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Dr. Elaine Yin, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Female · Age 60

Dr. Yin

Santa Maria Women's Health Center

220 S Palisade Dr Ste 203 Santa Maria, CA 93454

Accepting new patients

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(805) 354-7101


Dr. Elaine Yin, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction . Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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(805) 354-7101

Dr. Yin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Yin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yin performs Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Yin performs this procedure more than 96% of her peers

Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yin performs Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Yin performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

Pap Smear
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yin performs Pap Smear more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Yin performs this procedure more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Yin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bladder Suspension Surgery
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • D and C (Dilation and Curettage) for Miscarriage
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopy
  • LEEP - Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • NovaSure® Ablation
  • Oophorectomy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Prolapse Repair via Robotic Surgery
  • Perimenopause
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Yin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yin

4.4

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
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I think Dr Yin is a great doctor. This review is for the office staff. It looks like there are several other bad reviews as well. Staff was disorganized and several staff gave different answers regarding insurance. Also staff did not give me a call about pending insurance approval for pending appointment.
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I love Dr. Yin. Why only two stars? Because it has become impossible to make an appointment. I've called 4 times and each time I call,I'm told to call back in a couple weeks because they're only opening scheduling one month at a time. So I call back--get told they're booked up and to call in a couple weeks -- again!! I said I'd recently had a HRT related heart attack and need to see her and was told to see my primary doc. He didn't prescribe HRT! Dr. Yin did and needs to know. Disappointed.
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I will start by saying that Dr. Yin was wonderful. I am writing a negative review because of an interaction May 1 at 4pm with a receptionist. My birth control prescription expired without warning, so I called the office to get a refill. Instead, the receptionist lectured me on my inability to make an appointment, hung up on me, and hung up again the next 3 times I called. I teach at Cal Poly, and was professional with her, and while I'm sure she had a bad day, this was ridiculous.
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What an amazing doctor. This is the first time I have ever left a doctor's appointment feeling like every question I had was answered. I didn't even have to wait to see her (I have waited up to 2 hours at other doctors offices). She helped me feel confident in our treatment plan, even with all of the potential bumps in the road. I feel very lucky to have found her.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Temple University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School
1984
University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1992
1989
1988
1984

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)