Doctor Directory

Catherine Russell Linn, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.9 4.9 648 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.
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

I've recommended Dr. Linn to many because her care is so phenomenal!
Patient | July 6, 2016

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Linn. Although I see her only once or twice a year, she always remembers things from the last visit, both medical and personal. She consistently provides exemplary service and as her patient, I know I am receiving the best care available.
Patient | July 5, 2016

Dr. Linn is an excellent provider - she deserves an excellent rating - always exceeds my expectations.
Patient | July 3, 2016

I'm a registered nurse, and I am very picky about health care providers. Dr. Linn is one of the best doctors that I have ever met or had care for me!
Patient | July 2, 2016

Always a good experience!
Patient | July 1, 2016

Dr. Linn is a very caring and patient doctor. She has always made me feel she is on top of what is going on with me and answers every question on my level of understanding. She is also the doctor for my daughters and they love her.
Patient | June 29, 2016

Dr. Linn is the best.
Patient | June 23, 2016

Dr. Linn has been my PCP for more than 5 years and she is absolutely the BEST! I'm so happy I made the switch to her. She is always upbeat, friendly, listens to my concerns, we talk about our children and I always leave with confidence that I'm in good hands.
Patient | June 22, 2016

My concern was the onset of Parkinsons. Dr. Linn and her staff were courteous, caring, and attentive. Dr. Linn did a search of my medications to determine any side affects and then had me walk. She determined that I probably did not have Parkinsons, but may have Essential Tremor and referred me to a Neurologist.
Patient | June 21, 2016

Dr. Linn is outstanding, I am more comfortable and confident with her than any doctor I have ever had.
Patient | June 14, 2016

Dr. Linn gives her undivided attention, and as much time as I need. She never makes me feel rushed, or belittles my concerns. She takes a genuine interest in me as a person, and I feel that she really knows me - so I have great confidence in the recommendations she makes for my health care.
Patient | June 8, 2016

I am so pleased with Dr Linn! I have recommended to many friends and co-workers. Dr Linn is ver easy to talk to.
Patient | June 1, 2016

Dr. Linn knows my medical history and shows genuine concern and patience in advising me. I have total confidence in her medical knowledge and care. I'm very lucky to have her as my primary care physician.
Patient | June 1, 2016

Dr. Linn is the best there is. She is brilliant and caring and kind.
Patient | June 1, 2016

I had seen Dr. Linn once before. She is very thorough, and professional- I was confident in her care.
Patient | May 30, 2016

Dr. Linn is an outstanding doctor and I feel very confident in her medical expertise.
Patient | May 10, 2016

She is an excellent listener!!
Patient | April 25, 2016

Patient | April 21, 2016

Dr. Linn is great! A very good listener!
Patient | April 11, 2016

Always great experience during checkups.
Patient | April 11, 2016

Very good doctor.
Patient | April 1, 2016

I recommend this Dr. to everyone!
Patient | April 1, 2016

Excellent exeriencde
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Linn is, and has always been, all that one could hope for and expect from a physician caring for you.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Linn is perfect in all respects. An excellent medical person.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr Linn is one of the best doctors I've ever met (and I've know quite a few). She's perceptive, attentive, and caring. A fantastic physician (and person)!
Patient | April 1, 2016

I'm very disappointed. Dr. Linn spent a maximum of 2 minutes with me, and did not provide me with any solutions or medications for the sickness I had. She then requested that I come in AGAIN after I wasn't feeling better the first time. It seemed very much like she was not interested in my health, and asking me to come in again for the same issue is a waste of my time and money.
Patient | March 14, 2016

Always a great experience with Dr. Catherine Linn.
Patient | March 11, 2016

Dr. Linn is a wonderful physician. I have been seeing her for years and I feel incredibly fortunate that I get to see her. She is always a professional, she is easy-going, compassionate and kind. She responds quicker than what I would expect and is always helpful.
Patient | March 7, 2016

Dr. Linn is not my regular care provider but she did a fine job & referred me to the MD I needed to see.
Patient | March 2, 2016

Highly recommend Dr. Linn. My husband and I are both her primary care patients, and we feel completely confident in her care.
Patient | February 29, 2016

Dr. Linn is an outstanding physician.
Patient | February 26, 2016

Dr. Linn is a very good listener
Patient | February 16, 2016

Dr. Linn exceeded my expectations in listening to my health concerns, explaining my options and making recommendations to solve my problems. She takes my concerns seriously, and is a very thorough and compassionate doctor.
Patient | February 15, 2016

Dr. Linn is the BEST! She is a conscientious doctor. I feel confident in her medical advice. I know she will take good care of me and all of my health issues will be addressed.
Patient | February 3, 2016

Patient | February 2, 2016

Dr. Linn is fantastic!
Patient | January 22, 2016

Dr. Linn is an excellent physician and I always recommend her to others.
Patient | January 16, 2016

Dr. Linn is always kind and patient, I never feel like she is in a hurry, and she always takes the time needed for my visit. She is knowledgeable no matter what the issue and i truly believe she cares about my health and well being.
Patient | January 16, 2016

Excellent doctor! Easy to ask questions and receive explanations I can understand.
Patient | January 11, 2016