Dr. James Lin, MD

Dr. James Lin, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
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40 y/o
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Dr. James Lin, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Monterey, CA. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Read his story

Monterey Spine and Joint

12 Upper Ragsdale Dr Ste A

Monterey, CA 93940
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Health Span
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MedHealthInsurance

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Limb Pain
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more than 99% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Lin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lin "Dr. Lin is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic hand surgeon in Monterey, CA, specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as endoscopic carpal tunnel release, in-office trigger digit procedure and Dupuytren's needle aponeurotomy. Other conditions include arthritis, fractures, sprains, nerve disorders, tendon problems, elbow/shoulder problems."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lin "To provide nonoperative conservative measures to your ailment first but when needed offering highly specialized minimally invasive surgical solutions.  "
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement, Small-Bone
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Univ At Buffalo Sch Of Med and Biomedical Sci SUNY
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Baylor College Of Medicine, Dept. Of Plastic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lin to family and friends
4.4
based on 53 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Lin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Monterey, CA |
Dr. Lin treated my broken wrist by placing screws and a plate. I was very happy with the result. Surgery was successful and healing is occurring rapidly and smoothly. I highly recommend him for his knowledge and surgical skill.
in Monterey, CA |
Dr Lin is awesome. I went in for a very swollen thumb that I hadn't been able to use for a very long time due to t he pain & swelling. Dr Lin diagnosed it as a trigger finger & offered 2 ways of fixing it... Surgery in the surgery center or fixing it in the office with numbing it & clipping the tissue that had it bound. I selected the office procedure & he invited me to do it right then & I got instant relief & was able to bend my thumb & am now pain free. Thank you Dr Lin!!!
in salinas, ca |
exceptional service and professionalism,used new technique. I had no pain staff very pleasant.
in marina, CA |
Very professional. I had immediate relief of my carpal tunnel. surgery was fast and I experienced no pain. Cant wait to have the other wrist done.
in SALINAS CA. |
MY EXPERIENCE WITH DR.LIN WAS GREAT. A DAY AFTER MY SURGEREY I WAS ABLE TO USE MY HAND.HE IS THE BEST.
in Carmel Valley, CA |
What a great doctor. He repaired my right ring finger to it's normal function. Timely and efficiently.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lin accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Span
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Lin has admitting privileges

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
23625 Holman Hwy
Monterey, CA 93940
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Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
450 E Romie Ln
Salinas, CA 93901
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