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Catherine Russell Linn, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.9 4.9 473 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Internal Medicine
Primary Care

Board Certificates

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005


MD - Vanderbilt University, 2002
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2005
Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2003


Vanderbilt Primary Care Green Hills
Vanderbilt Medical Group Green Hills
2002 Richard Jones Road
Suite B-300
Nashville, TN 37215

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Lynn is the best.
Patient | August 23, 2017

Too much hassle to get an appt. Will not recommend Vanderbilt for primary care.
Patient | August 14, 2017

Dr. Linn is kind and compassionate ALWAYS!
Patient | August 14, 2017

Dr. Linn is by far the most amazing doctor I have ever had. She is invested in her patients and is quick to respond to questions on the MyHealthatVanderbilt app. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Linn!
Patient | July 31, 2017

Dr. Linn always spends a great deal of time discussing and going over all of my health questions and needs. I think of her as more than just my physician. I consider her my friend as well.
Patient | July 31, 2017

I absolutely LOVE Dr. Linn and recommend her to anyone who will listen.
Patient | July 24, 2017

Best physician I have ever had.
Patient | July 24, 2017

Dr. Linn is truly the best physician I have ever encountered. She stays on time with her appointments, yet makes you feel like you are the only patient she has that day as she always listens to all concerns and never makes you feel rushed at all.
Patient | July 5, 2017

Very good experience. Dr. Linn is personable which puts you at ease.
Patient | June 28, 2017

I have recommended Dr. Linn to several people that now have her as their PCP. The most caring physician I have ever seen
Patient | June 27, 2017

I find Dr. Linn extremely capable, caring and attentive. I have already recommender her to friends.
Patient | June 26, 2017

Provider seemed a bit impersonal at the visit. The follow-up MHAV message seemed about the same. Otherwise, the care delivered was optimal for my level of well-being since I'm healthy just aging.
Patient | June 19, 2017

By far the BEST doctor I have ever had.
Patient | June 5, 2017

excellent doctor
Patient | May 29, 2017

Dr. Linn is the best Healthcare Quarterback I have ever had! Her communication skills and concern continually amaze me.
Patient | May 15, 2017

Patient | May 9, 2017

Dr. Linn is the best and you can tell that she really wants your health to improve and not just give you meds.
Patient | May 2, 2017

Dr. Linn is amazing!
Patient | April 24, 2017

Dr. Linn is a fine physician. Her care is exceptional.
Patient | April 21, 2017

The best doctor I have had
Patient | April 17, 2017

Patient | April 11, 2017

Dr. Linn has always been very thorough & helpful & understanding, all of which I really did appreciate.
Patient | March 27, 2017

Dr. Linn took extra time with me this visit to listen to my concerns healthwise.
Patient | March 24, 2017

I have used Dr. Linn for several years. she is kind, a good listener and attends to my needs in a timely fashion.
Patient | March 20, 2017

Dr Linn showed a lot of compassion about a long term health problem I am having. We didn't come up with a lot of answers necessarily, but the concern she showed helped me feel very validated and supported.
Patient | March 13, 2017

dr. Linn is an excellent doctor. she has an excellent bedside manner, is very knowledgeable, and empathetic. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Patient | March 2, 2017

this particular visit wasn't bad, just needed prescription refills. However, on previous visits and my husbands visits, the ability are inclination to perform in office procedures was denied, always referred to someone else. Seems like they don't like to make decisions.
Patient | March 1, 2017

Experience was all good. I didn't need medication or followup. Survey should have n/a space.
Patient | February 27, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Linn for about 10 years. I absolutely have the utmost confidence in her as my primary Physician. I have recommended her to many people that have asked my advice about a primary care doctor. She is never in a hurry and has always taken the time to answer any questions which I may have.
Patient | February 22, 2017

Care provider demonstrates extreme care for the patient. Endeavors to find a solution to medical problem and is willing to discuss alternatives. An excellent provider!
Patient | February 13, 2017

Dr. Linn is a fantastic doctor!
Patient | February 5, 2017

amazing. kind compassionate. simply unseen in today's healthcare. such a blessing.
Patient | January 31, 2017

As I said before, Dr. Linn is exceptional and truly cares about her patients. I have an anxiety disorder and she makes an effort to choose treatment that is both medically sound and mentally/emotionally compatible with my unique issues.
Patient | January 31, 2017

Dr. Linn is simultaneously approachable and knowledgeable - a true treasure in the medical profession. I have referred her to three friends, all of whom agree.
Patient | January 30, 2017

Catherine is compassionate, realistic, friendly and responsive.
Patient | January 30, 2017

Best dr. I have ever had.
Patient | January 24, 2017

Dr. Linn is always thorough and explains everything.
Patient | January 23, 2017

Dr. Linn is always prompt and spends the right amount of time taking care to listen to my health questions and concerns.
Patient | January 23, 2017

The best.
Patient | January 20, 2017

Dr. Linn is consistantly very good with her time, explanations & care.
Patient | January 20, 2017

Dr Linn is an amazing provider - she is very thorough & listens to my concerns - I am very thankful to have her as my Primary Care Physician
Patient | January 18, 2017

Patient | January 16, 2017

Love Dr. Linn. She spends as much time with me as I need, she knows my health history, and I am very comfortable discussing any health issues with her. I recommend her highly.
Patient | January 16, 2017

Dr. Linn is an excellent provider and always attends to my needs and questions. She always shows interest and concern around my life and health. She takes the time to understand the things influencing my health and involves me in the discussions and actions around them.
Patient | January 9, 2017

Dr. Linn has been my primary for about 10 years. She is professional and proficient.
Patient | December 28, 2016

Dr. Linn is the best primary care physician I have ever known!
Patient | December 21, 2016

It is always a pleasant experience with Dr. Linn. I know multiple people who also use her as their primary care physician. She is also my mom's. I feel comfortable letting her know how I feel and feel as though she gives me the best options in treating any issues.
Patient | December 12, 2016

Dr. Linn and her staff are superb. Seeing and being with her and her group is the best experience I have had with the Vanderbilt Medical Hospital.
Patient | December 12, 2016

She's the best!
Patient | December 11, 2016

I always like seeing this provider.
Patient | December 7, 2016

Very happy with Dr. Linn.
Patient | December 1, 2016

Outstanding and caring physician
Patient | November 21, 2016

I am grateful to have Dr. Linn as my internist and am always pleased with her approach and concern about my health. She makes prompt referrals when necessary for a specialist and I appreciate her concern. She makes it fun to go to the Doctor!
Patient | November 16, 2016

Have been seeing Dr. Linn several years. She is by far the best PCP I've ever been to.
Patient | November 14, 2016

Outstanding in all respects.
Patient | November 7, 2016

Dr. Linn is highly recommended by me! She's thorough and kind; her office staff is great and they strive to be on time. As long as Dr. Linn is practicing, I will be her patient... and I work for Saint Thomas!
Patient | November 7, 2016

I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Linn. She is a wonderful care provider. Respectful, listens and spends time with you.
Patient | October 31, 2016

Dr. Linn is the best internist I have ever dealt with. My husband and I both see her and feel completely confident in her care and her recommendations. Thanks.
Patient | October 31, 2016

Dr Linn is a very caring professional. Great doc
Patient | October 24, 2016

Dr. Linn is an amazing provider! I have been seeing her for several years, and I am always impressed with her compassion, care, and knowledge. She is a great listener, and I feel like she really understands my concerns and addresses them appropriately.
Patient | October 18, 2016

Dr. Linn and entire staff, are all courteous, efficient, friendly and professional. I feel like Dr Linn stays on top of all that is going with my health or any issues related to it.
Patient | October 12, 2016

I am very fortunate to have such a thoughtful, concerned doctor.
Patient | September 28, 2016

Always receive excellent care.
Patient | September 14, 2016

Meeting with Dr. Linn is always beneficial.
Patient | September 3, 2016

Patient | August 30, 2016

Dr. Linn is excellent, knowledgeable, and friendly. She represents the ideal that other primary care providers should aspire to be!
Patient | August 29, 2016

My care provider has always had my health in her best interest. I would not want to see any one else and would highly recommend her to all people.
Patient | August 25, 2016

dr Linn is the absolute best.
Patient | August 23, 2016

Dr. Linn listens to my concerns & is supportive & encouraging. She doesn't seem judgemental which is SO refreshing!
Patient | August 12, 2016

Dr. Linn is aware that she is not all knowing and is smart enough to refer her patients when needed.
Patient | August 9, 2016

Dr. Linn is the best caring, compassionate, patient & understanding!! She never makes me feel rushed, listens intently, explains everything! Her confidence in me & herself has given ME the confidence to treat my health proactively...and I suffer from hypochondria complicated by a phobia of doctors.
Patient | August 8, 2016

I believe Dr. Linn is knowledgeable and knows who to refer to if needed and knows what test to order - However, her physical assessment during annual visit needs improvement - It is not very thorough. She relies only on what patient is telling her. - Concerns of her finding a problem on her own if there is one that the patient is not aware of yet.
Patient | August 5, 2016

Dr. Linn appears to be an extremely competent physician, answering questions with good information and making appropriate referrals to other doctors when necessary. She is also at ease in the examining room, thus putting me at ease as well and feeling that she is interested and has the time to attend to my concerns--no matter how insignificant they may actually be. She is, by far, the most compassionate and friendly medical care provider I have ever encountered in my 63 years of living and I trust her completely.
Patient | July 27, 2016