Dr. James Lin, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 51

Dr. Lin
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Comprehensive Pain Institute

558 Saint Charles Dr Ste 110 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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Dr. James Lin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities Los Robles Regional Medical Center and Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lin to book an appointment.

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  • Didn't explain conditions well (11)
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Dr. Lin is wonderful! He helped me with my back pain. He is kind, compassionate, and up to date on the latest treatments that are safe and effective. I highly recommend him.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Mr. Lin, who does not deserve the "doctor" title, is involved in experimentation drugs for which he is clearly receiving financial assistance. He was quick to use and Amgen injection without any discussion other than "the insurance will pay for it." They didn't, allegedly, and now he wants the full amount. The injection was useless and we were advised not to call, the "doctor" does not talk to patience on the phone. (No office visit charge that way.) ALL ABOUT GREED AND MONEY. GO ELSEWHERE.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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SR – Jul 19, 2020
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Dr. James Lin is knowledge about pain. He has helped me many years.
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Dec 18, 2019
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Dr. James Lin, Dr. Lawrence Crisotomo, & staff are compassionate & knowledgeable!
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JimiJames in Thousand Oaks , CA – Feb 21, 2019
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Beware. Regardless of his abilities he only has one insurance carrier that he accepts. That means you will be paying out-of-pocket unless you're with Wellpoint. I got screwed by having him as a contractor and not as a patient in his office
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Kind, compassionate, and helpful. Very lucky to find him. He believes in you and is up on the latest in pain management and is very open to holistic medicine being part of your care too. Very good with fibromyalgia.
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sammi in Ventura, CA – Aug 24, 2016
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I have been a patient with Dr, Lin, for 2 1/2 years. He is an Excellent Doctor! He always listens and will explain so that you understand. He will recommend many options. He is a very kind and caring doctor. Also, he has an Amazing Staff caring Staff
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Shirley in Thousand Oaks, CA – May 20, 2016
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Found the staff to be unconpassionate and rude. Excessive wait times. Doctor talked fast and did not listen well, the arrogant attitude didn't help. With so many choices out there-much better options available!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The goal of the Comprehensive Pain Management Center is to provide an integrated approach to the treatment of patients with pain symptoms in an empathetic,...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2005
University of California At Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Rush University
Residency Hospital
2001
Rush University
Internship Hospital
2000
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School
Medical School

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What are Dr. James Lin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lin frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Degenerative Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lin treats.

Where is Dr. James Lin, MD's office located?

Dr. Lin's office is located at 558 Saint Charles Dr Ste 110, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Lin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Cancer
treats

Dr. Lin has indicated that he treats this condition.

Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
treats

Dr. Lin has indicated that he treats this condition.

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Back Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Back Pain more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
may treat

Our data suggests Dr. Lin may treat this condition. Please call to confirm.

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Brachial Plexus Palsy
may treat

Our data suggests Dr. Lin may treat this condition. Please call to confirm.

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Cervical Disc Degeneration
treats

Dr. Lin has indicated that he treats this condition.

Cervical Herniated Disc
treats

Dr. Lin has indicated that he treats this condition.

Cervical Injection
performs

Dr. Lin has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
performs

Dr. Lin has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Chronic Neck Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Chronic Pain
may treat

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Chronic Pelvic Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Chronic Pelvic Pain more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
may treat

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Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Lin performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Epidural Block
  • Facet Block
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
Epidural Cortisone Injection
performs

Dr. Lin has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Fibromyalgia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Headache more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
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Herniated Disc
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Herniated Disc more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 39% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Lumbar Disc Degeneration
treats

Dr. Lin has indicated that he treats this condition.

Lumbar Herniated Disc
treats

Dr. Lin has indicated that he treats this condition.

Lumbar Radiculopathy
treats

Dr. Lin has indicated that he treats this condition.

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Migraine more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
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Myelopathy
may treat

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Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Lin performs this procedure more than 66% of his peers

Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
may treat

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Nerve Block, Somatic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 51% of his peers

Dr. Lin performs this procedure more than 51% of his peers

Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin performs Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent more than 20% of his peers

Dr. Lin performs this procedure more than 20% of his peers

Opioid Dependence
treats

Dr. Lin has indicated that he treats this condition.

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
may treat

Our data suggests Dr. Lin may treat this condition. Please call to confirm.

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Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
may treat

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Peripheral Nerve Block
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin performs Peripheral Nerve Block more than 49% of his peers

Dr. Lin performs this procedure more than 49% of his peers

Phantom Limb Pain
may treat

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Piriformis Injection
performs

Dr. Lin has indicated that he performs this procedure.

Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Post-Laminectomy Syndrome more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Postherpetic Neuralgia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Postherpetic Neuralgia more than 27% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 27% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
may treat

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
may treat

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Scoliosis
may treat

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Spinal Nerve Block
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Lin performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Nerve Root Block
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Spinal Stenosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Spondylitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Spondylitis more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
may treat

Our data suggests Dr. Lin may treat this condition. Please call to confirm.

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Steroid Injection
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin performs Steroid Injection more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Lin performs this procedure more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Trigger Point Injection
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin performs Trigger Point Injection more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Lin performs this procedure more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Upper Back Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Upper Back Pain more than 18% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 18% of his peers

Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Comprehensive Pain Institute

Comprehensive Pain Institute558 Saint Charles Dr Ste 110 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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