Dr. Richard Olson's practice is focused on Rheumatology. He has a special interest in osteoporosis and the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal disorders and autoimmune diseases, including Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus.
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my experience in healthcare. I am originally from Rockford, Illinois, and I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I continued my studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, obtaining my medical degree. Following my graduation, I pursued training in internal medicine as part of my residency at Boston City Hospital. In addition, I completed a subspecialty training program, or fellowship, in Rheumatology at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. My practice is focused on Rheumatology. I have special interest in osteoporosis and the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal disorders and autoimmune diseases, including Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. I am regularly involved in national and international clinical research studies on prospective new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis in which OrthoIllinois participates. It is my mission to provide you excellent service, as well as compassionate care. I always strive to provide you the same high quality of medical care that I would offer to a member of my family I am actively involved in continuing medical education, and I am the Rheumatology Course Director for medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford. I am actively involved in Rockford community activities and frequently give informational lectures on osteoporosis, alternative medicine, and other topics related to Rheumatology. In addition to my extensive medical commitments, I serve on the boards of the Goldie B. Floberg Center and Second Congregational – First Presbyterian Church Foundation and am Chairman of the OSF Institutional Review Board.. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further improve your experience at Ortho Illinois. My goal is to provide you the best medical care available. I am looking forward to meeting with you. - Richard Olsen, M.D. Conditions & Treatments Autoimmune Diseases Basil Joint Arthritis Foot and Ankle Arthritis Hip Arthritis Knee Arthritis Osteoarthritis Shoulder Arthritis Training Bachelor's Degree, University of Illinois Medical Degree, University of Michigan Residency, Internal Medical, Boston City Hospital Fellowship, Rheumatology, Boston University Memberships Board-certified: American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Board-certified: American Board of Internal Medicine Course Director: Rheumatology: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford National Osteoporosis Foundation Member: The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Diplomat: National Board of Medical Examiners Fellow: American College of Rheumatology Member: American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Certified Clinical Densitometrist International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Hospital Affiliations OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Mercy Rockford Hospital SwedishAmerican Hospital