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About Dr. Karen K Lin

Dr. Karen K Lin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Luis Obispo, CA. She has 29 years of experience. Her specialties include Sleep Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology and Psychiatry. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen K Lin is Great. Dr. Karen K Lin has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karen K Lin is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Neurology Center Inc

1304 Ella St Ste B2
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Specialties

Dr. Karen K Lin has the following 4 specialties

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Karen K Lin has the following 10 expertise

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Insomnia
  • Epilepsy
  • Electromyography
  • Stroke
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Headache
  • Movement Disorders
  • Migraine Disorder

Dr. Karen K Lin has 3 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Karen K Lin is Board Certified in 3 specialties

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Reviews

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One Star

Staff is very unorganized, and just plain dumb. She is a bully and tries to confuse me and manipulate me into taking certain medications that have terrible side effects. She is very very unprofessional but I suppose if you are strung out on medications you can't realize this.

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Horrible experience all around

Wait times were often 3+ hours. Even when a crisis came up(Wife having 30 seizures a day and losing her memory) Appointments were often put off for weeks or a month or more. Refused to have contact over the phone due to the fact that she can't bill for it even though a prescription change was all that was needed. Ice cold passive aggressive receptionist interrupted us many times when trying to explain things/set up appointments. Even after numerous requests for warning when the doctor would be more than one hour late to her appointments we never received a call and were only told upon arrival. I wouldn't go to her unless you are in a coma.

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Five Stars

Excellent Doctor

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One Star

Horrible bedside manner and terrible follow up

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Best Doctor

Dr. Lin is an excellent Doctor that I have recommended to many people. She will not quickly throw a pill at your ailment. She will patiently have a conversation with you, asking specific questions to make a proper diagnosis and then treatment plan. Sometimes the "cure" will be simple behavior modification techniques, acupuncture, massage, or nutrition. She is very skilled at both diagnosis and treatment, also she is a master of Chinese and traditional American medicine. If you are having issues go see her. She can help.

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  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karen K Lin accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
  • UHC West
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Neurology Center Inc, 1304 Ella St Ste B2, San Luis Obispo, CA

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