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Dr. Stanley Ling
Phone: (509) 783-9848
Fax: (509) 783-9860
Website: www.lingmds.com

About Dr. Ling

Announcing our affiliation with MDVIP

MDVIP Dr. Stanley Ling has transitioned his practice to a more personalized preventive model of health care and affiliated his practice with MDVIP. This is a national organization that assist physician practices to offer patient the ability to interact with their providers so that all their concerns can be addressed with emphasis on preventive medicine and life style changes. For more information, please call the office or check out this website. http://www.mdvip.com.

Dr. Stanley LingDr. Stanley Ling is a board certified Internist, practicing in the Tri-Cities since 1995. He graduated from Ross University School of medicine and completed his training at Spokane Internal Medicine, Washington.

His practice in internal medicine includes patients with diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He has noted that many of his patients with these ailments were obese. Not only did obesity affect basic health, it also affected their quality of life. Diet programs that were available locally did not offer long-term solutions to this problem.

Ling Medical Weight Loss Centre was started in response to the urgent need in the community to assist patients to achieve safe and rapid long-term weight loss. The weight loss program that Dr Ling offers is easier, faster and safer than standard diets because patients are under the care of a physician throughout the course of their treatment.

Dr. Ling has also identified in his practice, the need for certain aesthetic procedures to help his patients realize the potential of beautiful looking skin and appearance through laser skin rejuvenation. Bzen MedAesthetics was formed to bring these technologies to the Tri-Cities. Botox, dermal fillers and the latest laser lipolysis are also offered in the clinic. CoolLipo is a excellent option for patient who still have stubborn pockets of fat around the abdomen, neck or thigh after moderate weight loss.

Dr. Ling continues to strive to improve the health and well being of his patients and the community with care and compassion.

FAQs

1. What is Optifast?
At the heart of the OPTIFAST Program is a portion-controlled, calorically precise, nutritionally complete diet that takes the guesswork out of eating. The benefits of OPTIFAST shakes, soups and bars include: Optifast

  • High-quality, complete nutrition
  • Pre-portioned and calorie-controlled servings
  • Stimuli narrowing
  • Quick and simple preparation
  • Freedom from having to make food choices

 

2. How is Optifast different from other diets?
The OPTIFAST program goes way beyond the typical diet. To help ensure your long-term success, OPTIFAST clinics provide personal support and lifestyle education throughout the program. Some of the features include:

  • One-on-one counseling sessions with a physician, registered dietitian, or lifestyle counselor.
  • Small group discussions led by a health care professional.
  • Peer support from current and past OPTIFAST participants.
  • Educational materials created especially for OPTIFAST patients.
  • Customized activity plans appropriate to your fitness level and schedule.

 

3. What kind of results does OPTIFAST deliver?
A recent clinical study of 20,000 patients completing 22 weeks of OPTIFAST treatment documented a:

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For patients with comorbid conditions present at baseline, these improvements are even more substantial. Blood glucose, in particular, has been shown to drop more than 35% from baseline in patients with type 2 diabetes completing only 4 weeks of OPTIFAST treatment.

A study of more than 20,000 participants shows five years after completing the program, the majority kept enough weight off to improve their health long term. That's testimony to the quality of the OPTIFAST Program — and its providers.

4. OPTIFAST before bariatric surgery?
Some OPTIFAST clinics and bariatric surgery centers offer special programs that help patients lose weight in advance of their weight loss surgery.

If you are considering weight loss surgery or are scheduled for a procedure, talk to your physician about the benefits of presurgical use of OPTIFAST. It could make a meaningful difference in your health before surgery, during surgery, and long afterward.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Reduced risk for complications during surgery
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Increased weight loss first year following surgery

 

A recent clinical study shows how bariatric surgery patients can benefit from pre-surgical weight loss.

Reducing liver size and abdominal adiposity before obesity surgery can lead to a diminished degree of surgical difficulty, decreased risk of liver trauma, and blood loss. Colles and colleagues offered pre-operative patients the OPTIFAST full meal replacement diet for up to 12 weeks to reduce surgical risks through weight loss.

Significant findings from the study included mean decreases in:

  • Body weight — 32 lbs. (10.6%)
  • Liver volume — 18.7%
  • Visceral adipose tissue — 16.9%

 

5. OPTIFAST after bariatric surgery?
The OPTIFAST weight loss program offers meal replacement formulas and education to prepare for surgery as well as preparation for postsurgical behavior changes. OPTISOURCE supplements meet the specialized nutritional requirements of post-surgical patients.

  • OPTISOURCE after surgery
  • Designed to meet the unique nutritional challenges of the post-surgical patient

 

Reference: www.optifast.com/Pages/optifast_home.aspx

6. I've lost a significant amount of weight, but still have stubborn pockets of fat. Is there a treatment for this?
We can help fight the those stubborn pockets of fat with COOL LIPO. COOL LIPO (laser-assisted lipolysis) is a new, minimally invasive technology that liquefies fat for easy removal. It is a laser-based procedure that breaks up and removes fat cells in areas such as under the chin, neck, and jowls or areas with loose skin such as the arms. In addition, the unique wavelength of the COOL LIPO laser system directly contracts collagen and tightens the skin, an effect not seen with standard liposuction.

Benefits of CoolLipo

 

  • Gentle fat disruption and removal technique for small areas
  • Treats areas that are diff icult for conventional liposuction
  • Less invasive than a neck or face lift
  • May be performed under local anesthesia only
  • Short procedure in your physician's office
  • Safe with minimal bruising and side effects
  • Minimal downtime post-procedure

 

Reference: www.cooltouch.com/Lipolysis.aspx

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Call more information on Cool Lipo call 509-783-5400.

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Kennewick, WA 99338

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