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Dr. Karen Lin, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat*
3.4 (23)
Map Pin Small Seattle, WA
Accepting new patients
23 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Karen Lin, MD

Dr. Karen Lin, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Seattle, WA. They specialize in Ear, Nose, and Throat, has 23 years of experience, and is board certified in Otolaryngology. They graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Valley Medical Center. Dr. Lin, completed a residency at New York University Medical Center Tisch Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Lin an average 3.4 star rating.

Dr. Lin works at Otolaryngology Clinic at Northwest Outpatient Medical Center in Seattle, WA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Lin's Office Locations

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    Otolaryngology Clinic at Northwest Outpatient Medical Center
    10330 Meridian Ave N Ste 270, Seattle, WA 98133 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (206) 520-5000

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  • Valley Medical Center

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Rhinoseptoplasty
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Allergic Rhinitis
Cervical Vertigo
Cholesteatoma
Chronic Sinusitis
Chronic Tonsillitis
Deviated Septum
Dizziness
Dysphagia
Earwax Buildup
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Nasal Polyp
Nonsuppurative Otitis Media
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Oral Cancer
Otitis Media
Perforated Eardrum
Pharyngitis
Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sinusitis
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Tongue Cancer
Tonsillitis
Vocal Cord Paralysis
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Acute Sinusitis
Acute Tonsillitis
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Conductive Hearing Loss
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Deafness
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Ear Abscess
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Geographic Tongue
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Hyperparathyroidism
Labyrinthitis
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Malignant Otitis Externa
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Meniere's Disease
Osteosarcoma
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Salivary Gland Cancer
Sleep Apnea
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Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adenoidectomy
Audiometry
Carotid Ultrasound
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Desensitization
Ear Surgery
ENT Surgery
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing Screening
Home Sleep Study
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
Oral Cancer Screening
Parathyroidectomy
Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
Sinus Surgery
Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroid Scan
Thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Tonsillectomy
Tracheal Surgery
Wound Repair
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    3.4
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    Based on 23 ratings
    Patient Ratings (23)
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    4 Star
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    1 Star
    (9)
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    About Dr. Karen Lin, MD

    Specialties*
    • Ear, Nose, and Throat

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    Years of Experience
    • 23 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Chinese and Mandarin
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    NPI Number
    • 1730134834
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • New York University Medical Center Tisch Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • New York University Medical Center Tisch Hospital|New York University Medical Center-Tisch Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Otolaryngology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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    Dr. Karen Lin, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Lin is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Lin has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Lin works at Otolaryngology Clinic at Northwest Outpatient Medical Center in Seattle, WA. View the full address on Dr. Lin’s profile.

    Dr. Lin speaks Chinese and Mandarin.

    23 patients have reviewed Dr. Lin. The overall rating for this provider is 3.4. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Lin.

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