Dr. Alvin Lin
30 years experience male
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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
United States: California, Nevada
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Hypertension: Best way to determine appropriate dose and/or combination of blood pressure lowering medications is to monitor your BP regularly. Use bicep cuff, not wrist device. Rest 5-10min before measuring. Wait another 5min then measure again. Goal BP in elderly is usually <150/90. In some circumstances, goal <140/90. Chat w/your doc to determine your goal & adjust dose/regimen. Don't forget cholesterol too.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Constipation: Frequency of bowel movement varies from person to person but if you have to strain to produce hard stools, you're probably constipated. There are plenty of over-the-counter options such as PEG aka Miralax. You'll need to drink plenty of water. Consider increasing dietary fiber via whole grains plus plenty of fruits & veggies. Don't forget physical activity, too. Ask your Family Doc to review ur Rx
A 75-year-old female asked:
Yes: Worsening pain/stiffness dictates further evaluation after fall/injury/trauma. See your Family Doc or Geriatrician. Or go to Urgent Care. Ask for physical therapy to review your gait, balance, strength & endurance to lower your risk of another fall. Ask your doc to review your medications for those on Beers list. Check your vision & have PT review your home for fall risk.
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Thank you notes
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
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
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
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
Education & Training
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC
CONTRA COSTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
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
American Academy of Family Physicians
Nevada Academy of Family Physicians (President)