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Dr. James Lin, MD

Dr. James Lin, MD

Age 43 Orthopedic Hand Surgery M
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Dr. James Lin, MD is a orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Monterey, CA. Dr. Lin completed a residency at Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College Of Medicine. He currently practices at Monterey Spine and Joint and is affiliated with Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Lin is board certified in Hand Surgery.


  1. Monterey Spine and Joint

    1. 1
      Monterey office
      12 Upper Ragsdale Dr, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 648-7200
  1. Monterey Spine & Joint

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      Monterey Spine & Joint
      12 Upper Ragsdale Dr, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 648-7200


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  • Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, Fellowship Hospital — 2009
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College Of Medicine, Residency Hospital — 2008
  • Univ At Buffalo Sch Of Med and Biomedical Sci SUNY, Medical School — 2003

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • Health Net
  • Health Span
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Dr Lin is “hands down” ?? THE BEST hand surgeon and I’m grateful he fixed my hand. I was very hurt and worried I wouldn’t be able to ever use my thumb again. He helped me. In orthopedics there’s carpenters, trades craft folk and artist/jewelers (so to speak). He’s a jeweler-a true artist. And as a photographer, (yes those ARE his photos on the office walls) you can see the eye of an artist, the dedicated attention to detail and the compositional care. These characteristics transfer to surgery. A person brings the whole of their experiences and talent (or in sad cases the lack there of) into each situation. Dr Lin is an exceptional Person and we are extremely lucky to have a Dr of his ability in our community. (Don’t leave!)
Barb Patchin — Feb 05, 2020
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital