Dr. Ellen Lin, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 44
(51)
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Dr. Ellen Lin, MD
Dr. Ellen Lin, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Methodist Hospital, Children's Hospital of San Antonio and Baptist Medical Center.

Medical Center

21 Spurs Ln Ste 240

San Antonio, TX 78240

Contact Information

(210) 690-0777

Dr. Ellen Lin, MD

Dr. Ellen Lin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • 3 More

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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.
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Dr. Lin's Experience

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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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
52

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

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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
4.0
based on 51 total reviews (6 with comments)
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 (6)
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 surgeon and have sent my patients exclusively to her for 16 years and never had a complaint. She is the best in town.
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 about. I came up positive for drugs one time and drop me as a patient. I feel she doesn't care about patients at all. Now Im going through withdrawals from what she prescribed me and my life is even wors
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 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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