Dr. Ellen W. Lin, MD

Dr. Ellen W. Lin, MD

Pain Medicine | Female | 44 years old

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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.Read 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 to give anesthesia if you are getting an injection! I would not recommend her to my worst enemy! Don't let the Best Doctor plaques in her office fool you! Despicable doctor!!!!!!!!
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.
in San Antonio, TX |
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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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.

Dr. Lin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  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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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

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

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