Dr. Ellen W. Lin, MD

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Dr. Ellen W. Lin, MD

Pain Medicine | Female

Advanced Spine and Pain Center 21 Spurs Ln Ste 240, San Antonio, TX 78240 Get Directions
(210) 690-0777

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Lin's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      in San Antonio, TX |
      Very good at explaining symptoms and diagnosis. Takes time to suggest actions to avoid further pain, injuries, etc. Also takes in account for health factors outside her scope of treatment and seems genuinely interested helping you achieve your treatment goals.
      in San Antonio, TX |
      Horrible office location. She is not experienced nor does she have the latest technology with regard to determining the exact path the medicine takes. Up-to-date pain management doctors watch, during the injection, the path the steroid medicine is on. They also draw their own conclusions after viewing your MRI on a monitor. ALWAYS ask about their technology...in the not to distant past, steroid injections were a pot-shot! I "canned" the doctor who referred me to her. She had to have known.
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      Terrible staff, unable to ever get ahold of them when calling and messages go unreturned. Email sent is not answered for days/weeks. Follow-up care is terrible or nonexistent. Would not recommend Dr. Lin to anyone.
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      Specialties

      • Pain Medicine

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      • Pain Medicine
      • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

      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 Pain
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Phantom Limb Pain
      • Polyneuropathy
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • 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
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Upper Back Pain

      Procedures Performed

      • 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

      • Medical School
        University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

        Graduated in 2001

      • Internship Hospital
        University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

        Completed in 2002

      • Residency Hospital
        University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

        Completed in 2005

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

        Completed in 2005

        University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

        Completed in 2006

      • Undergraduate School
        California State University Los Angeles

        Graduated in 1997

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Chinese, Mandarin
      • Spanish
      • Taiwanese
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Pain Medicine
      • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Lin's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Lin

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      Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

      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.