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About Dr. Way N Yin

Dr. Way N Yin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bellingham, WA. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Yin has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

38 Ratings with 19 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Way N Yin is Good. Dr. Way N Yin has been rated by 38 patients. From those 38 patients 19 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Way N Yin is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Northwest Ambulatory Surgery Center

2075 Barkley Blvd Ste 110
Bellingham, WA 98226
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Specialties

Dr. Way N Yin has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Chronic Pain
  • Pain
  • Acute Pain

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Extremely off-putting personality

I am thick skinned and can tolerate an abrasive, blunt conversation. However, Dr. Yin was somarrogant, condescending, and dismissive during my appointment with him that I wasI shocked silent. I have never encountered a doctor like him and hope I never will again. I tried to weigh my dislike for him against the possibility that he might actually be able to help me. After much thought I realized I could not trust him. I need more from a doctor than he was willing to offer.

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****Avoid Dr. Way Yin!**** I am new to Bellingham & was not aware of Dr. Yin's bad reputation. Dr. Yin also goes by Bellingham Spine Pain Specialists, & Interventional Medical Associates of Bellingham

Enthusiastically referred to Dr. Way Yin for basic treatment (injection) by Pamela D Laughlin, MD of Peace Health, who assured us (I had witness sit in on both appointments - Dr. Laughlin & Dr. Way Yin) as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Yin would easily handle. Yin has an official tie in w/Peace Health ~ beware. Prior to my February 2017 appointment w/Yin, I clarified in 3 separate phone calls to Dr. Yin's Office that he does provide x injection (as I've been successfully treated w/such for 2 years). Dr. Yin staff assured me he did. Sole reason to seek an appointment w/Dr. Yin was for this service. On day of appointment staff was friendly but confused. An assistant (friendly, very young, w/noticeably less knowledge than a CNA) handled our intake. This took 45 min. I had to spell basic words and standard medical terminology. Dr. Yin finally entered acting as if we had kept him waiting (?!). He pitched mystery procedures he would not explain in detail nor specifics. Broad brush used car/snake oil salesman tactics. Like another reviewer here stated - I had an identical experience as far as Dr. Yin's shocking arrogance, rudeness, extensive self promotion, etc. - we were emotionally & mentally beaten down VERBALLY by him. Dr. Yin clearly had no intention of administering the standard injection (at following appointment). Yin refused to book another appointment to provide me service, going so far as to pull receptionist aside infront of us, while attempting to schedule said injection appointment - Yin audibly instructed receptionist not to schedule. Horrifying behavior and experience in total. Dr. Way Yin holds himself out to be a highly esteemed medical doctor who, one assumes, has taken the Hippocratic Oath. A month and a half went by. No call no bill ~ although I wouldn't have gone back. Thought Dr. Way Yin had realized the error of his ways and wisely moved on. Nope. Dr. Yin sent me a statement dated 4/26/17 for $450. After he was grieved to my insurance co in response to an initial bill two weeks earlier. I've not seen a reputable organization include bold faced LIES on grievances - as Dr. Yin did. To be continued...

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One Star

Very rude

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EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE, PAINFUL AND INEFFECTIVE!

After an unsuccessful cervical fusion, and gobs of useless therapies and drugs, I resorted to “pain management” by Dr. Yin. Each treatment consisted of 3 sets of needles, which created a whole new layer of pain on top of what I already had. It would take about a week to ease, just in time for the next round of “treatment”. After 3 sessions, I had no improvement and was worse in a way. Dr. Yin is a tyrant with a poor attitude towards his cash-cow patients, although staff was very good. I would never recommend him. Even with having insurance, it was outrageously expensive and a waste of time and money!

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Wonderful treatment...

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1987

  • University Of Washington Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Way N Yin accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Group Health Coop
    • Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
    • Group Health Coop Core
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
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Locations & Directions

Northwest Ambulatory Surgery Center, 2075 Barkley Blvd Ste 110, Bellingham, WA
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