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Dr. David L Lin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. David L. Lin, Orthopaedic Surgeon, is board certified and practices general orthopaedics with special interest in fracture management, arthroscopy, cartilage preservation and joint replacement. He has extensive experience in sports medicine, having completed a Fellowship in the discipline at Methodist Hospital in Houston, where he trained in advanced open and arthroscopic techniques for knee, shoulder, elbow and hip. He has worked as an assistant team physician to several professional teams in Houston: the Texans, Astros, Rockets and Dynamo, as well as for Rice University and HISD. In addition to his work with professional athletes, Dr. Lin has knowledge and expertise with orthopaedic injuries sustained by military personnel. During his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he was awarded commendation for research he conducted on those injuries sustained during Operation Enduring Freedom, which was published and presented at national meetings. Following residency, Dr. Lin served as an orthopaedic surgeon and Chief, Department of Surgery at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, which served the active duty, dependent and retiree population in and around Fort Polk, Louisiana (home of the Joint Readiness Training Center). He was also deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 31st Combat Support Hospital in 2007. Dr. Lin was born in Taiwan and raised in West Windsor, New Jersey. He moved to Houston with his wife and three children in 2011.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Kingwood Medical Center
  • CHRISTUS Saint Catherine Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Internship)
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Michigan (Bachelor's)
  • Methodist Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1306936752

Office locations

Orthopaedic Associates, L.L.P.

5420 West Loop South, Suite 2300

Bellaire, TX 77401

Orthopaedic Associates, L.L.P.

22751 Professional Dr, Suite 250

Kingwood, TX 77339

Orthopaedic Associates, L.L.P.

1900 North Loop West, Suite 670

Houston, TX 77018

Orthopaedic Associates, L.L.P.

18885 Katy Freeway

Houston, TX 77094

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It was a long wait but, what doctor sees you right away...those days are long gone - it's all about stacking appointments now. I got there at 2:55 and was not seen till about 3:45 and still waited in the patientroom a good 15 minutes. He did have good magazines to read though. Anyhow he was thorough and answered all my questions. I didn't feel rushed to stop asking questions as other doctors have. So in comparison to other facilities - this one was fine. Not what I wanted or expected but fine.
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They have a good office and service, but it just didn't seem very personal. I felt rushed and not important.
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Very helpful and understanding as I described my pain. Very nice staff as well. Dr. Lin listened and asked the right questions and i feel better just by going to the visit. He prescribed medication and ointment after going over theoptions and taking my thoughts into consideration. Thank you very much for seeing me on such short notice.
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We needed attention for our son, I used Zocdoc to find provider near hour who had availability, my appointment was confirmed. But did feel rushed by doctor, wait was too long . It met our needs due to son's injured legbut doctor seemed too busy (perhaps appointment time should not appear on Zocdoc)? Overall satisfactory and Facility is clean.
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Very friendly, answered my questions and addressed my concerns.
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He's friendly, easy to talk to, and will answer all of your questions.
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It was a very good visit
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He was polite, but indifferent. Nice man
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It was okay.
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Dr. Lin took his time to answer all my concerns and went into depth on what future treatments might be needed. Felt he paid attention and wasn't rushing to get to the next patient.
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very friendly didnt feel like he wanted to rush me
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Dr. Lin was great. He answered all my questions and his staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely be going back for all my orthopedic needs.
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Very attentive, professional and thorough
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Not very pleased. Doctor diagnosed me with Rheumitoid Arthritis without xrays and put me on steroids with no explanation as to what and why I was on them. Also, I had to suggest on my own physical therapy?
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It was ok.
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Dr. Lin was awesome. Took the time to answer all my questions and truly cared about finding a solution. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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The man definitely knows his business. I have had my share of surgical procedures and was most impressed by his prior medical history in the military. He repaired my torn (shredded) rotator cuff in such a way that made my rehabilitationgo much smoother, faster and easier. My physical therapists were blown away at the full range of motion that I was capable of! Thank you Dr Lin...??
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My grandmother broke her wrist a couple of years ago, and highly recommended Dr. Lin when I needed surgery to repair a wrist I fractured in an automobile accident last summer. I had never broken or fractured a bone in mylife previously (I'm 40 now), so I was nervous and a bit scared of the whole painful process. Dr. Lin, Katelyn and Jon (his staff) are efficient and extremely compassionate - taking extra time to explain the procedure, what to expect post-op during rehabilitation, and made sure I was as comfortable and relaxed as possible throughout the entire process. I cannot thank them enough, and I highly recommend Dr. Lin and his practice!
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Dr. Lin is very friendly and professional. He answered all of my questions.
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This was my first time meeting the doctor. I felt comfortable with him but felt like he brushed off my pain. He did put together an initial treatment plan so we will see if things improve. The office staff was friendlyand quick. I am lukewarm warm about this being my regular ortho but I am giving him a shot. He seemed to have a good bedside manner just not thorough in regards to my issue.
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David Lin is an excellent physician who really does care about his patients.
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Great visit!!! I saw Dr. Lin as a second opinion and he convinced and saved me from an unnecessary surgery that another orthopedic surgeon was pushing me into. I'm indebted to his expertise of my situation.
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Did not show my wide and I my x-ray and downplayed an extremely serious issue with my hip implant. Suggested a shoe lift for my LLD to see if it helped my pain and mobility problem, said it might take ayear to improve. After a month of the shoe lift for a 1" LLD, no improvement in mobility or pain. Got a second opinion from a different OS who showed me the x-ray of my prosthesis which had eroded the bone in my pelvis to the point of very little bone structure left. I will require a hip reconstruction......a year with the shoe lift would have just made the problem much worse.
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I was not sure that he realized the problem and gave me the option to have a prescription or not.
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Very nice, understood what was wrong, and informative
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Really appreciate and like the nice, courteous staff. They made my first time visit very easy with check-in paperwork, insurance coverage information, etc. Love Dr. Lin's professionalism, the thorough information at exam and the comfort level he gives.
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Thorough and patient answering all my questions. Very good bedside manner.
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The wait time was longer because their network was down.
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Dr Lin immediately understood my particular medical problem and suggested treatment options. I was thankful that I was not a candidate for knee surgery at this time. The injections are working just as he hoped and I am one satisfied patient.I was in and out of the office in a flash. His medical staff members are courteous when answering my questions and the office staff members are more than helpful when answering my insurance questions.
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He was very informative, not pushy. Explained the issues and gave me options.
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He is an awesome doctor. Very personable and willing to do what it takes to help with the pain that I was having.
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Dr. Lin was great. The paperwork was overboard and the staffs customer service skills were a bit weak.
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Great and professional people, will continue to see him for my knee issues!
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It was fine. Office was very busy taking Dr Harveys pt while he was on vacation. Dr was friendly.
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Dr. Lin is quick & efficient with a smile :)
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Was good. But office was very busy long wait time.
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He is so wonderful! Great doctor.
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always great
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I was very satisfied with Dr. Lin and his staff.
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I brought in my CD of the MRI and he looked at it before seeing me. Explained to me what he saw and what our game plan would be for my knee injury.
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Will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an Orthopedic Dr.
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I got the impression that he didn't believe the pain I was in. I had an MRI done and had to follow up with them Twice only for them to tell me I didn't have anything show up on the MRI.
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Dr Lin was one of the most personable doctors I have met in Houston. He worked really well with my 85 year old grandmother who I brought to see him. I would highly recommend him.
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I thought Dr. Lin was great. He did an initial exam and then gave me his suggestions for treatment and next steps. He was very professional, smiled a lot and made me feel at ease.
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Very professional office. Dr Lin was very personable, got right to the point, didn't try to sell me anything unnecessary.
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Excellent !!!!! Dr. Lin was very nice and patient . i am definitely making him my doctor.
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Dr Lin really listened and answered my all questions. Great bedside manners. I saw him for knee pain, x-ray was taken before I saw him; and he told me knee looked good from looking at x-ray. He recommended exercises. Friendly staff also.
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It was my first visit. It was a very good first impression, he is very kind and listens to your concerns. Very thorough, and expalins everthing well.
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Great doctor. Genuinely seemed concerned about patient's condition and very informative. I didnt have serious condition so did not spend a lot of time with Dr. Lin but I'm sure he would have stuck around longer to answer any more questions.Highly recommend!! On the side note, the front office staff could be a bit friendlier.
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He is very pesonable and professional.
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