Nichole Young-Lin, MD, MBA

Nichole Young-Lin, MD, MBA

Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB-GYN)

Bio:   Dr. Nichole Young-Lin has over 15 years of experience in reproductive health. She is passionate about providing comprehensive care for her patients throughout the continuum of their lives – from adolescence to post-menopause.

Her areas of medical interest and specialty include pre-conception counseling, supporting her patients to achieve a positive pregnancy and childbirth experience, contraception care, medical and surgical management of benign gynecological conditions (including minimally invasive surgery such as robotic-assisted laparoscopy) and office-based procedures.

Her goal is to partner with her patients to provide compassionate and holistic care with an emphasis on empowerment through education and shared decision-making.

When not working, she can be found spending time with her family, discovering new places to eat and exploring destinations near and far.
4.9 out of 5
159 Patient Ratings
31 Patient Comments

Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 321 Middlefield

Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 321 Middlefield
  • 321 Middlefield Road, 1st Floor
  • Menlo Park , CA 94025
  • Phone: 650-498-6500
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (2019) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (2015) CA
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco (2015)
  • MBA, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business (2014)
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, Political Economy of Industrial Societies & Public Health (2007)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

5.0

Clear Communication

5.0

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Dec 2020

Doctor was late, rushed and frenetic. Cut me off before allowing me to finish my questions and then didn't answer my question. This has occurred a number of times already through previous visits.

SHC Patient, Dec 2020

I was very impressed by my first time meeting Dr. Young-Lin! Because of Covid, I decided against interviewing OBGYNs as I had originally planned. However, I feel really confident Dr. Young-Lin is the best choice for me; she has a sense of humor, is good at explaining procedures, empathetic, engaged, and a good listener.

SHC Patient, Nov 2020

Dr. Young-Lin is an amazing physician who takes the time to listen to her patients, she really cares! She'll go above & beyond for them.

SHC Patient, Nov 2020

my nurse and Doctor hands down are the best I have ever had! I never felt so comfortable/ happy to be at the ONGYN. I will recommend them to all of my friends and family

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Dr. Young-Lin is a truly exceptional doctor. She is thoughtful, patient, compassionate, and immensely skilled. She has incredible clinical acumen and the most caring bedside manner. She is timely and makes her patients feel heard. I had a personally very scary health condition that complicated my pregnancy, and I was so grateful that Dr. Young-Lin was in charge of my care and guiding me each step of the way. She deserves many more than five stars. I would recommend her to all of my family and friends in a heartbeat. Her dedication to women's health and her patients is honestly unparalleled.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Very receptive to my questions and quick to provide answers. Thoroughly explained the details of the checkup in a calming manner. Quick, but not brusque.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

I am very pleased with Dr. Young Lin. I first met her when she was on call when I had a question and I could see that she was wonderful. Now that I have seen her in person, I am even happier to be in her care.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

My Dr was warm, welcoming, engaged and interactive throughout the visit. As a new patient I was given opportunities to discuss my medical history, to ask questions about continued management of condition/s, and be an active participant in decision-making, determining next steps etc.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Dr. Young-Lin is incredibly friendly and enthusiastic. Before my appointment I sent her a list of my questions and concerns, stating clearly that I do not want to be placed on synthetic hormones due to past negative experiences. In our time together I felt she was too fast to want to prescribe and did not listen to understand me or my experience. I find this rushed interaction between doctor and patient eroding of trust. I left the appointment feeling unseen and misunderstood and also more confused about why I have the symptoms that I do. I believe doctors often need more training to fully be present with their patients, to conduct a thorough interview about their history and listen deeply to their concerns and hopes. Prescriptions may cover up symptoms but do not address the root causes of what may be happening systemically in the patient. I would have preferred that Dr. Young-Lin take the time to really listen to my experience and concerns and explore root causes and more evaluation before jumping to handing me a brochure on birth control. At the end she also mentioned that "when I'm ready to have a baby I know where to find her," however, I do not intend to have children and wished she had asked if this was my desire, rather than assuming. I think she has great intentions, but unfortunately, I felt she was very rushed to get through our appointment.

SHC Patient, Sep 2020

Best OB/YN provider I have had in terms of empathy, patience, and including me in decisions. Also been very good at diagnosis and referrals.

SHC Patient, Sep 2020

Dr. Nichole Young-Lin is incredibly caring and displays true empathy. I love having her as my OB.

SHC Patient, Aug 2020

I would absolutely recommend my provider depending on the person to whom I was speaking (as in, I may choose to seek her care again myself) but not universally. Her style is not for everyone.

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4.9 out of 5
159 Patient Ratings
31 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2020

Doctor was late, rushed and frenetic. Cut me off before allowing me to finish my questions and then didn't answer my question. This has occurred a number of times already through previous visits.

SHC Patient, Dec 2020

I was very impressed by my first time meeting Dr. Young-Lin! Because of Covid, I decided against interviewing OBGYNs as I had originally planned. However, I feel really confident Dr. Young-Lin is the best choice for me; she has a sense of humor, is good at explaining procedures, empathetic, engaged, and a good listener.

SHC Patient, Nov 2020

Dr. Young-Lin is an amazing physician who takes the time to listen to her patients, she really cares! She'll go above & beyond for them.

SHC Patient, Nov 2020

my nurse and Doctor hands down are the best I have ever had! I never felt so comfortable/ happy to be at the ONGYN. I will recommend them to all of my friends and family

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Dr. Young-Lin is a truly exceptional doctor. She is thoughtful, patient, compassionate, and immensely skilled. She has incredible clinical acumen and the most caring bedside manner. She is timely and makes her patients feel heard. I had a personally very scary health condition that complicated my pregnancy, and I was so grateful that Dr. Young-Lin was in charge of my care and guiding me each step of the way. She deserves many more than five stars. I would recommend her to all of my family and friends in a heartbeat. Her dedication to women's health and her patients is honestly unparalleled.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Very receptive to my questions and quick to provide answers. Thoroughly explained the details of the checkup in a calming manner. Quick, but not brusque.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

I am very pleased with Dr. Young Lin. I first met her when she was on call when I had a question and I could see that she was wonderful. Now that I have seen her in person, I am even happier to be in her care.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

My Dr was warm, welcoming, engaged and interactive throughout the visit. As a new patient I was given opportunities to discuss my medical history, to ask questions about continued management of condition/s, and be an active participant in decision-making, determining next steps etc.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Dr. Young-Lin is incredibly friendly and enthusiastic. Before my appointment I sent her a list of my questions and concerns, stating clearly that I do not want to be placed on synthetic hormones due to past negative experiences. In our time together I felt she was too fast to want to prescribe and did not listen to understand me or my experience. I find this rushed interaction between doctor and patient eroding of trust. I left the appointment feeling unseen and misunderstood and also more confused about why I have the symptoms that I do. I believe doctors often need more training to fully be present with their patients, to conduct a thorough interview about their history and listen deeply to their concerns and hopes. Prescriptions may cover up symptoms but do not address the root causes of what may be happening systemically in the patient. I would have preferred that Dr. Young-Lin take the time to really listen to my experience and concerns and explore root causes and more evaluation before jumping to handing me a brochure on birth control. At the end she also mentioned that "when I'm ready to have a baby I know where to find her," however, I do not intend to have children and wished she had asked if this was my desire, rather than assuming. I think she has great intentions, but unfortunately, I felt she was very rushed to get through our appointment.

SHC Patient, Sep 2020

Best OB/YN provider I have had in terms of empathy, patience, and including me in decisions. Also been very good at diagnosis and referrals.

SHC Patient, Sep 2020

Dr. Nichole Young-Lin is incredibly caring and displays true empathy. I love having her as my OB.

SHC Patient, Aug 2020

I would absolutely recommend my provider depending on the person to whom I was speaking (as in, I may choose to seek her care again myself) but not universally. Her style is not for everyone.

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Interactions/appointments always feel rushed

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr. Young-Lin provides the BEST care I've ever received! She is fast in response, decisive and shows tremendous expertise, sympathy and perfect care! If a perfect doctor is rated 10 I would rate her 11.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr. Young-Lin was great! Wonderful experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

doctor young lin is extremely knowledgeable and pays a lot of attention to details.She follows up seamlessly with me and showed great compassion and patience. She is the best doctor I have ever met!!

SHC Patient, May 2020

Dr. Young-Lin is the most incredible physician. I am so happy to have her as my OB. She is attentive, lilstens to my concerns and asks the right questions, gives thorough answers, and is still very efficient. I appreciate her time with me.

SHC Patient, May 2020

I felt heard & cared for. I would highly recommend Dr. Young-Lin to my friends!

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

I had a really positive experience with Dr. Young-Lin. She showed sensitivity and competence, and my procedure ended up being far less painful/stressful than I expected. I hope to continue seeing her in the future!

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

Dr. Young-Lin has been the most friendly, thoughtful, and intelligent physician I have ever had. She has answered all of my questions thoroughly and made me feel very comfortable throughout my pregnancy (this was my second visit with her).

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Young Lin is by far the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of being seen by. She is never judgmental, always understanding and helpful. I feel like she really cares about her patients and wants the best for them. Makes me feel safe and in the best hands. After a bad experience with the doctors at my university, it was reassuring and calming to be seen baby Dr. Young Lin.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

She was aware of all of my old records since I just moved here a couple days before I saw her. She showed interest in my son & husband as well which was nice.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Could not be more positive about the good experience I had with the dr. She was wonderful

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

great bedside demeanor

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

It's weird to say that my favorite doctor ever is my gynecologist, but it's the truth! Dr. Young-Lin is so friendly and knowledgeable. She makes me feel very safe.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Young-Lin was extremely kind, patient, & reassuring.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Loved her, very friendly and informative. GREAT bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Young-Lin is fantastic!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Young-Lin was extremely professional, easy to be with on my first visit, friendly, easy to understand, and took her time I look forward to follow-up appointments.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Young-Lin was so thorough in her explanations. She took her time and didn't seem rushed. I appreciated the time she took to talk through all my concerns and I felt a lot of confidence in her as a physician.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

This was my first time meeting with Dr. Young-Lin. I have been suffering from other debilitating health problems, unrelated to ob/gyn issues, and she was very compassionate and took the time to listen to my history before beginning the colposcopy. It was a physically uncomfortable procedure, yet she was kind, checked in often and was very thoughtful throughout. She asked, for example, whether I would like step by step explanation as she went or if I preferred silence, which I really appreciated. I valued her sensitivity, how relational she was and her genuine warmth.