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
About Our Survey

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.

4.5 out of 5 (108 Ratings, 25 Comments)

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02/08/2016
Everyone is very nice & helpful.
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100

02/07/2016
She is caring and considerate. Always interested in me and what is going on. I would and have highly recommended Dr Molly Olsen
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100

02/02/2016
I am very pleased with the care I receive from all of my Doctors.
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100

01/08/2016
My care provider allowed me to walk in for an appointment when I was very ill. She ordered urine and blood work and followed up within an hour getting me into the hospital for needed care.
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100

01/05/2016
She is knowledgeable, considerate, compassionate, prompt, thorough.
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12/14/2015
I think my only concern would be finding out about certain results of tests/Xrays that needed further attention only by computer. When a patient has an abnormal result it would be helpful to hear from the care provider or one of the staff and be able to simply discuss follow up to that abnormal finding such as further tests. [...]
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100

12/06/2015
Good info about options for treatment.
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12/03/2015
[...] So little regard was paid to my needs [...]
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100

11/23/2015
Everyone in Dr.Olsen's office is wonderful. [...] at front desk is amazing - knew my name from 1st visit.
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60

11/05/2015
I never feel like she is actually considering a word I say. She frequently seems to have pre-conceived notions before stepping in to talk with me and doesn't really consider any details I provide that might counter them.
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90

11/02/2015
I very much appreciate the speed of lab results and referrals.
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80

10/29/2015
I sometimes feel that provider relies too much on health info given by me and doesn't investigate enough on her own initiative; i.e. things that I might not be aware of.
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90

10/25/2015
I feel like I get the best care possible have all the confidence with Dr OLSEN that she's right on track with my health care
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100

10/20/2015
DR. Olsen is the Best Internal Medicine Doctor I have Ever had. She is very personable as well as Professional in her Appointments. I always Look Forward to seeing her because I Know she will Try Her Best to be Helpful, and get me a Referral if Necessary. Feel Strong Connection With Her!!
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90

10/04/2015
My Dr is very caring, practices current medical trends and always attentive to me.
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100

09/29/2015
Wonderful in every way
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100

09/20/2015
Dr. Olsen is great, thorough, pleasant, always on time and is an extremely good listener.
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100

09/15/2015
Dr. Olsen is a very good listener and communicator. After the visit I felt that my medical needs were getting the appropriate attention and that Olsen was invested in a continued pursuit of my overall health improvement.
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100

09/13/2015
I've switched from a larger care facility to this one would reccomend providence care to anyone that needs/wants better than adequate health care.
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100

09/01/2015
Dr. Olsen is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and very thorough at all appointments. Answers all questions and doesn't appear to be hurrying on to the next patient. She doesn't hesitate to refer me to specialists when necessary. Makes me feel like she truly cares about me as a patient.
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100

07/18/2015
I think Dr M Olsen is a great doctor.
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50

06/23/2015
Having trouble getting medication that seems to work better that what is prescribed currently and does not really listen to what I would prefer for treatment
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50

06/10/2015
She is pleasant to talk with but I do not have confidence in her diagnosis.
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06/02/2015
She was very thorough and cared about what was happening.
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80

05/03/2015
Not enough time alloted for appointment,
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