Dr. Michael Lin, MD

Dermatology  |  
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Age 45
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Dr. Michael Lin, MD
Dr. Michael Lin received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with high honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Lin received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed his dermatology residency training and National Institutes of Health research fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lin returned to California and accepted the positions of Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Clinical Instructor at the University of California at Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. He has also trained and given lectures at many academic institutions worldwide, including Stanford University, Taipei Medical University, and Harvard Medical School. Dr Lin is a California-licensed physician and board-certified dermatologist. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology , Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of Southern California, and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. Acknowledged by his peers for his expertise, Dr Lin has published many papers, lectured to audiences all over the world and is always available to answer questions from patients, colleagues, and the media.He has appeared on National TV and Radio to provide expertise in diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders, created over 1000 YouTube educational videos, and remains active in the Social Media community. With successful practices in Sherman Oaks, Valencia, Beverly Hills and Oxnard, California, Dr Michael Lin interacts with patients on a daily basis, who have come to know and trust him, with all of their skin care needs. Over the years, Dr Lin has specialized in laser therapy and through these services, has built a very loyal and trusting patient base. Through these patients, Dr Lin realized the importance of proper skin care at home in order to maintain the healthy, youthful, glowing appearance achieved with laser treatments. For this reason, he created LINAGE skin care products. Dr. Lin is devoted to the welfare of his patients, no matter how big or small their skin care problems may be. He is an internationally respected dermatologist and educator who has received many local and national awards, including "America's Top Dermatologist" by the Consumers' Research Council of America, "Best Skin Care Miracle Worker" by Valley Magazine, and "Best Dermatologist in Sherman Oaks" by the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Lin has been a consultant for the news media and featured as the dermatologist on the celebrity television show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." More importantly, Dr. Lin has earned the trust and respect of the thousands of patients who have interacted with him on a personal basis.

Sherman Oaks Office

15477 Ventura Blvd Ste 100

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Dr. Michael Lin, MD

Dr. Michael Lin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

I try to make my patients understand their skin condition. Education is a top priority. The more one understands the skin condition, the better the patient can work with me to treat the condition. I consider my patients my partners in the treatment of their skin.
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Dr. Lin's Experience

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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 Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Pediatric Dermatology
1

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
41

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Botox® Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hair Removal
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

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

  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Baylor Coll
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lin to family and friends
3.0
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Lin Says:

Customer service is a top priority for me. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to your feedback.

Dr. Lin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Palmdale, CA |
Dr. Lin was super nice and cared about how I felt about my acne when I came in. I went to his Valencia office. It was organized and clean. The staff were friendly.
in Los Angeles, CA |
“I have been going to see Dr. Lin for over a year and can’t say enough about his care. From entering his office and working with his staff, to the cleanliness and all the way to the check out process – his office and professionalism is second to none. As for the care he provides I truly appreciated his approach of treating me as a whole. Honestly, what a wonderful thing to have a doctor who actually cares about my well-being, and takes the time to explain his thinking. I would highly recommend!
in Los Angeles, CA |
When I called in, they were able to squeeze me in with an appointment right away. The office was clean and not too crowded. The ladies at the front were friendly and helpful when I had questions about insurance. Dr. Lin was very thorough and went through all my options. He helped me move forward with an educated decision. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lin to my family and friends.
in Studio City, CA |
Dr. Lin's a top notch dermatologist. He helped me when no one else could. I saw 5 different doctor's before him. When I met him I was very concerned my skin wouldn't look normal again. He was patient gave good advice and managed to get my skin under control. I'm very grateful I've had the privilege of being his patient. Teresa Nease
in Los Angeles, CA |
Terrible. Not compassionate to needs of an emergency. Didn't respond to a letter. Charged inappropriate amount. Sent to a collection agency that was totally obnoxious without even contacting me.
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Dr. Lin accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    SmartCare HMO
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lin has admitting privileges

Encino Hospital Medical Center
16237 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
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Sherman Oaks Hospital
4929 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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