Dr. Rick Lin, DO

General SurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Lin
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Dermatology Clinic Of Mcallen

3100 Buddy Owens Ave Mcallen, TX 78504

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Dr. Rick Lin, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Mcallen, TX. Dr. Lin has more experience with Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Skin Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital At Renaissance. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lin to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lin

3.3

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He is the best dermatologist, very professional , excellent treatment, amazing doctor, very happy with the results
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Francelia lazo – Aug 14, 2020
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Dr Lin will be my go to physician for skin carcinomas and I’ve had several. His experience and thoroughness are appreciated. His staff is really great too.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Patricia B in Harlingen – Feb 06, 2019
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Dr. Harboldt is amazing! However, his office staff is less than adequate when setting up appointments or speaking to patients. I was scheduled to see Dr. Harboldt for a follow up but staff neglected to inform me he would be in Laredo, so now I mist wait ANOTHER week to see him. Extremely frustrated with such ineptitude!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Felicity – Dec 27, 2017
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I would not recommend Dr. Lin to family or friends. I was infected with MRSA after surgery for melanoma in his office.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 26, 2017
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Great service, friendly environment and professionalism. Unfortunately I have have to drive an hour to see Dr Lin but it is totally worth it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Irma in Harlingen, TX – Aug 22, 2017
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They said I probably had skin cancer even though two follow up visits with two different dermatologist (one a much more seasoned and well regarded dermatologist in the valley) did not understand how they drew that conclusion. They did a biopsy and did not explain to me what it would entail until they were holepunching a piece of skin out of my neck! Horrible bedside manner, horrible experience. If I had not been pregnant I would have followed up with a formal complaint- I just wanted to move on.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lee in Edinburg, TX – Mar 25, 2016
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Dr. Rick Lin, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Mcallen, TX. Dr. Lin has more experience with Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Skin Conditions...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Dermatology

Education

Univ Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth
Medical School

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What are Dr. Rick Lin, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Lin frequently treats Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Skin Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Lin specializes.

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Dr. Lin's office is located at 3100 Buddy Owens Ave, Mcallen, TX 78504. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (956) 971-0404.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Dr. Lin is experienced in the area of Mohs Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
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High
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Very High
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Skin Cancer & Excision

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Skin Cancer & Excision specialists.

Dr. Lin is experienced in the area of Skin Cancer & Excision. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Melanoma
Skin Cancer
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High
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Very High
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Skin Conditions

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Dr. Lin is experienced in the area of Skin Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dermatitis
Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
Warts
Seborrheic Dermatitis
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High
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Very High
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Cosmetic Skin Procedures

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Skin Procedures specialists.

Dr. Lin is experienced in the area of Cosmetic Skin Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Acne
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Hair Loss
Skin Discoloration
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High
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Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Anoscopy
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • 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
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Psoriasis
  • Purpura
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Sunburn
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Lin accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Locations

Dermatology Clinic Of Mcallen

Oasis Dermatology Grouppllc3100 Buddy Owens Ave Mcallen, TX 78504
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Dermatology Clinic Of Mcallen

Dermatology Clinic of Mcallen3100 Buddy Owens Ave Ste 101 Mcallen, TX 78504
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