Linda Fan, MD,FACOG

Specialty

Female Pelvic Med & Reconst Surgery, Gynecology, Obstetrics

Conditions & Treatments

Abnormal Pap Smears, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Fibroids, Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Prolapse


Phone
(203) 789-3029
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Linda Fan, MD, a specialist in gynecologic surgery, relishes problem-solving for patients. “I see a lot of consultations for different issues where the patient says, ‘I’ve seen this many doctors and they never figured it out. You’re the first person who asked me that question or did this part of the exam,’” Dr. Fan says.

Getting to that point with patients requires not only a bit of detective work, but also an open attitude, Dr. Fan says. “It’s about really listening to what their complaint is and trying to read the subtext to see what else they might be worried about,” she says. “I routinely screen patients with certain questions about things that might be intimate or embarrassing. That seems to gain their trust, and then I can better help them.”

Dr. Fan surgically treats—often, with minimally invasive techniques—a number of conditions, including chronic pelvic pain, fibroids (smooth muscle tumors that are typically not cancerous) and abnormal uterine bleeding (vaginal bleeding outside the normal menstrual period).

“What drew me to obstetrics and gynecology during my education is that it you can truly build relationships with patients, and help them with their issues from start to finish,” she says. “They can come for an annual exam. If they have fibroids, I can treat that. If they need a hysterectomy, I can do that. They go into menopause. I can treat that, too. It’s really an old-school feeling of continuity, mixed with this great feeling of being able to help them with their problems.”

Dr. Fan, who is an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences for Yale School of Medicine, is active in research about patient safety.

Gender

Female

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

200 Orchard Street, New Haven, CT, 06511

200 Orchard Street
Suite 108
New Haven, CT 06511

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Fax
(203) 867-5441

789 Howard Ave, New Haven, CT, 06519

789 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT 06519

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 688-7274

Education & Training

Education

Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons

Residency

Columbia University Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare