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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Ole Saetrum Opgaard, MD

Specialty
  • Endocrinology
    (Board Certified)
  • Endocrinology Metabolic and Hormonal Imbalances
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Vietnamese, Spanish, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
  • Providence
Address
24953 Paseo De Valencia
Suite 24B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
24953 Paseo De Valencia
Suite 24B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Get Directions
Phone
(714) 786-5794
Fax
(714) 786-5799
Hours
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More Information

Website
www.saetrumopgaard.com
  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Endocrinology
      (Board Certified)
    • Endocrinology Metabolic and Hormonal Imbalances
      (Board Certified)
    Secondary Specialties
    • Internal Medicine
      (Board Certified)
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Ole Saetrum Opgaard went to medical school at Westfalische Wilhelms-University in Munster, West-Germany.  He continued his specialty training in his native Norway and Sweden, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology in both countries.  While working as an endocrinologist at one of the top rated academic institutions in Sweden, the University Hospital of Lund and Malmo, he also participated in endocrinology research, eventually leading to more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.  This research has led to a better understanding of the role of hormones in cardiovascular regulation, and he has presented these results at the yearly scientific sessions of the American Heart Association. 

    Some of his research is summarized by him in the book "Neurovascular Interactions" (chapter "Modern Visualization of The Endothelium"), edited by Professor Dame Julia M. Polak, who is considered one of the world’s leading authorities within endocrinology.

    Dr. Saetrum Opgaard came to the United States with an invitation to do hormonal research at the University of California, Irvine, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  In order to become a licensed physician in the US, he completed the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE), followed by the necessary Internship- and Residency training. Immediately afterwards, he completed a two year Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of California, Irvine, where he is presently an Assistant Clinical Professor.