Dr. Peter Lin, MD

Dr. Peter Lin, MD

Neurological Movement Disorders  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Peter Lin, MD is a movement disorder neurology specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Univ Of Mi Med Sch in 2000 and specializes in neurological movement disorders.Read his story

800 Pollard Rd Ste C30

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan

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more than 88% of peers
more than 84% of peers
Parkinson's Disease
more than 65% of peers

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Dr. Lin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lin "Dr. Lin received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2001. He then completed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where he acted as chief resident. He received several awards as a resident for teaching including the Helen Rantz Housestaff award from Stanford Hospital for excellence in teaching. He then spent three years in movement disorders fellowship and research in the Human Motor Control Section at the National Institutes of Health where he focused on diagnostic testing for movement disorders and Botox injection for movement disorders including dystonia, tremor and spasticity. Dr. Lin began practice as a general neurologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center as well as Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Hospital. There he focused on movement disorders evaluation as well as Botox therapy for neurologic indications including dystonia, tremor, spasticity and migraine headache. He was actively involved in resident and medical student teaching and won the Lysia Forno teaching award from the Stanford neurology department for excellence in teaching. Dr. Lin has published up to 30 peer reviewed articles in the field of movement disorders and clinical neurophysiology focused on diagnostic testing and novel technology for neurorehabilitation. He continues to be involved in research as a clinical advisor for several early stage startups in the Bay Area in the fields of big data analysis, wearable technology and biomarker development. He joined the Valley Parkinson Clinic in August of 2015. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Santa Clara County Medical Society and Movement Disorders Society. He is affiliated with El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Los Gatos. His outside interests include spending time with his family, digital photography, deep-sea fishing, and travel."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lin "Our goal at Valley Parkinson Clinic is to help our patients find the best therapies to improve their qualities of life and prolong independent living. Patient education and empowerment is a key element in successful management of a neurological disease as complicated as PD. From the patient's first visit to VPD, we strive to help patients and caretakers to understand the disease better. As the treatments progress, we encourage patients to actively participate in decision making in drug regimen changes and various treatment options. We provide advice and referral in: physical therapy and speech therapy, patient consideration of DBS therapy, advanced care planning such as home care/home health arrangement, and end of life decision making."


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1  Specialties

  • Neurological Movement Disorders

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

19  Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Concussion
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Spasticity
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

8  Procedures

  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Deep Brain Stimulator Programming
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Univ Of Mi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Stanford University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Stanford University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Ninds
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

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

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17 total reviews (14 have comments)

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Dr. Lin's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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Patient Comments (14)

Dr. Peter Lin is the third neurologist I’ve seen since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. The first DR ran me through a battery of exercises and said that I have Parkinson’s take this medication here’s a prescription It was $500 a month then I went to Stanford the diagnosis was confirmed there but...more
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Dr. Lin is the best doctor experience I have had in years. I have been to numerous doctors this year that were not helpful at all. Dr Lin takes the time to listen and understand your health concerns before rushing to judgement. He is one of very few doctors I will look forward to my appointments...more
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Dr. Lin always spends a generous amount of time with me and patiently tries to answer my myriad questions. His staff is also very courteous, friendly, and helpful.
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Going to a doctor is not always a great experience but Dr. Pete made sure it was. He was very informative and knew exactly what he was talking about. His staff is really pleasant as well. I will recommend him to everyone who needs to see an neurologist.
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Dr Lin is a compassionate and knowledgeable and an advocate for whatever it takes to provide exceptional patient care.
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