Pavilion Family Medicine

Meet Our Team

Our experienced staff is committed to nothing short of excellence.  When you visit our office, our friendly, helpful staff will answer your questions and make suggestions on how to best serve you. At Pavilion Family Medicine, we believe that health and wellness are achieved only through a healthy partnership between physician and patient. Listening to the patient provides the richest diagnostic information available, and taking the time to do so allows both parties to be involved in decisions, prevention, and treatment.


David Olson, MD

david olson mdDr. Olson has a wealth of experience, having started family practice in 1980 in rural Colorado before moving on to urban family medicine in Michigan and then back to Denver, getting an MBA degree and becoming a Medical Director in California, Texas, and Ohio. In 2004 Dr. Olson and his wife, Shirley Olson, FNP, fell in love with the town of Ouray and decided to move back to Colorado to call it home.  Together they opened Ouray Family Medicine before opening Pavilion Family Medicine in Montrose, Colorado in 2012.

Dr. Olson is a graduate of the 6-year Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University in Chicago, is Board Certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, and is also the Medical Director of the Basin Clinic in Naturita, in the west end of Montrose County.  Dr. Olson can be found in his garage repairing automobiles, at the community theater rehearsing for his latest role, or outdoors hiking local trails and peaks.

Phillips Exeter Academy, 1973, Highest Honors.
Northwestern University Medical School, Six-Year Honors Program, BS, MD, 1979.
Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Family Practice Residency PGY1, 1980.
University of Colorado, Denver, MBA, 1988.
Emory University, Graduate Studies in Public Health, 2000.

Medical Certifications:
American Board of Medical Specialties: American Board of Preventive Medicine, Board Certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.
American and Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, Sustaining Member.
American College of Physician Executives, Life Member.
American Board of Quality and Utilization Review Physicians, Past Member.



Shirley Olson, FNP, IFMCP

shirley olson fnp

Shirley Olson, Family Nurse Practitioner, graduated from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2008 with a Master of Science in Nursing degree, and is Board Certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).  Shirley, along with husband David Olson, MD, own and operate Pavilion Family Medicine in Montrose, Colorado since 2012. Whether you are looking to improve your health or to optimize your health, Shirley’s intention is to be your guide on a journey  to restore natural balance and make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.  When Shirley is not helping patients, she enjoys spending time with family and good friends.  Her hobbies include healthy cooking, travel, or being in the great outdoors of Colorado.


Her education and training has equipped her with extensive knowledge for working with people to address many issues including:

  • Complex chronic disease
  • Obesity
  • Intestinal issues
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Fatigue
  • Depression

She also works with people to achieve personal health related goals including:

  • Hormone balancing
  • Optimizing health
  • Nutritional assessment/testing