Lifestyle, Integrative and Psychedelic MedicineShawn Olson, MD, MPH, DipABLM, FACOEM
Know yourself. Make changes that matter. Find balance. Thrive.
Welcome to realcare
At realcare, we use an integrative approach to help unleash your body’s inner healing intelligence. We are dedicated to whole-body health, uniting cutting edge medical insight with time tested wisdom. The next generation of medicine has arrived, and it is anchored upon meticulous evidence-informed care, personalized medicine, and dedication to employing the science of prevention, rather than relying on reactive “too late” care. The key to lifelong wellbeing lies within each of us, starting with making healthy lifestyle top priority.
Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine
Ketamine and psychedelic medicine can be the catalyst needed to spark transformative change. Proven effective in the treatment of depression and PTSD, ketamine can also be helpful for anxiety, OCD, addiction and stress. This medicine can improve neuroplasticity, allowing new neural connections to form in the brain. This can help those who feel “stuck”, in need of major insight and change. Dr. Olson is a highly trained expert, dedicated to guiding patients through process of ketamine assisted psychotherapy. The ketamine experience creates a unique opportunity for behavior change by improving your brain’s neuroplasticity. Dr. Olson can assist you to integrate this experience, to navigate the most difficult to change lifestyle behaviors, and to optimize whole-body health.
Integrative medicine takes the best of conventional medicine and seamlessly weaves it together with an incredible array of techniques and tools with strong scientific support that aren’t even on the radar for many clinicians. This is anchored on the dedication to assess all options based on their merits, neither accepting alternative therapies nor rejecting conventional medicine without careful consideration. Our healing-oriented practice takes into account the whole person—body, mind and spirit—along with all aspects of lifestyle. Dr. Olson will support you along your path to gain insight into your body, with dedication to use the least invasive, lowest risk, most natural and effective strategies whenever possible, helping you to improve your quality of life, reverse the course of current disease and reduce risk in the health problems in the future.
Our clinical approach addresses whole body wellbeing. Lifestyle factors play a large role in quality of life as well as risk of the many common health conditions. Diabetes, excess weight, heart disease, pain, cancer, and many other conditions are directly related to day-to-day lifestyle. Dr. Olson harnesses the science of behavior change and habit formation to help you find a path that works in your life, and will work with you to navigate which areas of lifestyle change are most important to achieve your goals. He is a highly experienced lifestyle medicine expert, with passion for helping those he works with to enact medically specific changes in behaviors surrounding sleep, nutrition, exercise, and stress management.
Cannabis is an excellent choice for individuals who experience one of Minnesota’s current qualifying medical conditions, including cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Tourette Syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, seizures, severe and persistent muscle spasms, terminal illness, intractable pain, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, sleep apnea, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic vocal and motor tic disorder, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Olson certifies patients for Minnesota’s medical cannabis program. Contact us to find out more.
Shawn Olson, MD, MPH, DipABLM, FACOEM
Dr. Olson understands the body’s tremendous capacity to heal and specializes in guiding patients to harness this power. He believes that we should not settle for simply being “not sick.“ We can be truly well in our bodies, regardless of our history and what we have been told in the past. He understands the significant impact our environment can have on health and wellness and is dedicated to prevention of disease wherever possible over reactive “too late” medicine.
Dr. Olson has extensive experience, with over a decade of clinical practice. He is board certified in occupational medicine and lifestyle medicine, with fellowship training in integrative medicine. He has completed Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine training through the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute under the supervision of Dr. Scott Shannon. Dr. Olson has wide ranging knowledge, with experience in diverse areas including occupational medicine, preventive medicine and public health, anesthesiology, spinal medicine and chronic pain management, lifestyle medicine and integrative medicine.
For thousands of years, the doctor's job was to guide healing and to relieve suffering. Only with the advent of scientific medicine did the balance shift to nearly exclusive focus on curing disease. Dr. Olson embraces a return to healing, presence, and connection in medicine, joining patients along their journey to discover their strength, find balance and return to their nature.