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Dr. Michael Lin, MD

Dermatology ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Lin

Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute

15477 Ventura Blvd Ste 100 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Dr. Michael Lin, MD is a dermatologist in Sherman Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1997 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.


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(818) 906-2141

Dr. Lin accepts the following insurance:

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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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Lin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Varicose Veins more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Actinic Keratosis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts

About Me

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.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese
  • English

Awards

Dr. Lin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lin

3.0

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
47.05882352941177%
(8)

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Dr Lin is always kind and patient.
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The staff and Dr. Lin are all professional, friendly and caring.
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I had specifically made an appointment over one month ahead of time to see Dr. Lin, a Dermatologist; but when I arrived, I was shuffled into the clinic and told that someone else would be seeing me. Shortly afterwards, a Family Nurse Practitioner came in to see me. That is correct, a FAMILY Nurse Practitioner, not a Dermatology one, not even a Medical Doctor. Go find another doctor that will actually meet with you when you make an appointment with them.
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I went to Dr Lin’s practice and had the worst reaction to 2 different medications and not once did they say I sorry you are going through this! Poor customer service and no one should wait an hour and a half to get an injection that almost kills them!
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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.
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“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!
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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.
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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
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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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