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About Dr. Walter L Olson Jr

Dr. Walter L Olson Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Louisville, KY. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Olson has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Walter L Olson Jr is Great. Dr. Walter L Olson Jr has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Walter L Olson Jr is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Neurology

401 E Chestnut St Unit 510
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dr. Walter L Olson Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    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.

  • Psychiatry

    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.

  • Expertise

    20 Expertise

  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Neurophysiology
  • Essential Tremor
  • Headache
  • Stroke
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Electromyography
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Voice Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Autonomic Nervous System Diseases

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started as a good movement disorder specialist

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.

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Dr. Olson is One in a Million

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.

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Mean Receptionist

Whoever answers the phone in Dr. Olsen's office is extremely rude and snappy, for no reason at all. She needs to change her attitude quickly. There is no reason to treat everyone that calls like an idiot. Rude Rude Rude.

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Outstanding physician

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.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    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

    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

    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.

  • Education

    45 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Medical College Of Ohio Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Walter L Olson Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem IN Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA HIX
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Centene
    • Ambetter from MHS HIX
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • PHP Northern IN
    • PHP Select with Encircle
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

University Neurology, 401 E Chestnut St Unit 510, Louisville, KY


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