Diseases
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Essential Tremor
- Muscle Spasticity
- Spinal Injuries
- Parkinson Disease
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Voice Disorders
- Movement Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Migraine Disorder
- Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
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Dr olson promptly diagnosed me, and began medicine regiment. However, when the medicine didn't work, he told me there was nothing else he could do. he retired, and did not even notify me. Now I'm stuck desperately looking for a new dr. Don't bother making appointment with him, like I said he is retired.
Dr. Olson is one of the few great MD's remaining in the US today. He does not ask cookie cutter questions with cookie cutter answers. He is amazingly thorough and incredibly precise. Do not waste your money on MD's who do nothing but band-aid treatments when Dr. Olson will find and accurately address the cause. There are not many out there like him - he actually listens to what you say and understands what you've said.
Dr. Olson is willing to spend the time it takes to not only reach a diagnosis but to help the pt. understand why he reached this conclusion but also to help the pt. understand their personnel situation. Dr. Olson is outstanding in his field not only from a personnel standpoint but also a professional standpoint.
Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2008)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
45 Years Experience
Ohio State University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
Medical College Of Ohio Hospital
Dr. Walter L Olson Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- Anthem IN Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA HIX
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- Ambetter from MHS HIX
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Preferred PPO
PHP Northern IN
- PHP Select with Encircle
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsUniversity Neurology, 401 E Chestnut St Unit 510, Louisville, KY
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