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DRS. BEATRIZ OLSON and ERIC OLSON were classmates who met on their first day of medical school. After graduating from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, they did their residencies and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh. They then moved to Washington, D.C. where Beatriz worked at the National Institutes of Health while Eric served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The Olson family moved to Connecticut in 1995.

Beatriz’s endocrinology practice has evolved over the last 26 years as she has studied and embraced complementary and functional medicine, founding an integrative healing group in Waterbury and becoming certified in age management. Her areas of special interest include thyroid disease, calcium disorders and hormone replacement. She has subspecialty certification in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. Her practice now combines state-of-the-art conventional medicine with advanced diagnostic techniques to identify hormonal and intestinal problems that can be treated to promote wellness, manage aging, and prevent disease. Her work is about empowering people to make choices that create better health, even though there may be a diagnosis of chronic medical conditions. “It is possible to reverse disease,” she says.

Eric’s practice now focuses on caring for shoulder, knee, and hip problems. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder, knee, and hip replacements are the operations he most frequently performs. He uses the most advanced techniques and tools for less invasive, precise and positive outcomes. He says he is passionate about orthopedics because “it combines my mind, my great training, my hands, technology and visual thinking and allows me to change peoples’ lives for the better.” While the couple have different specialties, both are trained in mind-body medicine and use this to improve treatment outcomes. This helps Eric get patients ready for surgery. “Weight loss, blood sugar control, muscle strengthening exercise help reduce the risk of post-operative complications,” he notes.

In the future the couple plan to work together to provide “Two Doctors Consults” to patients who require clarification through illness on their way to health.

BEATRIZ R. OLSON, M.D.

Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Hospital: Waterbury Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital

Professional affiliations: Endocrine Society, American Thyroid Association, North American Menopause Society, Age Management Medical Group, American College of Physicians

ERIC J. OLSON, M.D.

Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Hospital: Waterbury Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital

Professional affiliations: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, New England Shoulder and Elbow Society

DR. BEATRIZ OLSON Integrative Endocrinology

1625 Straits Tpk. Ste. 207, Middlebury • (203) 758-2594

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DR. ERIC OLSON Waterbury Orthopaedic Associates

1211 W. Main St., Waterbury • (203) 755-0163

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