Dr. Karen Lin, MD

Dr. Karen Lin, MD

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Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
52 y/o
(34)

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Dr. Karen Lin, MD is a neurology specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. She specializes in neurology, epilepsy, and more.

Neurology Center Inc.

1304 Ella St Ste B2

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Headache
very high
more than 97% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Lin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lin "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."

3  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy

3  Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

68  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

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

  • Northwestern U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Mayo Clin Grad Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lin's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lin to family and friends
34 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Lin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

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Dr Lin spent time getting to know my daughter, an adult with developmental disabilities. She always spends time with us at appointments. Not in a rush.
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Wait times are always a bit lengthy. That being said, the doctor spends more than enough time during my appointments with her to make up for that. She broke down my condition into parts that were easy for me to understand and treat.
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I have nerve damage from a hip replacement resulting in the partial loss of calf muscle function. After testing she would not give results saying our appointment was not for a consultation. Her assistant had to correct her procedure for doing one of the tests. She was not listening to what I was...more
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Excellent doctor and amazing medical assistant. Both are extremely helpful. The medical assistant basically runs the office (and does it very well for a young girl), office manager is not very knowledgeable or friendly, does not do much and is always pretty grouchy. Receptionists have changed a...more
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