By Dr David Tuller.
Steven Olson, MD, a 1984 graduate of the UC Davis School of Medicine, practices family medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, Calif. He also serves as the Permanente Medical Group’s regional physician director for Northern California, an area that includes some 4.5 million members. Among his responsibilities is to oversee outside referrals, which involves matching patients with medical centers that provide services Kaiser Permanente does not offer, such as organ transplants, or assessing patient requests to see specialists not affiliated with the organization.
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