Dr. Karen Lin, MD

Dr. Karen Lin, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
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Dr. Karen Lin, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2001 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

10330 Meridian Ave N Ste 220

Seattle, WA 98133

Contact Information

(206) 389-7100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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

Nosebleed
very high
more than 96% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Earwax Buildup
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.

2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

72  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University Of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Georgetown University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • New York University Med Center Tisch Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York University Med Center Tisch Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lin's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lin to family and friends
17 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

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

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (9)

The Doctor was great. She explained all the details well. She helped me get an idea of what I was going to get done. She was pleasant and her nurse Dieon was a kind person with skill. I.would recommend her to my family. Ear, nose and throat doctors are hard to find. I am pleased I got set up well.
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Dr. Lin was thorough in her examination, knew at a glance that my lichen planus was drug induced, and answered all my questions in depth and at a level I could understand. I'm in good hands with her.
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My visit with Dr. Lin is hands down one of the worst experiences I've ever had with a dr. She barely listened to me, when she diagnosed me with TMJ I told her I'd already been trying to treat it w/ meds from a different condition (diazapam, oxycodone 5mg etc) that the oxy keeps the pain calm but...more
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Dr. Lin should never be allowed to work with children. I asked her staff specifically if she was good with pediatrics & she said she would take her own child. Her bedside manner was robotic & harsh. She has no business explaining a procedure to a 10 year old girl. My daughter left her office...more
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Another worthless ENT in Seattle. What is up with these ENT doctors who have no clue how to relieve and treat ear congestion??? They are just worthless and Lin is no better than the other 4 I have seen. The best Dr I have seen was a naturopath who has helped slightly but at least is trying
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