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.

4.6 out of 5 (111 Ratings, 35 Comments)

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05/24/2016
Smiles, laughter mini hug.
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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.
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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 .
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05/17/2016
Molly Olsen is wonderful. She pays close attention to my needs and always listens carefully.
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05/05/2016
the MA who saw me before the physician has very minimal bedside manner, does not express much empathy, seems disinterested,
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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.
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04/20/2016
Dr. Olsen has always been very professional and attentive to my needs. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
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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.
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03/29/2016
Molly Olsen is wonderful.
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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.
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03/22/2016
Dr. Great, staff at times lacks sound judgement
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03/02/2016
EXCELLENT.
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02/08/2016
Everyone is very nice & helpful.
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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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02/02/2016
I am very pleased with the care I receive from all of my Doctors.
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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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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. [...]
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12/06/2015
Good info about options for treatment.
 

12/03/2015
[...] So little regard was paid to my needs [...]
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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.
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.
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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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!!
90

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

09/29/2015
Wonderful in every way
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09/20/2015
Dr. Olsen is great, thorough, pleasant, always on time and is an extremely good listener.
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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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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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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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07/18/2015
I think Dr M Olsen is a great doctor.