Dr. Lin is a dermatologist and clinical informatics specialist in Burlington, Vermont. As a member of the DirectDerm medical staff, she likes the fact that she can see and care for patients regardless of where they live.
“In many parts of the country, there are far too few dermatologists to meet patient needs. It’s not unusual for patients in some areas to wait four to five months to get an appointment,” she says. “No matter where a patient calls home, telemedicine allows a him or her to receive top-quality care for their skin issues quickly instead of waiting weeks or months.”
Board-certified in both dermatology and clinical informatics, Dr. Lin’s areas of interest include cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, a type of skin cancer.
Although it’s always important to get an accurate diagnosis as early as possible, it’s even more important when the diagnosis is something as serious as cancer.
“Just hearing the word ‘lymphoma’ can be very frightening for patients,” she says. “But knowing that it was caught early, is being treated by physicians who specialize in it, and that there are many treatment options available, can help ease a lot of the anxiety.”
Medical Degree – McGill University Faculty of Medicine.
Residency (Dermatology) – University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Fellowship (Cutaneous Oncology) – University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Certified – The American Board of Dermatology.
Certified – American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics subspecialty.
Fellow – American Academy of Dermatology.
Assistant Professor – University of Vermont, Department of Medicine
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.