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Otto S. Lin, MD
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, colon cancer screening, gastroesophogeal reflux disease and peptic ulcer disease. He is also active in outcomes research. He is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taiwanese.

Curriculum Vitae
Otto S. Lin, MD

Clinical Experience
Gastroenterology, Colorectal Cancer
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998 American Board of Gastroenterology, 2001
Education and Professional Achievements
Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1994
Internal Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, Calif., 1995
Internal Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, Standford, Calif., 1997
Gastroenterology, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, Calif., 2001
Professional Activities and Awards
Dr. Lin is the Medical Director of Quality Improvement for the Digestive Disease Institute at VM, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington and a consultant for the Radiological Devices Panel at the FDA. He is also the recipient of several awards including the Franklin Ebaugh Award for Outstanding Research (Stanford Hospital), Glaxo Institute of Digestive Health Resource Award, Cabot Prize (Harvard Medical School) and Clinical Research Award (Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason).
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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March 2018
I have already referred people to him (Dr. Lin).
March 2018
Initial visit with Dr. Lin - his summary available on the patient portal was complete & useful.
February 2018
The entire staff work WELL as A UNIT & MAKE SURE NOTHING is MISSED.
February 2018
Dr. Lin was not at all gentle when he did my rectal exam and I hurt really bad after it I will not go back to him.
January 2018
Always good.
December 2017
Very patient - I felt heard.
December 2017
Dr. Lin is an excellent doctor who treats patient with professionalism and care. I trust his service and care.
November 2017
This was a first visit to VM & this provider. He spent extra time with me, allowing me time to express all my concerns and then working with me to make a plan of care.
August 2017
Dr. Lin was great.
August 2017
He was very nice!
December 2016
All physicians have been very helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable.
December 2016
Dr. Lin has being providing excellent care for me in the past few years. I have high confidence in him and would recommend him to friends/families.
November 2016
Prescribed new medications, but didn´t explain what current meds need to be continued and dosage and frequency.
November 2016
Dr. Lin is one of the best physicians I´ve met, VM is good to have him.
June 2016
Dr. Lin´s interaction with me as a patient is very professional, personal, and caring. He takes time in showing me his concern about my health. He doesn´t rush my visit with him.
May 2016
Dr. Lin makes an extra effort to know and related to my busy lifestyle to understand how it may affect my medical condition. I appreciate him checking on my emotional well being while staying on top of my labs & radiology results to determined the optimum course of cation to follow my medical condition.
May 2016
Dr. Lin is always comforting and very down to earth - explains medical terms and is direct & clear about options.