FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16 2015 (Saskatoon) Dr. Patrick Ling has joined the Medical Board of HealthChoicesFirst.com, a growing video-based, Canada-wide directory of health care providers. HCF features Key Opinion Leaders sharing health and wellness solutions and patient education tools related to physician-directed care, prescription and non-prescription medications, surgical options and more.
Dr. Ling is the founder of Avant Sports Medicine in Saskatchewan. He is a pioneer in musculoskeletal ultrasound and the first sports medicine physician in Canada to be credentialed as a musculoskeletal sonographer. Dr Ling will be working closely with some of our existing Medical Board members liked Dr Lum, Dr Leith and Dr Perey to name a few as we build out our sport injury libraries for High School and University athletes to better understand injures and the recover process and options.
“Dr. Ling shares HealthChoicesFirst.com’s complementary approach to health and wellness,” says Jackson Sayers, CEO, HealthChoicesFirst.com. “Over time he realized that many of the chronic diseases such as hypertension, coronary artery disease and diabetes that he had managed in the emergency department could have been prevented with attention to diet and physical activity.”
Dr. Ling recently launched the Exercise is Medicine campaign at the University of Saskatchewan. The program brings awareness of the health benefits of exercise and provides timely exercise counseling and support to those who may benefit from an exercise prescription.
“With his extensive, broad experience and holistic approach to patient health, Dr. Ling will be an asset to the team as we build sports medicine video libraries and Health Talks,” says Sayers. “We’re excited to have someone with the same vision join us as we continue to grow.”
HealthChoicesFirst.com is a national health and wellness directory that connects consumers with providers such as physicians, dentists and physiotherapists based on their geographic location, and features over 1,500 solution-based videos and articles.
With resources on topics such as diabetes, nutrition, fitness, prenatal and postnatal health, sexual health and sports injuries, HealthChoicesFirst.com is the largest provider of video content of its kind in North America. HealthChoicesFirst is backed by a number of qualified and experienced partners, and continues to expand its medical and corporate governance boards across the country. Visit HealthChoicesFirst.com for more information on the medical and corporate governance board members.