Meet the Neurologists

Drs. Olson and Turknett both believe in delivering patient centered care that’s based upon a foundation of solid scientific evidence and clinical experience. In addition to their patient care experience, they have both conducted extensive clinical research in areas including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and peripheral neuropathy.

David Olson, M.D.

I grew up in Sarasota, FL and received by undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. I then moved on to Emory University for medical school, residency, and a fellowship in behavioral neurology. I’ve been practicing in the Atlanta area ever since. Outside of work, I like to swim, play piano and guitar, and listen to the aging masters of classic rock.


Joshua Turknett, M.D.

josh_turknettI was born in Columbus, Georgia and raised in Atlanta. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and my medical degree from Emory University. After medical school, I spent four fantastic years of neurology residency training at Shands hospital at the University of Florida. I’ve been practicing neurology in Atlanta since 2005, and am pleased to be serving the community where I grew up.

The Migraine Miracle Book

I’m interested in all areas of neurology and all types of neurological conditions. As a migraine sufferer myself, I take unique satisfaction in helping fellow migraineurs take control over their headaches. I’m also particularly interested in the often overlooked role of nutrition and lifestyle in neurological illness, and a few years ago while researching this area stumbled upon a remarkable method for preventing migraines. I have since written a book on the subject, entitled The Migraine Miracle.

I also blog regularly on the subject of nutrition, brain health, and migraines over at My wife, who is a fantastic cook, shares our family recipes there as well.

Outside of my professional life, I enjoy playing any sport or instrument with strings, with particular fondness for tennis and the 5-string banjo. And while my days of tournament tennis are over, I can still be caught around town wielding the 5-string with the old-time stringband The Sedentary Ramblers. My 5-string obsession has also manifest as an album of banjo music for kids and a column I write for the Banjo Newsletter called “Your Brain on Banjo”, where I explore how musicians can exploit brain plasticity to achieve their musical goals.