Dr. C. Lin, MD

Dr. C. Lin, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 48

Accepting new patients

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. C. Lin, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lin to book an appointment.

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Weill Cornell Rehab Medicine

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(212) 235-1519
Rehabilitation Medicine525 E 68th St Fl 16 New York, NY 10065
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lin

4.9

Based on 300 ratings

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Great, I highly recommend Dr. Lin
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Sep 15, 2021
Dr Lin is wonderful. He listens carefully to my concerns. He is enthusiastic and reassuring. His advice is excellent. Very comprehensive knowledge of my condition. It’s always a pleasure to speak with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 12, 2021
Clearly explained what I was to do to help with the knee pain and suggested other help if therapy didn’t work.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Aug 26, 2021
Excellent physiatrist. He is thorough and caring and has an excellent "bedside manner." I highly recommend Dr. Lin.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Trudy – Aug 21, 2021
Dr Lin is my trusted Rehab physician. He’s so warm and accommodating and truly cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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A.Richards – Aug 20, 2021
prompt and cheerful, Seemed to understand symptons
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jimmy Abramson – Aug 20, 2021
Dr. Lin listened and made you a partner in decisions. He is knowledgeable and very professional
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 19, 2021
He was approachable, friendly, and caring. I liked him immediately but especially liked that he wanted to start with the most conservative treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Laura Schwed – Aug 15, 2021
Virtual. I’ve seen Dr Lin for quite a few years. Very attentive esp for healthcare professional. He actually cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 14, 2021
Great doctor. Very professional, and understanding. Listens to your problems and works to find a solution.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elaine H. – Jul 30, 2021
He is very good in responding via email and he addressed my issue immediately. He is very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating. He listens to your problems and very conservative with his management.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eme – Jul 26, 2021
Excelllent and efficient.
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Jul 15, 2021
Dr Lin is wonderful. He took me last minute and it helps heal my pain
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Zarela – Jul 12, 2021
Very good. He is an excellent physician.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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E. Garriga – Jul 12, 2021
Dr. Lin is an excellent physician. He’s friendly and professional and very knowledgeable as well. Always a good experience to visit him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Hurley – Jul 10, 2021
Would recommend. Identified problem and gave sound advice
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D Frank – Jul 09, 2021
Dr. David Lin was thorough and focused. Good communication on options for treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 05, 2021
I had an amazing visit with Dr. Lin. Address all of my concerns and I loved how concerns about my knee and overall health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 02, 2021
Pleased with the professionalism and patience of dr. Lin.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 21, 2021
Dr Lin was outstanding in every way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 14, 2021

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Arthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Lin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Medicare Non-HMO
Select
Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
Medicaid
Medicare
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Empire Plan
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Lin received his Medical Degree in 1999 from the University of Alabama - School of Medicine in Birmingham and is currently serving as Associate Professor...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Injury Medicine

Education

2009
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Residency Hospital
2009
New York Hospital Queens
Internship Hospital
1994
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. C. Lin, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 746-1500 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. C. Lin, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. C. Lin, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Lin's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. C. Lin, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. C. Lin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lin frequently treats Arthritis, Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury), and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lin treats.

Where is Dr. C. Lin, MD's office located?

Dr. Lin's office is located at 525 E 68th St Fl 16, New York, NY 10065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. C. Lin, MD speak?

Dr. Lin speaks Chinese, Mandarin and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. C. Lin, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lin has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

7 Awards Received