Dr. Eric Lin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Lin
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More
Telehealth services available

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

2720 N Harbor Blvd Fullerton, CA 92835

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(714) 446-5192

Dr. Eric Lin, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Lin has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with St. Jude Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lin to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Lin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
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MultiPlan PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (714) 446-5192.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Lin typically treats 81% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Spondylosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Normal Frequency
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dystonia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremor

Dr. Lin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lin

4.4

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
80.85106382978724%
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4 Stars
4.25531914893617%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
1 Star
12.76595744680851%
(6)
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I left a negative review at the beginning of Covid for not being able to get in touch with his office in March/April. I would like to change that review if possible. Writing another is the only way I see to do this. If there is another way to correct please let me know. I had the lumbar surgery by Dr. Lin on 7/14/20. Dr. Lin and his staff have been excellent! Including Genevieve his nurse, Rosa who worked with my insurance, and Renee who handles all the Administration issues. They acted as my advocates and the complicated L5/L4 fusion is progressing well. They all instilled confidence in me that with their professional help, I got this! Excellent Doctor and staff. I would now highly recommend and his staff.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Michael Ferrara – Aug 06, 2020
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From the moment I met Dr. Lin and his staff, I felt I was in good hands. Dr. Eric Lin is extremly knowlegdable in his feild. Dr. Lin and Genivive, his PA have been very straight forward in answering all my questions, walking me though all the aspects, problems and what to expect with my spine surgery, before and after. The care and concern for the patient and their well being is very evident in all they do. I would recommend Dr. Eric Lin to anyone who is contemplating spine or back surgery.
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Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Lin is a very kind and caring doctor. He takes his time in explaining things in an understandable way. When I went in for surgery, for my neck, I went in without any anxiety. The surgery went smoothly and I am healing well. Thank you Dr. Lin.
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Nancy – Mar 18, 2020
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My experience with Dr Eric Lin and his entire staff has been amazing from the very first visit. Dr Lin is professional, thorough and he has a way of putting his patients at ease. He always takes the time to address my questions and concerns with clear explanations. I appreciate the fact that Dr Lin is fully present during my appointments. He gives you the sense that you are his only patient. Such a rare quality in a doctor. Dr. Lin’s Nurse Practitioner, Genevieve is equally amazing. She has provided excellent care, knowledge and professionalism. The office staff is also friendly, helpful and efficient. I highly recommend this office for their customer service and expertise. My only regret is that they cannot be my GP.
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John Jaramillo – Mar 09, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Lin. He is warm, knowledgeable, professional, and an excellent surgeon. Everything about my experience with Dr. Lin and his staff was positive. After having an L4L5 spinal fusion I am happy to report that I am 100% pain free. I am on track for a full recovery to an active and full life. I couldn't be more grateful to Dr. Lin for giving me back my quality of life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 14, 2020
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There isn’t enough positive things I can say about Dr. Lin. Once I knew I needed surgery on my C6-7 herniated disc, I saw at least 5-6 surgeons and none of them gave me an immediate sense of genuine care like Dr. Lin did. He explained everything so clearly and he was the only doctor to perform a truly thorough muscle weakness test. Other doctors felt I had no weakness but I knew I was impaired and Dr. Lin was able to tell right away. I had numerous questions and he patiently explained everything in a way that was logical, thorough and reassuring. On the day of surgery, I was super nervous and scared but all the nurses in the hospital reassured me how lucky I am to have Dr. Lin as he is “the best of the best”. I am now 2 weeks post-op after having an artificial disc replacement and finally on my way to having a normal pain-free life again. I almost never write online reviews, but Dr. Lin deserves it and I hope every person who needs spine surgery gets the chance to see him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Daniel P – Feb 06, 2020
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I have the utmost confidence in the care and treatment I receive from Dr Lin. I am currently recovering from spinal surgery and all indications are that I will have a much better quality of life because of the treatment I have received from Dr Lin and his team
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Roger Taylor – Jan 30, 2020
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He seems a nice person. I just didn't see him being really engaged in explaining things. The MRI disk didn't work in his office and he went to another office to see it, when I asked I wanted to see it with him, he ignored it. I did not see him a doctor that I can personally connect with as patient. Also, the wait time was too long about 1 hour and the total time he spent was 5min.
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Nader K. – Jan 23, 2020
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Before I visited dr Lin I could not even walk , I could not stand for more than 5 min , after my x rays that dr Lin ordered he recommended back surgery I had no choice I was in severe pain 24/7 after surgery that same night the nurse made me walk and I was afraid to walk but when I did there was absolutely no pain at all, today 8 months after surgery I still feel great , I go to the gym and I not only walk with no pain I run , I would recommend Dr Lin to anyone suffering from pain , he and his team are extremely caring and the follow up is unbelievable and I thank dr Lin and his staff for giving me my life back
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Sameer Aboabdo – Nov 12, 2019
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very please with the outcome. no more pain. back to normal activities after 2 1/2 months though I am not going full speed yet. couldn't be happier, thank you Dr. Lin.
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Nov 12, 2019
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Very skilled surgeon. Everything when as planned. I'm back to work and pain free.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dave – Oct 16, 2019
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I had surgery on my neck to remove two crushed disks and fuse three vertebrae together. Dr. Lin thoroughly explained the options before the surgery. They also explained what exactly they were going to do. Most doctors won't take the time to answer all of your questions, but Dr. Lin was happy to answer any questions I had. The surgery went great and I immediately had relief from the symptoms I had been experiencing.
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Chris – Oct 03, 2019
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Dr. Lin has performed 2 surgical procedures and each was highly successful. Great caring demeanor, professional, skilled completely satisfied with the care that was given.
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Deborah MI Waldinger – Oct 03, 2019
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It's been almost 6-wks since Dr. Lin performed lower lumbar fusion on my spine after removing a cyst that caused chronic pain for at least 5-months. I can't express how happy I am with the results. I feel so fortunate that I had such a skilled and passionate surgeon. The previous pain has been non-existent since my surgery. Thank you, thank you, Dr. Lin!!!
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Debra Pember – Oct 03, 2019
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After going through three epidurals, months of physical therapy and Chiropractic care for my extreme back pain and leg pain, the only option for me was surgery. I was terrified of having spine surgery because some of my family members had gone through back and neck surgeries, which were not very successful. Two family members had multiple surgeries and are still living on pain medications many years later. During my first visit with Dr. Lin, we went over my MRI. He initially thought he would need to do a Laminectomy at L2-L5 and a fusion at three levels. At my pre-op appointment, Dr. Lin suggested that we only fuse the one level that was absolutely necessary. Because of my past medical history and age, he felt that fusing three levels would be too much for me. He did not want to do too much or too little to resolve my pain issues. After my second visit with Dr. Lin, I was no longer terrified of having surgery. I trusted Dr. Lin and felt my surgery would be successful. I was confident
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Patricia Lake – Sep 29, 2019
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Awesome awesome doctor who knows the spine and how to fix the problems. Amazing doctor
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Barbara Hatton – Aug 30, 2019
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He saved my wife after she suffered from two bad back surgeries. He performed Posterior Fusion and she was completely pain free three weeks post operation. I highly recommend him.
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Matt Moslehi – Aug 22, 2019
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I had a back spine surgery 2018. To find a good doctor I searched everywhere. I am living in Orange County, but I even went to Sacramento. Finally I found really good doctor. Dr. Lin is a great surgeon. I feel grateful and also I feel ucky.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Val Kim – Aug 12, 2019
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ND DR LIN
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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HENNY SWOISH – Jul 29, 2019
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Dr. Lin is a life saver! I had herniated discs and could barely stand or walk without extreme pain! I had pain shooting down my leg all the time and it was life changing. I was not my normal self and couldn’t do normal daily activities. Dr. Lin was so understanding and listened and knew exactly how I was feeling. He even moved my original surgery date up after knowing how much pain I was in. Everyone on his staff was so helpful and nice. They answered my questions along the way. I have recommended Dr. Lin to friends and family. The surgery was an easy process and I was pain free as soon as I woke up from the anesthesia. It was the best thing I have done! I am so happy with the results. I had slight inflammation after my surgery and Dr. Lin gave me medicine for that and talked about taking it easy as I get back to my normal routine. I can not say enough good things about Dr. Lin and the surgery! I got my life back thanks to Dr. Lin!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

Board Certifications

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

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Locations

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

Harbor Medical Offices2720 N Harbor Blvd Fullerton, CA 92835
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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St. Jude Medical Center

Fullerton, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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