Vascular health optimisation
Mr Ling works closely in conjunction with other medical specialists to provide you with comprehensive care for your vascular needs. Mr Ling frequently collaborates with:
Specialist general practitioners. Mr Ling works in collaboration with your primary care provider - your general practitioner - in the management of vascular health and mostly importantly, in the prevention of complications from vascular risk factors. Risk factors for vascular disease include high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, family history of vascular disease, male sex and age over 60 years.
Renal physicians - these specialists manage people with kidney failure. Mr Ling is involved in the provision of dialysis access for patients through creation and maintenance of arterio-venous fistulae.
Endocrinologists - these specialists manage the medical side of diabetes. Mr Ling is a consultant on the Diabetic Foot Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Holding a special interest in the treatment of vascular disease that is compounded by diabetes, he is able to offer patients expert care in this area. Prevention of amputation is a key focus of Mr Ling's practice.