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.

4.7 out of 5 (104 Ratings, 39 Comments)

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09/27/2016
all was good.
80

09/23/2016
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

08/31/2016
always impressed with the quality of care and professionalism of all staff
100

08/25/2016
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

08/25/2016
I'm battling the [...] on a medical issue concerning my [...] physical. Molly has really tried to help me work through their demands.
70

08/22/2016
Her limited schedule sometimes limits the care. She has to move on if my needs are not met in 15 minutes.
100

08/18/2016
Happy , cheerful , friendly , caring , knowledgeable , smiles A broader choice of reading materials would be nice ,
90

08/01/2016
I talked to the doctor about a problem I had trying to get a new prescription as the one I had had expired. The person I talked to didn't fill the need and I called back the day I ran out of the current (at that time) prescription to see why the new one hadn't been done. I got excuses about how they needed 4 days to fill the request (I called on a Thursday and called again on a Monday), and I found out that individual didn't work on that Friday. I asked the doctor at the appointment whether only one person fill prescription requests and was told "No, someone's supposed to be available each day during the week. The doctor was shocked at what I told her and said she'd check on what happened. I haven't heard anything about it since.
100

07/20/2016
I find Dr. Olsen to be very sensitive to my health needs.
80

07/13/2016
I genuinely feel that Dr. Olsen has my best interests at heart, and I appreciate her patience with me. I tend to be easily confused. I have special needs she works hard to address.
100

07/05/2016
Dr. Molly Olsen is terrific. Very compassionate and she listened to me. She didn't seem rushed and that was key to a great visit. She also wanted information on my overall health and other physician visits which impressed me. She saw me as a whole person, not just someone coming to her for one thing.
90

07/05/2016
She wanted to find out together what the causes of this new condition are so any needed treatment would be effective.
100

07/05/2016
I appreciated Molly's care and how she was relatable and easy to talk to. she is empathetic, yet knows enough to get results.
100

06/15/2016
I have received excellent care by the Providence Hood River Clinics and Hospital!
100

05/24/2016
Smiles, laughter mini hug.
100

05/19/2016
When I first met my provider, I was 75. Told her I expected to live to 100 and her job was to keep me going. She's trying her best to make it happen.
100

05/18/2016
This provider is very easy to talk to and communicates well.
90

05/17/2016
from the front office staff to the nurses your staff is always friendly and helpful. I have found Dr Olson to be very responsive to my concerns about ongoing health issues .
100

05/17/2016
Molly Olsen is wonderful. She pays close attention to my needs and always listens carefully.
100

05/05/2016
the MA who saw me before the physician has very minimal bedside manner, does not express much empathy, seems disinterested,
100

04/26/2016
Dr Olsen quickly diagnosed my problem after running a few tests. She then followed up with an appt to clearly explain it to me. She was very understanding and compassionate.
100

04/20/2016
Dr. Olsen has always been very professional and attentive to my needs. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
100

04/07/2016
Very kind [...]
60

04/06/2016
She doesn't listen to my partner at all. She doesn't work WITH her, she tries to dictate things to us.
100

03/29/2016
Molly Olsen is wonderful.
100

03/23/2016
[...] I'm very thankful that I'm now a member of The Providence healthcare system. Thank you and your whole team for all you give to your patients.
100

03/22/2016
Dr. Great, staff at times lacks sound judgement
100

03/02/2016
EXCELLENT.
100

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

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

01/05/2016
She is knowledgeable, considerate, compassionate, prompt, thorough.
 

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. [...]
100

12/06/2015
Good info about options for treatment.
 

12/03/2015
[...] So little regard was paid to my needs [...]
100

11/23/2015
Everyone in Dr.Olsen's office is wonderful. [...] at front desk is amazing - knew my name from 1st visit.
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.
90

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