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Loren A Olson MD

Location: Des Moines, IA US
Website: http://www.FinallyOutBook.com


Dr. Olson is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been engaged in the clinical practice of psychiatry for over thirty years. He has been recognized for his achievements by his peers as a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and by the people he serves as a recipient of the "Exemplary Psychiatrist Award" from the National Alliance for Mental Illness. Dr. Olson has conducted research on mature gay men and presented the initial results at the World Congress in Psychiatry in Prague, September, 2008. He is currently is writing a book on mature men coming out, due for publication in 2010. He is an active contributor to several blogs and has had his essays published in psychiatric and lay publications. He has received awards for his writing. He has been active in teaching psychiatry, and throughout his professional life, he has actively advocated for the needs of the mentally ill on a national, state and local level. He formerly served as a Flight Surgeon in the United States Navy. Dr. Olson was featured via Skype on Good Morning America "Bringing Back the House Call, Virtually" http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7530334 His experience as a gay man and a Christian was featured via a video-taped interview at the National Conference of the United Church of Christ, attended by several hundred people. Dr. Olson and his life partner of over 20 years will be married in September of 2009. He was previously married and is the proud father of two daughters and five grandchildren. He and his partner live on a farm where they raise Belted Galloway Cattle. He has also been featured on RFD-TV on raising grass-fed beef.