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Dr. James Lin, MD

Dr. James Lin, MD

Age 43 Orthopedic Hand Surgery M
(75) 75 reviews
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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 & 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 & Joint

    1. 1
      Monterey Spine & Joint
      12 Upper Ragsdale Dr, Monterey, CA 93940 Existing Patients: (831) 648-7200
  1. Monterey Spine and Joint

    1. 2
      Monterey office
      12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A, Monterey, CA 93940 Existing Patients: (831) 648-7200




  • 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

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 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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I was referred to Dr. Lin for a trigger finger. The entire procedure took less than five minutes. With anesthesia, there was no discomfort. I’ll admit to an incredible fascination. Can they really do this? How was this ever discovered in the first place? Dr. Lin was able to tell me this procedure has been around for about fifteen years, and claimed to have improved it with his personal tinkering. Older treatments for trigger finger were more invasive and difficult. About eight hours after this surgery, I started typing this little story. Movement over a keyboard was no problem. A full range of motion came in just a couple of days. I was advised to avoid movements involving serious gripping, pulling, or rotating, but I found nearly every other motion to be easy. So my problem got solved, and I got to observe the surgery just inches from my eyes. Neat. Thanks, Dr. Lin!
Gary Simon — Oct 23, 2020
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Hospital Affiliations

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