Here’s what some of our patients say about our family medicine practice.
“Imagine getting a doctor’s appointment without waiting for weeks and weeks. Imagine feeling relaxed and not rushed while talking with your doctor. Imagine your doctor taking time to get to know you, not just your complaint. Imagine your doctor treating you, as a whole person, not just your condition or disease. Imagine yourself as radiantly healthy, not just disease free. Doesn’t that sound like a fantasy, ungrounded in reality? Read on.
I have gone to Shirley Olson for number of minor but irksome ailments. Each time she has deftly diagnosed them and prescribed an effective treatment plan. (In the past various doctors have minimized these types of complaints and spent very little time trying to resolve them.) Shirley took the time to figure out the root cause to not only solve the problem at that time, but to help me proactively prevent it from recurring. As she is being an expert technician, she is warm, kind, and compassionate. I would always leave her office feeling well cared for and confident of a quick resolution to the problem.
What sets Shirley apart is her focus on maximizing my health and well-being. To me health is not the absence of disease, discomfort, or complaints. Health is a radiant vitality, the capacity to fully engage in and enjoy life. While I will never be a star athlete, I want to be able to use my body to fully engage with life – and that includes vigorous activities. Shirley supports me and my goals; that is the essence of her practice.
Shirley runs a complete healthcare center, not just the doctors office. In addition to the gym, she offers biofeedback and many other services to numerous to list here.
I’ve written this out of my gratitude for the way in which Shirley turned my life around. I am an “older” adult whose health was declining. She has reversed that. I now feel vitality I have not felt in decades. I hope these comments have been of benefit to you, dear reader.”
“Shirley Olson’s cheerful competence makes my husband and me look forward to meeting with her. She is welcoming, with excellent listening skills. She is willing to try alternative approaches if the patient isn’t ready to try what she suggests. Her computer skills are excellent, and she types a record of whatever was suggested or decided while the patient is still in the room, so that pertinent information is available to the patient and nothing is forgotten. This medical office is very efficiently run.”
— Charmaine and Larry Estes
“Best Dr. I have ever had. Won’t see anyone but her. She is caring. She won’t stop looking till she finds what is wrong with you. We need more Dr’s like her.
I have an unusual condition; one that most Doctors are not familiar with. I had been to a number of Doctors and allergists, but to no avail. They treated the symptoms with drugs that didn’t help the condition but did make me feel worse.
I finally found Shirley Olsen, and she is amazing! She went right to work to find the cause and the answers to what is happening in my body. She did extensive testing and a natural treatment approach has been life changing for me! It’s been (and still is) a long process and Shirley is with me every step of the way. I feel more healthy than I have in years and I am so grateful that I found her.
Shirley Olsen is extremely knowledgeable in her field and she really cares about her patients.”
“I found out about Shirley after my primary care giver, Patty Ammon, tragically died in 2012. The staff in her office suggested that I contact Shirley in Ouray, as she was a practitioner who believed in hormonal therapy, and I could not find a new primary doctor who would do so.
She has always been approachable and ready to listen. Over the years she has continued to learn so much about preventative tests and treatments. She has provided many tests for me, including diagnostics for stool, for allergies and for hormonal balance. She spends a great deal of time explaining each result as well. Prevention is her motto, and she is there to help to keep our bodies working the best for as long as we can!!
I appreciate her “updox” email facility for all patients. Emailing her through that service has been helpful when I have had questions and concerns. Looking up old reports has been helpful when re-ordering prescriptions or other immunizations, etc.
I really appreciate her professional, yet warm and personal service!”
— Althea Turner
“Thank you so much for everything you have done and been so easy to work with. It’s been a pleasure to work with you over the years! I wish you the best of luck in your new adventures.”
I am in receipt of your letter informing your patients that you will be leaving. Needless to say, I am disappointed, but I also understand that we all have our respectful journeys in life.
I want you to know how much I have enjoyed working with you on my health care! It felt like a real partnership, and I always had confidence in you and the direction we were going! I have the greatest respect for your knowledge and skill…and your pursuit of enhancing both through continuing education.
Thank you for being the kind of health care provider I have always sought! I will miss you, but I also wish you and your family every happiness in wherever your journey goes from here!”
“I feel really lucky to have found Shirley as a practitioner. I have seen many doctors in different specialties over the last few years and each time I left feeling defeated…however when I told Shirley what was going on, she acknowledged what I was saying and I felt I was truly being heard by someone. In fact, she pin pointed what was actually going on a full year before any specialist ever gave me a diagnosis. She is very good at what she does and she is knowledgeable on a broad level.”
“It is rare to find someone with Shirley Olson’s knowledge and listening skills in the medical field. If you want someone who listens to your issues, can interact on a medical level that you can understand, and offer you medical options that fit your needs, Shirley is the person with whom you need to schedule your next appointment. I am very happy with her care.”
“Another reason for joy! Our surgeon feels YOU caught my cancer early enough for good prognosis. We are gonna beat this one!!”
“SPECIAL THANKS TO YOU!! My husband and I have MANY TOMMOROWS to look forward to!! We know that GOD guided you to make an early diagnosis of my cancer. ”