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    Kenneth Lin

    Kenneth S. Lin, M.D.


    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients

    Internal Medicine

    (Board Certified)
    Not Accepting new patients
    Open only to new patients who are family members of existing patients.

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    San Carlos Center
    301 Industrial Road
    Level 3
    San Carlos, California 94070
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    (650) 596-4000 

    Professional Interests


    Internal Medicine
    Hypertension (HTN), Lipid disorders

    Additional Information

    Care of patients from newborn to adults, weight counseling for children, diabetes, hypertension and asthma care

    Spoken Languages

    Mandarin (Good)
    Spanish (Fair)

    Community Activities

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine; Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics; Member of American College of Physicians

    Personal Interests

    Dr Lin is married and has 3 boys (including twin boys). He enjoys outdoor activities, coaching Little League baseball, and watching the San Francisco Giants.

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    Developmental Questionnaires (for children ages 0-11): You can save time by submitting forms through My Health Online's child proxy access feature. Or print and complete the age appropriate well-child form at home.

    Adult Health History Form: Bring your completed Adult Health History Form (.pdf) to your next physical exam.
    New Patient Health History (PDF, 845kb)
    Established Patient Health History Update (PDF, 198kb)

    Annual Medicare Wellness Form (for ages 65 and older): Save time by completing this form prior to your appointment by logging into your My Health Online account where you will find the form listed under "Upcoming Appointments." You can download and complete the form as well - English Version | Spanish Version.


    Philosophy of Care

    I enjoy seeing my patients get well from illness. The best patient visits I have are when the patients return to tell me how much better they are feeling, how much weight they have lost, or how proud they are that they stopped smoking.

    Families are the most important part of life and my goal is to take care of patients from the newborn period thru adulthood. I enjoy building long-term relationships with people and love seeing babies and children grow into adulthood. As a new dad, who is living through the newborn period with two screaming babies at home, I have come to appreciate more of what we all experience as parents.

    Prevention is so important in keeping people healthy, and it is one of the most important public health services that we can do as physicians. I like to keep my patients up to date on all their health care preventative services (tetanus shots, Pap smears, colonoscopies, etc.) so we can continue to do our best to prevent disease before it happens.

    Being part of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation helps me leverage technology resources as well as the resources of hundreds of other physicians in order to keep patients up to date on the latest medical trends and treatments. Using MyHealthOnline, I'm able to update patients on their lab results as well as communicate with them 24-hours-a-day.

    I enjoy seeing patients for the full range of medical visits - from physical exams and sports physicals, to visits for conditions ranging from sore throats, high blood pressure and high cholesterol to skin rashes.

    Additional Background Information

    I attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (now the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA), where I explored the various medical specialties. I chose to pursue a combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency in order to continue working with children and taking care of adult patients as well.

    At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, I spent four years training in adult medicine and pediatrics. My training was equally divided in the two disciplines, and I spent rotations at county hospitals, community clinics, children's hospitals and our community hospital. In Los Angeles, I was able to experience a tremendous cultural and educational diversity to complement my training.

    I returned to the Bay Area in 2004. I worked for two years in a private practice in San Jose, working closely with O'Connor Hospital in San Jose.

    Outside of our clinic, I help teach medical students from Stanford University School of Medicine in the office as part of their internal medicine rotations.

    I look forward to meeting you and your family in the future

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