Dr. Ellen Lin, MD

Dr. Ellen Lin, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 45
(53)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ellen Lin, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.

21 Spurs Ln Ste 240

San Antonio, TX 78240

Contact Information

(210) 690-0777

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lin "Our mission at the Advanced Spine and Pain Center is to restore patients quality of life by providing multi-disciplinary treatment of acute, chronic and cancer pain. We strive to bring our patients the highest quality of care using the latest medical technology. Our goal is to provide each and every patient with comprehensive, compassionate care."
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • California State University Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lin to family and friends
3.9
based on 53 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (53)

  • 5
    (36)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Lin's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in san antonio, tx |
The constant pain is wearing on my health. Dr. Lin takes the time to listen, no rush. Had a procedure this morning, right now out of pain! I would recommend her to family and friends. San Antonio is lucky to have Dr. Lin and her staff. Kind happy staff!
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Schertz |
Staff needs training in person and on phone. Rude and NEVER call or email you back. You sit in the waiting room awhile but get seen in less than 5 minutes. More interested in money than actual patient care.
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in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Lin is a fabulous pain management specialist. She practiced on her own for many years and was so popular that she got overwhelmed trying to manage all the patients that were referred to her. She responded by adding not one but 2 other pain management specialists to her practice. I am a...more
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in San Antonio, TX |
I was a patient with Dr Ellen. I was addict to pain medication for two years because my chronic back pain. It got me through my very physical demanding job. Along with that my wife was dying from cancer which I told Dr Lynn many times. I was going through hard times which she seemed not too care...more
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in San Antonio, TX |
This doctor is unprofessional. Also, very moody. Her front office staff is horrible. I called with a question about insurance, was put on hold for 25 minutes. Called back and was told that the girl had gone home for the day.....Really?? Be aware that her staff is definitely not trained well...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lin accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Lin has admitting privileges

Baptist Medical Center
111 Dallas St
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Children's Hospital of San Antonio
333 N Santa Rosa St
San Antonio, TX 78207
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Methodist Hospital
7700 Floyd Curl Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229
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