Robert B. Olsen, MD, DLFAPA, a Psychiatrist in private practice

Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Robert B. Olsen, who serves patients in Seattle, Washington.

Recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America, Dr. Olsen is a well-versed internist and psychiatrist in private practice in Seattle, Washington. He is responsible for diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders through the incorporation of medical, psychological, and social knowledge.

“The initial visit with Dr. Olsen is quite comprehensive; therefore, a substantial block of time will be set aside especially for you. After meeting with Dr. Olsen, a treatment plan will be established with regular visits ranging from every week, every month or every three  months” as stated on his website. 

Following the completion of his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1971, Dr. Olsen went on to further his education. He performed his residencies in internal medicine and psychiatry at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DLFAPA), he is board-certified in general psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting high quality patient care for the public through the initial and continuing certification of psychiatrists and neurologists.

Licensed to practice medicine in Washington and California, the doctor is also board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results.with his background  in internal  medicine, Dr. Olsen can  diagnose and treat the psychiatric complications of  medical illnesses.

An authority in his field with over five decades of experience, Dr. Olsen is the recipient of Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2015) and Patients’ Choice Award (2015), Best Doctors in America (2005-2006 and 2011-2012,) and America’s Top Psychiatrists (2002-2003).

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