Dr. Richard Ling, MD

Dr. Richard Ling, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Ling, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Dr Richard Ling

2325 17th St

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ling performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 91% of peers
Vitreoretinal Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Ling's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

13  Conditions Treated

  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Johns Mercy Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ling has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ling's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ling to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ling's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I went to Dr. Ling's office just a typical office visit at April 2016 The billing after, however, was a nightmare that we're still dealing with five months later. I was sent a bill in May which my husband sent a check for. We were sent a second bill in June, which we called to ask about and were...more
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