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Dr. Alvin Lin

Geriatrics
Las Vegas
30 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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Practice website

Fax

8885057769

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

United healthcare

Medicare

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.

Specialties
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Geriatrics

Licenses

United States: California, Nevada

Doctor Q&A

7.1K Answers
3.0K Agrees
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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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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
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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
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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
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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

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)
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