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    Kenneth Lin

    Kenneth S. Lin, M.D.


    Family Medicine

     
    Limited practice status —
    Open to all children and family members of established patients

    Internal Medicine

     
    (Board Certified)
    Limited practice status —
    Open to all children and family members of established patients

    Pediatrics

     
    (Board Certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine)
    Accepting new patients


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    Redwood Shores Center
    290 Redwood Shores Parkway
    Redwood City, California 94065
    View Mapof 290 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City. Opens in new window
    (650) 598-3160 

    Office hours

    Monday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Thursday, 7:30 a.m to 4 p.m.
    Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    Medical Affiliation(s)


    Education & Training

    Medical education:
    University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
    Internship:
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (UCLA School of Medicine), CA

    Department

    Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine

    Additional Information

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

    Spoken Languages

    Primary:
    English
    Additional:
    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 twins. He enjoys hiking, salt water aquariums and the San Francisco Giants.

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    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 PAMFOnline, 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 hepatitis, 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 as part of the Arbor Free Clinic on Sunday mornings. In addition, I spend time working with PAMF's internal medicine hospitalists taking care of acutely ill patients at Stanford Hospital. I also see newborn babies at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.

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





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