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Dr. Yong Lin, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 58

  
Dr. Lin

Cedars-Sinai Pain Center

444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 1101 Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Dr. Yong Lin, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He specializes in pain medicine.


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I have been a patient off and on for 20 years. He is always caring and comprehensive in his communication. Without Dr Lin my pain would be intolerable. Thanks to him I have a functional life.
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Well-Trained, Knowledgeable about his field of medicine (Pain Management) yes. Is he a good physician?, Is he a good clinician?, Does he explain things thoroughly to the patient? Does he have a good bedside manner? Does he show signs of being truly invested in the well-being of his patients? Unfortunately the answer to the second set of questions is NO. Dr. Lin has a horrible attitude...yelling at patients in the exam rooms when his staff is in the wrong, refusing to refill addictive pain medication out of spite, being completely unresponsive when on call, stating routinely that he is "Too Busy" to speak to his patients on the phone...no matter what the situation. Pain Management Doctors are anesthesiologists with additional training in Pain Medicine. In the case of Dr. Lin, it probably would have been best for him to stay in anesthesiology where he has very little patient contact, because he is possibly one of THE WORST doctors out there. Good training does mean a good Doctor!
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I have been seeing Dr. Lin since Jan 2014. He has provided me with excellent and consistent care. I have acute stenosis and herniation disc issues. I am very Fortunate to have him as my Pain Doctor. Under his care, I have had MRIs to make sure all he does is as effective as it can be. It has been comforting to know that he continues to address my spine and disc issues. I would be very lost without him. He is very compassionate and is a wonderful Doctor who truly cares about me and my pain and discomfort. I am not sure how I would have been able to endure without him. He listens to me and considers all options to give me a decent quality of life. He works hard to give me hope going forward: I believe all of this is due to the depth of his knowledge. What he has given me over the last 5 years motivates me to share my personal story. My relationship with him has grown and I am a long term patient of his. As his patient I can't say enough good things about him. Thank you Dr. Lin.
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very bad experience
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Very cold bedside manner. I have a complicated condition and once Dr. Lin felt he had helped me enough, he became very abrupt and rude. It took him 3 months to fill out a fill-in-the-blank paragraph for my insurance company. He is never able to speak to me directly, but has his assistant, Mirna, deal with most matters. While Mirna is very sweet, she is not great at communicating with patients and often forgets things.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Yong Lin, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Awards

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(310) 423-9600

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Check Dr. Lin's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Locations

Cedars-Sinai Pain Center

Cedars-Sinai Pain Center444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 1101 Los Angeles, CA 90048
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General Anesthesia Specialists

West Hollywood Office8700 Beverly Blvd Ste 8211 West Hollywood, CA 90048
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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)