Before I met Dr. Olmsted I had been to countless doctors over the course of 15 years. I had been called a “medical freak” by several of those doctors. I was dealing with wrist pain for over a decade that had reached the point where I couldn’t even take the cap off of a dry erase marker. As a teacher, I was starting to worry about my ability to do my job. On a whim, I made an appointment with Dr. Olmsted and his amazing staff. He made a diagnosis in such a quick amount of time that I actually sought out a 2nd opinion. The other doctor I visited was highly recommended, but when he asked what brought me in, I told him it was to get a second opinion. He asked which doctor I had already seen. When I told him, the other doctor simply said, “I’ll look if you want, but that man is great. Do whatever he says and make sure he’s the one that does it!”
He wasn’t wrong. Dr. Olmsted went on to do a partial wrist fusion that was caused by undiagnosed juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I now have more function in that wrist than I ever had before and there’s no more pain! I have since gone back for a variety of things, including broken fingers and a thumb fusion. He is truly a gifted doctor and surgeon and I can’t speak highly enough of him and Matt Anderson, OTL!