Dr. Karen K. Lin, MD

Dr. Karen K. Lin, MD

Neurology | Female | 51 years old

Specializing in the field of Neurology, Dr. Lin is prepared to diagnose and treat all types of neurological disorders resulting from abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord and other nerves throughout the body. Dr. Lin is trained to perform a variety of tests and scans to arrive at the correct diagnosis, which is vital to creating an effective treatment plan.Read more

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1304 Ella St Ste B2
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Get Directions
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Specializing in the field of Neurology, Dr. Lin is prepared to diagnose and treat all types of neurological disorders resulting from abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord and other nerves throughout the body. Dr. Lin is trained to perform a variety of tests and scans to arrive at the correct diagnosis, which is vital to creating an effective treatment plan.Read more

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Dr. Lin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lin to family and friends
2.8
based on 24 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Lin's Office & Staff
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    16 – 30 minutes (21)
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San Luis Obispo, CA |
The staff is passive agreesive, as well flakey, bullying and threatening. They say one thing and change what they say. They told me I could make an appointment and then five minutes later told me I can't make an appointment. Believe me I would rather not make an appointment with them. Once I had an appointment and they told me they were going on vacation. I also told Karen, that I was doing very well with medical marijuana by not having many types of seizures anymore, she almost seemed offended.
in Los Osos, CA |
Unprofessional, 3 hour wait times for the doctor in her office. Refuses to make a 5 min phone call to adjust medication or speak with us because she can't charge money for it. Her office receptionist is passive aggressive and rude. The visits are rushed. All in all i wouldn't recommend her to anyone.
San Luis Obispo, CA |
For a Neurology Office the staff has NO CLUE how to interact with a migrainer. Took several months to get an appointment (even on referral from another neurologist) then they miss confirm it and BLAME THE PATIENT!! When asking about what insurance they take, don't believe them. They'll say they take it then tell the patient to contact the insurance provider to verify if in network. Don't waste your time waiting to get into this office, schedule with a different provider!
in Atascadero CA |
When I told her I had AS,and even after explaining to her that it stood for Anklosyn spondalitis, she still had that deer caught in the headlights dumbstruck look in her eyes. Granted, AS is rare, but so is CRPS, RSD etc. My AS ( like 50% of all AS paitient's has neurological implications) complications she should be familiar. Seemingly incapable of thinking outside a box, it seems her education is not up to date. Probably a good Dr. If you were in a coma.
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Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

Specializing in the field of Neurology, Dr. Lin is prepared to diagnose and treat all types of neurological disorders resulting from abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord and other nerves throughout the body. Dr. Lin is trained to perform a variety of tests and scans to arrive at the correct diagnosis, which is vital to creating an effective treatment plan.

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 Neurology
  •  Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology and Sleep Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clin Grad Sch Med
  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester
  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern U

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation