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New Family Practitioner Offers the Latest in Medical Practices

New Family Practitioner Offers the Latest in Medical Practices

Unlike other medical specialties that are limited to a particular organ or disease, family physicians are the only providers qualified to treat most ailments and deliver comprehensive health care for people of all ages — from children to seniors. Washington Township Medical Foundation (WTMF) is pleased to welcome new family medicine physician, Chung-Kuang (Timothy) Lin, MD, to their Warm Springs Clinic team.

“I am pleased to be in medicine because it’s a field where you get to connect with people, hear their stories and become part of their lives,” said Dr. Lin. “I really listen to my patients and hear their concerns so that I can address all the issues, helping them to live a healthy lifestyle.”

Dr. Lin was born and raised in Taiwan until his family moved to Riverside, California, when he was 12 years old. He completed his undergraduate work at UC Riverside before pursuing a medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In 2020 he returned to Southern California for his family medicine residency at Riverside Community Hospital.

Serving His Community

As a resident doctor, Dr. Lin worked in a Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC) which provides comprehensive health services to underserved populations. “My experience as a resident doctor at a FQHC was great because I was able to care for people who otherwise would not have had access to health care.”

Many of Dr. Lin’s patients were people with no medical insurance or undocumented citizens who had restricted or limited access to care. On top of that, many were dealing with severe and chronic conditions like uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension, which often led to other serious ailments. Working with these patients provided Dr. Lin valuable experience prescribing varied medications and helping connect them with available health care resources within the community.

Medical Training During a Pandemic

When asked how his medical residency was affected by the onset of the pandemic, Dr. Lin describes his volunteer work performing COVID-19 swab tests and giving vaccinations. Also, much of his outreach to young people in the community was done online instead of in person. “Since we could not go to local high schools and middle schools during the pandemic, I participated in virtual visits like a pilot program on Instagram live where I answered local students’ questions about teenage issues like sexually transmitted diseases or mental health.”

To begin his practice, Dr. Lin considered positions in New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Southern California and Sacramento, but chose to relocate to the Bay Area where his brother and sister have enjoyed working for many years. While he has been busy with school and training, he looks forward to traveling for pleasure in the future.

Dr. Lin, who speaks Mandarin and English, sees patients at the WTMF Family Medicine Warm Springs Clinic at 46690 Mohave Drive in Fremont. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lin, call 510.248.1065. For information about WTMF, visit