Signey Olson, MSN, NP, CNM
Signey is passionate about providing quality healthcare to all individuals in a safe, individualized and culturally responsive environment. She offers evidence-based fertility and gynecological care to people of all backgrounds, with a focus on members of the LGBTQIA+ community. She places a strong emphasis on health promotion and takes a holistic approach to healthcare, considering the client’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Signey sees patients as an independent provider and is able to perform all the necessary functions that her patients require, including providing initial consults, ordering testing, writing prescriptions, etc.
With a strong interest in complementary therapies and nutritional counseling, she believes in helping individuals feel empowered about their bodies by providing extensive patient education. Through community networks, she collaborates with practitioners of other healing modalities, such as acupuncture and counseling.
Signey recognizes and honors a diverse array of family, relationship, and lifestyle structures and tries to tailor each visit to the client’s unique needs and personal goals. She welcomes open discussion and collaborative decision-making between herself and her clients and believes that healthcare is a partnership between provider and patient.
Signey is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner as well as a Board-Certified Nurse-Midwife. She completed her undergraduate training at the College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota and her graduate training through Frontier Nursing University. She then completed her clinical residency in Washington D.C. at George Washington University Hospital. Prior to graduate school, Signey worked as an RN here at Columbia Fertility, and she is so excited to be a part of this incredible team of providers!
Signey provides the following wellness services:
- Fertility/preconception consults
- Diagnostic testing and treatment
- Annual Exams/Well-person care(including Pap Smears/STI testing)
- Birth control, sexual and reproductive health services
- Gender-affirming care (including hormone therapy)
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI) with partner or donor sperm
She is also available by email to her clients with non-urgent brief questions.
For patients who feel uncomfortable in crowded waiting rooms, we invite you to make appointments between 1:00pm and 3:30pm, as our busiest times are in the morning and afternoons tend to be much less crowded. If you are unable to find an appointment time that works for you, please let the receptionist know to notify Signey so that we can coordinate an alternative appointment. If you are unable to call during business hours to schedule an appointment, you can also request an appointment via email through our website.
For those individuals seeking IVF treatment or egg freezing, Signey will provide initial consultations and diagnostic workup, followed by a consultation with one of our physicians. She will remain involved during these cases and continue collaborating alongside her physician colleagues to provide integrated optimal care.
What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an individual who first attains licensure as a Registered Nurse and then goes on to complete either a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing, which prepares them to offer advanced clinical care. NPs function as independent providers and are able to assess, diagnose, order diagnostic tests, write prescriptions, and treat a full range of client health concerns. NPs hold national certification and licenses and are recognized by insurance companies as primary care providers.
What is a Nurse-Midwife?
Similar to Nurse Practitioners, Nurse-Midwives are independent care providers who hold master’s or doctoral level degrees in nurse-midwifery. They provide holistic care to women and trans individuals of all ages, focusing on health promotion, disease prevention and individualized wellness education. Their scope of practice includes care during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period. They also provide primary and gynecological care, menopausal care, fertility treatment, breastfeeding education, sexual health counseling, and birth control provision. They can order and interpret diagnostic tests and prescribe treatments and medications. The midwifery philosophy emphasizes client education and empowerment in all areas of reproductive health.
While Signey does not attend births or offer prenatal care beyond the first trimester, she remains well-connected to the midwifery and obstetric community and is happy to provide referrals to both midwives and OB-GYNs.