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General Internal Medicine

department of medicine

Section of general internal medicine

Acupuncture Program at Temple General Internal Medicine


Karen Lin, MD, MPH
Karen Lin, MD, MPH, FACP


Dr. Karen Lin is an Associate Professor of Medicine who has both primary care and medical acupuncture practices in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM). She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology, and received her MD and Master of Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the School of Public Health. Dr. Lin finished her Internal Medicine residency training at Temple University Hospital and stayed on as Chief Resident before joining the TUSM faculty in 2005. She completed her medical acupuncture training through the Helms Medical Institute’s Medical Acupuncture for Physicians course in 2009. Subsequently, she started and is currently Director of the Acupuncture Program at Temple General Internal Medicine. Dr. Lin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.


To learn more about Dr. Karen Lin, please view her curriculum vitae here.


To Make an Appointment


Please call 215-707-1800



Payment, Insurance Reimbursement, and Office Policies


Full payment is required at the time of service. We will, upon request, provide you with the necessary paperwork for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance company to determine if acupuncture services are covered. In many cases, a flexible spending account may be used to cover acupuncture treatments.


Acupuncture care does not replace the need for a primary care physician. An ongoing relationship with your primary care doctor is strongly encouraged.



Office Location and Parking


Temple General Internal Medicine
1316 West Ontario Street
Jones Hall, 1st floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Valet parking is available at Jones Hall. There is also metered street parking and garage parking at the Ontario East Garage, next to Temple University Hospital.  For a map or detailed directions, please visit the "Directions" link under "Related Links" on the right side of this page.