Dr. James Lin, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 53

Pain Medicine

Dr. James Lin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School in 2000. He is affiliated with Los Robles Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Lin, MD

Advanced Rheumatology

558 Saint Charles Dr Ste 110 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Dr Lin was my doctor for many years. I have so many things I could share about him, all being important but he is a Christian pain management doctor that is very good. He cares to have your pain level comfortable to you. Not only that- he did a discogram on my back- it was a uncomfortable procedure but what happened after that- - I after the procedure was up walking around,in much better condition than what I was when I came in. Later appts I asked him what he did. He said "nothing" I asked again. Then I asked him if he was a Christian and he said "yes". Then we discussed his church, my church trying to figure out who's church the lord was working through. He is a Christian doctor and a kind and caring pain management specialist. I would recommend him Debbie Hogue
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Debbie Hogue – Apr 24, 2022
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Dr. Lin is an exceptional practitioner. Calm and thoughtful, he listened to my history and asked some great questions. He developed an initial treatment plan that felt very responsive to my 15 year history with chronic pain. The experience was made even better by the very friendly and professional staff, both at the front and in the exam room. If you're in need of an excellent pain management doctor, this is the team to see.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Richard S – Jun 24, 2021
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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.
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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Oct 06, 2020
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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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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 18, 2019
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Dr. James Lin, Dr. Lawrence Crisotomo, & staff are compassionate & knowledgeable!
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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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 25, 2017
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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.
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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No results
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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
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
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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

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
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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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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Low Back Pain
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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

Degenerative Disc Disease
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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

Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain

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(805) 557-7050

Dr. Lin accepts the following insurance:

Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
WellPoint

Locations

Advanced Rheumatology

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