Dr. Alvin Lin

Geriatrics
Las Vegas
32 years experience male

Locations

Alvin B. Lin, MD, PLLC

Las Vegas

Address

5564 S Ft Apache Rd, Ste #120, Las Vegas, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

8885057769

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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United healthcare

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About

Bio

If you have a specific question or want a consult, contact me on this site to arrange an evening (Pacific Time) or weekend that's good for you.

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Geriatrics

Licenses

United States: California, Nevada

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Anti-yeast medicatio: Here in the States, anti-yeast (anti-fungal) medications are available at most pharmacies w/o prescription. if these don't work (assuming you take as ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Yes!: Nicotine in tobacco causes vasoconstriction which decreases blood flow everywhere including your penis. Quitting smoking will allow your penile blood ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Nutrition & exercise: No easy answer. Women w/PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) lose weight same way everyone else does: eat healthy foods & exercise regularly. Of cou... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Ask your family doc: When looking for any specialist, start by asking your family doc for references. Who would s/he send his/her family to for an evaluation? Who would s/... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Depends!: Duration of procedure depends upon procedure being performed as well as health of patient undergoing said procedure. Duration may be extended beyond u... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Higher mortality: In short term, low t has been associated w/low bone mass & fracture, frailty & sarcopenia (loss of muscle), obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dep... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Pain, bleeding, etc: Where is ulcer? If you have ulcer on your foot, your foot might hurt, turn red, have foul smelling pus draining, and feel hot to touch. Same goes for ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Learn 10 Signs: Check out http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.Asp for 10 signs of alzheimer's disease.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Which side effects?: Which side effects do you hope to avoid? If you want to maintain fertility, then neither Testosterone nor Deca-Durabolin are recommended as both will ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
It depends: You're right to be concerned about estrogen when getting testosterone replacement. You should also be concerned about dht. Think of these two as oppos... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
No: Excess testosterone (t) is converted into estrogen which then exacerbates gynecomastia (male breasts). So taking t won't help you. Instead, check your... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Yes, no, yes: There are many ways to increase testosterone if it's proven necessary. It's our job to understand your specific needs and thus develop a regimen that ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Use hCG instead of T: In younger hypogonadal men w/semi-functional testes, we can often stimulate their testes w/prescription injectable HCG alone (not the otc stuff sold f... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
How much is too much: In reality, there's no such thing as too much sex (so says a male physician), unless engaging in consensual sexual activity puts you at risk for sexua... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Yes & No: In some very rare situations, there are families where just about everyone develops azlheimer's disease at a very young age. The most famous is in med... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Depression/Suicide: Typically, testosterone supplementation shuts down what little testosterone you were making at diagnosis prior to treatment. If you stop your suppleme... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Diet & exercise: No secret to losing weight, just hard work. Pay attention to eating healthy and exercising regularly. That's it. Of course check your thyroid but that... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Same as a guy: Ask your doctor for a blood test, same way it's checked in men. Of course, the normal reference range will be much lower. But be clear as to why you w... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Food then supplement: Evidence currently suggests that eating healthy is best way to stay healthy. Attempts to isolate specific factors from food and sell said factors as s... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Constipation cures: Sounds like you're reporting constipation which can be described as decreased frequency and/or hard, difficulty to pass, stools. Natural methods inclu... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Exercise!: Nice & easy, no rush. Rome wasn't built in a day. Talk to your family physician to make sure you're healthy enough to start exercising. Then start off... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Yes & No: Yes, excessive growth hormone can affect your facial structure & appearance. Look at photos of patients w/acromegaly or excess gh. They all tend to ha... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Doubtful: Testosterone production controlled by pituitary via lh. Sperm production controlled by pituitary via fsh. However, varicocele may increase local tempe... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Refractory period: What you're describing is your refractory period. It's that time immediately after ejaculation during which men can't gain an erection. This is not co... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Bystolic (nebivolol): www.epocrates.com suggests monitoring lfts if you take bystolic (nebivolol) but there's no mention of this for either synthroid or omeprazole. With th... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Muscle dysmorphia: Check out http://www.Healthyplace.Com/eating-disorders/articles/typebigorexia/ for more info re muscle dysmorphia which is commonly referred to as big... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Depends!: In the past, we aimed for the lowest blood pressure you could tolerate w/o any side effects. In other words, as low as possible w/o passing out or fee... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Wallet biopsy: Sorry, didn't mean to be so cynical. 1st, there is big difference btwn normal ("good enough") & optimal (goal if you actually had event) so consider g... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Talk 2 ur kidney doc: Most americans eat way more protein than necessary. 3-4oz of protein is no more than your fist or a deck of cards. You don't need 16-24oz steak each n... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Yes: Check out https://online.epocrates.com/noframe/showpage.do?method=drugs&monographid=1961&activesectionid=5 which lists "male infertility" as a serious... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Lots of T in blood!: If you inject (or apply) a large amount of testosterone, then a large amount will appear in the blood. You might feel different (better or possibly si... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Shower 1st then appl: Rather than apply AndroGel then shower, consider switching your morning routine around so that you shower 1st, then apply gel. That way you don't need... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Stop that activity!: You won't hear it too often from doctors telling you to stop exercising but if a specific activity causes pain, then stop doing it! that doesn't mean... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
No & No: Watching porn will not give you erectile dysfunction. However, it may alter what you consider sexually stimulating such that you may have difficulty g... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Pain!: Uvula is the punching bag hanging at the rear of the mouth. I'm worried why your fork would be that far back. Regardless, it would be an excellent ide... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Go see your docctor: Sorry but doctors can't prescribe medications online without first establishing patient-physician relationship. Just answering a few questions isn't e... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Go see your doctor: If your foot & ankle are swollen, something's wrong. The good news is that you can put pressure on it so it's less likely to be broken. We typically r... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Know 10 Signs: Check out http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.Asp for 10 signs of alzheimer's disease.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
When used as directe: Home pregnancy tests are only accurate when used as directed. This typically means waiting until you've missed your first period or 4 weeks after your... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Go to hospital now: Get a hold of your doctor and tell him/her your sugar. Maybe s/he can meet you in the office now. But chances are s/he will recommend that you go to e... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Technique; no: Fasting state affects triglycerides. In other words, to accurately check your triglycerides, you need to be fasting. After you eat, your triglycerides... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
You : You might be describing peyronie's disease, which is a scar in the penis which leads to an often painful curve when erect. Check out the references b... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Side effects: Dallergy (http://www.Drugs.Com/cdi/dallergy.Html) is a brand name product composed of 2 different drugs, one of which is a 1st generation antihistamin... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Thanks 4 telling us: I've asked the it folks to look into this asap. Thanks for pointing this out. If you can, add a quick comment as to your operating system (which versi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Your : Your boyfriend is very lucky to have someone as supportive & understanding as you. The fact that he's able to get erect when he's masturbating means ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Possible UTI: Urinary tract infections (uti), either of bladder or kidneys, are described as painful frequent urgent urination. Bladder infections have symptoms loc... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Doubtful: Most if not all dietary supplements such as the one in question are manufactured & sold without any demonstration of safety or effectiveness, at least... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
No: Implanon which is etonogestrel should not affect muscle growth or gain since it is placed just under the skin. You can read more about it here https:/... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Rest, exercise, OTC: 1st read following links from choosingwisely.Org: http://www.Choosingwisely.Org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/aafp-10-things-list.Pdf & http://www.Choosi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2002/0215/p599.Html for info re late onset breast milk jaundice. Typically we don't recommend stopping breast feedin... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dec 2, 2012
I have been absolutely impressed with Dr. Lin! Not only does he provide very accurate and well thought out answers in this forum, he does so with compassion, concern and sometimes humor to help his p...Read More
Dr. Lisa Wilson
Dec 2, 2012
Alvin Lin is a very dedicated physician who absolutely keeps up with the literature. As a result, any patient of his can be assured that they will always get the most current evidence based treatment ...Read More
Jan 8, 2013
Dr. Lin is a remarkable and welcomed addition to the Avvo community. His answers are not only succinct and accurate, but they show just how much he cares for his profession and his patients. I am hono...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you. He has an appt next week. He's never had a blood transfusion or does drugs and not sexual with anyone other than me and has had Bloodwork done every 6 months or less since last June and thi...Read More
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank you. This started after many TPI's, Facet Joint Inj's and epidurals from a pain mgt spec. All steroids. Totally forgot about those treatments 2007-2009! (I knew it wasn't hyp...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the input it takes a very long time to get in to see my doctor where I live, I am on birth control, it still happens when I skip my period, but now I know ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

CONTRA COSTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1994

Awards

Top Doctor 2012 (Family Medicine), Las Vegas Life
Top Doctor 2012 (Geriatric Medicine), Las Vegas Life
Faculty Preceptor of the Year 2012, UNSOM Family Medicine Las Vegas

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians
Nevada Academy of Family Physicians (President)

Publications

http://www.annalsoflongtermcare.com/blogs
http://www.clinicalgeriatrics.com/blogs
http://www.consultant360.com/blogs
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