Biography & Education

Biography
Molly Olsen became a doctor to combine her passion for helping people with her interest in science. She enjoys internal medicine because it allows her to care for her patients throughout their lives.

In her practice, she prioritizes prevention and encourages her patients to adopt or maintain healthy habits.  “I think it’s important to address each patient as an individual,” she said. “I respect each person’s priorities and personal values, which is why I strongly encourage patients to participate in health care decisions.”

Molly graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., with an undergraduate degree in biology. She went on to earn her medical degree from OHSU in Portland Ore., and completed her residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Originally from Atlanta, Ga., she is excited to join the Hood River community. She has a son with her husband Steve Olsen, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat physician. They both enjoy outdoor activities and are eager to explore the Columbia Gorge.
Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
Bachelor's degree: Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.
Medical degree: OHSU
Residency: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Board certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine

Care Locations

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.7 out of 5 (116 Ratings, 32 Comments)

70

07/05/2017
only saw this provider once as my regular care doc was out of town. office staff is always helpful and courteous
90

06/19/2017
I was using the Weight Management Clinic and was very pleased with the staff. I wish that someone had told us about the existence of this specialty in this practice long ago!
100

05/29/2017
Expresses a personal heart-felt concern backed by a supporting friendly staff !
100

05/03/2017
Dr Olsen is an outstanding doctor. She's smart and most importantly she's compassionate. She listened to my concerns and addressed them appropriately. She provided me with timely updates on my lab tests which I appreciate. I feel fortunate that she is my primary care physician.
100

04/28/2017
I love the weight program she has started and all the referrals and extra programs offered by the hospital & community.
90

04/05/2017
I appreciate the time Dr Olsen took with me and that she listened to everything I had to say. I felt like she genuinely wants to get to the root of my health issue.
100

03/24/2017
Evidently, in chatting with Dr. Molly, I gave her enough information that she was concerned I may have had a mini stroke. She followed through, (I already had an eye exam scheduled for the same day). conference with eye doctor, and then scheduled me for an MRI. MRI showed something and I get to visit neurology on Monday in Beaverton. I would say, she and her office were on it.
100

03/22/2017
overall excellent care
100

03/20/2017
Wonderful as always, I feel ever so fortunate to be with Dr Olsen and everyone on her team!
100

03/01/2017
I have always received wonderful care at Providence.
50

02/21/2017
Molly constantly makes our family upset because her only goal is to take away my husband's driver's license. He is a safe driver with no tickets or accidents. We feel she should spend time adding another med for him and give medical check-ups -
100

02/21/2017
I have always received excellent care from Dr. Molly. She understands my medical needs and listens to all of my concerns. I just love her. She's kind and caring.
100

02/13/2017
I LIKE DR. OLSEN VERY MUCH. VERY PLEASANT, PERSONABLE, AND ALWAYS LISTENS. NEVER ACTS AS IF SHE IS IN A HURRY. I AM VERY SATISFIED THAT SHE IS MY DOCTOR, !!!
100

02/12/2017
Dr Olson goes to great extremes to talk to me and listen to me when I have questions or difficulties with the aging problem. Never is there a rush to get me out of there.
100

02/02/2017
She is a caring dr. and I felt her sincerity.
80

01/24/2017
All very good- no bad exp.
100

01/23/2017
Dr. Olsen heads up the Wt. Mgmt. Program, a very excellent, well-conceived, planned, & executed program. I feel VERY supported in my weight loss journey with her - a good coach definitely on your side trying hard to help!
100

01/05/2017
Dr Olson went above and beyond to address concerns and follow up on info in my chart and secure a referral for done care of a much more serious nature than our spot was intended. Her diligence and proactive thinking had me dining true praises of providence..adjoining with the genuine compassion. I have recursive from her and members of the infusion center as well as the financial office. just overwhelming in they kindness and patience and willingness to go beyond. God bless these women!
100

01/05/2017
This provider gives careful thought when answering questions about my health and defers to my primary care provider when appropriate. I appreciate the encouragement I receive during my visits.
100

11/29/2016
Dr. Olsen takes time in her very busy schedule to listen. She cares. She provides the best medical care possible - & coordinates well with my other health care providers. She is respectful.
100

11/17/2016
I am so VERY fortunate to have DR Olsen and her team caring so beautifully for me!
90

11/11/2016
Very thorough in determining diagnosis & consulting with specialists.
100

10/27/2016
Dr. Olsen is very caring and thorough.
100

10/18/2016
I really appreciated getting an appointment so quickly and being fit into Dr. Olsen's busy schedule. During that visit she was very attentive and did not give me the impression she needed to hurry the appt. since I was added.
100

10/05/2016
love Dr Olson but the answering service is beyond poor for this clinic!!!!
80

09/28/2016
all was good.
80

09/24/2016
The only comment I have is the nurse or medical assistant "[...]" initially when greeting me appeared angry and rushed and did not greet me or introduce herself. She just told me to get on the scale. It made me feel very uncomfortable.
100

09/01/2016
always impressed with the quality of care and professionalism of all staff
100

08/26/2016
Molly is an excellent provider. She listens well, makes great eye contact and always has my needs at the top of the list. May husband and I are both her patients.
100

08/26/2016
I'm battling the [...] on a medical issue concerning my [...] physical. Molly has really tried to help me work through their demands.
70

08/23/2016
Her limited schedule sometimes limits the care. She has to move on if my needs are not met in 15 minutes.
100

08/19/2016
Happy , cheerful , friendly , caring , knowledgeable , smiles A broader choice of reading materials would be nice ,