Kenneth Wensen Lin, MD| Family Medicine | MedStar Health

Kenneth Wensen Lin, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (249 reviews)

Specialities: Family Medicine

Languages: English

202-237-0076

About me

Dr. Kenneth Lin is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his residency at Lancaster General Hospital (PA) and a fellowship in medical editing and faculty development at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is Professor of Family Medicine and Deputy Editor of the American Family Physician journal. Dr. Lin has interests in preventive medicine, cancer screening, and health communication.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergies
  • Cough
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Physical Exams
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Urinary Tract Infection
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Migraine
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abrasion
  • Acne
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Acute Back Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis To Pollen
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Always Tired
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angioedema
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Sprain
  • Arm Strain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • Asthma Flares
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteria In Urine
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bedbugs
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Bee Stings
  • Behavior Concern
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bereavement
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Birthmark
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Body Aches
  • Boil
  • Breast Discharge
  • Breast Lump
  • Breathing Related Sleep Disorders
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Calf Pain
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Celiac Diarrhea
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cellulitis Of Arm
  • Cellulitis Of Back
  • Cellulitis Of Chest
  • Cellulitis Of Foot
  • Cellulitis Of Hand
  • Cellulitis Of Left Lower Limb
  • Cellulitis Of Right Lower Limb
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Chest Congestion
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain On Breathing
  • Chest Wall Pain
  • Childhood Onset Fluency Disorder
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cfs
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Ckd
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Claudication
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Congenital Ear Deformity
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cornea Injury
  • Cough
  • Cradle Cap
  • Cramp In Calf
  • Croupy Cough
  • Cyst Of Eyelid
  • Cystitis
  • Cystodynia
  • Dandruff
  • Dark Urine
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Hearing
  • Decreased Libido
  • Decreased Movement
  • Decreased Pulses
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Dental Pain
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Diarrhea
  • Diplopia
  • Disability
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Disorder Of Earlobe
  • Disorder Of Upper Respiratory System
  • Distractible
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Dog Bite Of Hand
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Cough
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dry Itchy Patches
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysthymia
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Blockage
  • Ear Cyst
  • Ear Dermatitis
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Mass
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Easy Bruising
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Elevated Ldl Cholesterol
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Enuresis
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erysipelas
  • Erythema
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Etd
  • Exhaustion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Rash
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Breast Cancer
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Feeding Problems
  • Feeling Faint
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Finger Abscess
  • Finger Injury
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprain
  • Finger Strain
  • Fingernail Injury
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flank Pain
  • Flatulence
  • Floaters
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Strain
  • Foot Tendon Injury
  • Forearm Injury
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Infections
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Functional Pain Disorders
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Herpes Female
  • Genital Herpes Male
  • Genital Pain
  • Genital Warts
  • Genito Pelvic Pain
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gluten Intolerance
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Graves Disease
  • Grief
  • Groggy
  • Groin Lymphadenopathy
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • Head Congestion
  • Head Lump
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Illness
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Homebound
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Hiv
  • Human Papilloma Virus Hpv
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperlipidemia Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Insect Bites And Stings
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Irritability
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Keloid
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratitis
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Labial Hypoplasia
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laceration
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lipomas
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Macrocytic Anemia
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Memory Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Migraine
  • Missed Periods
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Disease
  • Nail Injury
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Nausea And Vomiting
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neonatal Acne
  • Nevus
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Numbness
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Oral Candidiasis
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Attack
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Persistent Asthma
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pertussis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plant Dermatitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Prediabetes
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Pruritus
  • Psychomotor Agitation
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Retained Tampon
  • Retinopathy Of Prematurity
  • Rhinitis
  • Ringworm Of Body
  • Ringworm Of Groin
  • Ringworm Of Head
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • School Anxiety
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Std
  • Shakiness
  • Shin Splints
  • Shortness Of Breath Sob
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Disease
  • Skin Irritations
  • Skin Tag
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Spine Injury
  • Sprained Muscle
  • Sputum Production
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stridor
  • Stye
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Substance Addiction
  • Subungual Hematoma
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sunburn
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swooshing Sound In Ears
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis
  • Tachycardia
  • Teething
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Thumb Strain
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Toenail Injury
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Travelers Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Tropical Sprue
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Twitching
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Underweight
  • Unexpected Weight Loss
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Lip Tie
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginismus
  • Varicella
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Infections
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Impairment
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Vitamin Poisoning
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Vulvodynia
  • Warts
  • Wasp Stings
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Wheezing
  • Work Related Illnesses
  • Work Related Injury
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Xerosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Administrative Physicals
  • Ambulatory Services
  • Antianxiety Medical Management
  • Birth Control
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Blood Test
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Breast Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Examination
  • Camp Physicals
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Chemistry Blood Panel
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • College Health
  • Concussion Testing
  • Contraceptive Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Cryotherapy For Plantar Warts
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Drug Test
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Ear Exam
  • Electrocardiogram Ekg
  • Emergency Contraceptive Ec
  • Employee Health
  • Family Planning
  • Fitness And Exercise
  • Fitness For Duty Evaluations
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • General Well Visit
  • Geriatric Health
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Health Maintenance
  • Health Screening
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hiv Testing
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Human Papilloma Virus Hpv Vaccination
  • Lab Services
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Medication Refills
  • Medication Renewal
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menningococcal Vaccine
  • Mens Health
  • Migraine Treatment
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Newborn Care
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Occupational Health Screening
  • Office Gynecology
  • Oral Contraceptive
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Exams
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Premarital Exam
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Women Healthcare
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen Blood Test
  • Rapid Strep Test
  • Reproductive Health
  • School Physical
  • Sexual Health
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Splinter Removal
  • Sports Physical Exam
  • Suboxone Treatment
  • Suture Removal
  • Tetanus And Diphtheria Vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria And Pertussis Vaccine
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Tuberculosis Tb Test
  • Vaccinations
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Welcome To Medicare Exam
  • Well Child Exam
  • Wellness
  • Womens Health
  • Worker Compensation Evaluation
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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4910 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC, 20016

202-237-0015

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4151 Bladensburg Road
Colmar Manor, MD, 20722

301-699-7700

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

Fellowship Program: Georgetown University Medical Center (2005)

Residency Program: Lancaster General Hospital (2004)

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine (2001)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Oct 22, 2021

    The experience wasn't great. It was hurried and disinterested

  • Aug 27, 2021

    Exemplary care from Dr. Lin.

  • Aug 6, 2021

    Dr. Lin is great!