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Dr. Shawn Olson

Co-Owner, Director of Integrative Medicine

Dr. Olson understands the body’s tremendous capacity to heal and specializes in guiding patients to harness this power. He strongly believes that we should not settle for simply being “not sick“, and that we can be truly well in our body, regardless of our history and what we’ve been told in the past.  He understands the significant effect the environment we find ourselves in can have on health and wellness.  He is dedicated to the primacy of prevention of disease wherever possible over reactive “too late” medicine. 

Dr. Olson specializes in the evidence-based application of specific changes in the things we do every day, our lifestyle, to address a wide range of conditions. He has extensive clinical experience in the science and application of behavior change and has a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of different strategies to address nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and stress management. Through specific changes in these factors, individuals can note significant improvement in their quality of life, functional capacity, and overall life satisfaction, along with notable improvement in control or risk for development of many of the most common conditions seen in the United States. 

Dr. Olson's expertise is integrative medicine. He understands the body as an integrated ecosystem which is intimately connected to the people around us and the world that sustains us. To solve a persistent problem, it rarely is sufficient to simply treat the symptom-we must understand the underlying process. This includes an extensive investigation of each person as an individual, rather than just another cog in the machine, with a deep understanding of the factors in our environment, relationships and history that led to the path we find ourselves in. This involves consideration of not only wellness of the body and mind, but of the spirit. He understands that at the root of our problems is the potential for healing, with lasting results that grow over time. He has expertise, understanding and respect for a wide range of integrative techniques, along with skill in the use of plant medicines and supplements.

Dr. Olson has extensive experience, with over a decade of clinical practice. He is board certified in occupational medicine and lifestyle medicine, with fellowship training in integrative medicine. He has completed Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine training through the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute under the supervision of Dr. Scott Shannon. Dr Olson has wide ranging knowledge, with experience in diverse areas including occupational medicine, preventive medicine and public health, anesthesiology, spinal medicine and chronic pain management, lifestyle medicine and integrative medicine. 

Dr. Olson understands that for thousands of years, the doctor's job was to relieve suffering. Only with the advent of scientific medicine did the balance shift to a nearly exclusive focus on curing disease. He feels it is his duty to return the focus towards healing, presence, and connection, joining patients along their journey to discover their strength, find balance and return to their nature.

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