Dr. Yong Lin, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 59

Dr. Lin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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 is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and 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

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
  • Explained conditions well (3)
  • Listened & answered questions (3)
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  • Appointment was rushed (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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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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Nov 30, 2019
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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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Michael – Oct 15, 2019
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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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  • 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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very bad experience
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LA, CA – Nov 27, 2016
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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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Joanna H. in Culver City, CA – Sep 07, 2016
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Dr. Yong Lin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Awards

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Does Dr. Yong Lin, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lin has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Yong Lin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lin frequently treats Chronic Pain, Back Pain, and Fibromyalgia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lin treats.

Where is Dr. Yong Lin, MD's office located?

Dr. Lin's office is located at 444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 1101, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Fibromyalgia
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Dr. Lin treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • 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
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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 Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(310) 423-9600

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Cedars-Sinai Pain Center

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