Mary Ling, MD

Mary Ling, MD

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Primary Specialty

Hand Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1993
Residency:
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) - 1998
Fellowships:
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center - 1999

Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • French

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

761 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Like I said she’s the best with me and my daughter

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ling was great! She explained everything in a way we could understand. She also understood how important it is to my son that he get back to competitive sports as soon as possible.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Good communication of post-sx expectations and follow up care

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Great doctor.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Excellent

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Great

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr Mary Ling is friendly, personable giving a thorough diagnosis. She administered a shot in a safe sanitized manner with minimal pain.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr Ling is very nice and explains things well. Only negative I could say is each time I have seen her she’s always been and hour late from my scheduled time. But that’s not enough for me to change Dr. She’s very kind

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Took so much personalized time

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Mary Ling MD is bright and intelligent to the needs of the patient. She was looking at which issues should be addressed first …..and other options for down the line if necessary. Provided great amounts of information to take home and study with my husband. Her personality is cheerful even when asking serious questions. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. I wish all Doctors were this kind and caring!!! I feel privileged to have been able to see her. Thank you

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Very through with explanation

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March 19, 2022

5.0

They are helping me with my injury so I can get better and back to normal soon

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Personable, with easy to understand explanations of everything.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

She’s a skilled Surgeon

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March 15, 2022

5.0

She’s easy to talk to , willing to answer questions, professional and always more than pleasant! She explains what you’ll see in my case as the bite wounds continue to heal and if the index finger remains too stiff then PT can be added to the recovery regimen.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Kindness, knowledge, expertise

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Excellent patient and doctor communication.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

She is very professional

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Ling explained my diagnosis very well. I did not feel rushed.

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March 08, 2022

0.0

She is Not Helping at all

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Takes time to explain the procedure.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

No nonsense yet caring. Very competent.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

She not only is caring for my broken dominant wrist, but she did the surgery and all aftercare for my husband when he dislocated and broke both elbows several years ago.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

She was very nice and very informative and answered all my questions

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Mary Ling is so kind and very helpful. She made be feel comfortable and took good care of me. I would recommend her to anyone. I was thankful for Dr Ling’s help.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Ling & staff are friendly & professional

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Everyone was great, Dr Ling listened to me, was patient and thorough. I felt like I mattered and my concerns are valid and they will be addressed in a way that aligns with my condition. I’m glad I am changing my healthcare to Northwestern.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

She explains things well and makes sure I understand.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and patient She explained everything thoroughly and easy to understand

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February 01, 2022

5.0

She is friendly and explains things in layman’s terms

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr Ling ia a great listener, she is very knowledgeable and was excellent at injecting steroids into my arm. I trust her.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Straight forward and very easy to work with.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

She was our doctor when my husband dislocated and broke both elbows two and a half years ago. We think she walks on water!

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Very thorough professional

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Mary was thorough and knowledgeable. She also has a very pleasant personality.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Caring and very knowledgeable

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk to, knowledgeable, professional

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January 26, 2022

5.0

She’s awesome kind and great with kids .

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Long made me feel comfortable as soon as she walked through the door. Sat down with me and explained my problem, my options, and what would and would not really work for me.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Very satisfied with my visit. Everyone was pleasant and friendly.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

She’s very knowledgeable and spent the time to help me understand what my options were

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January 18, 2022

5.0

She is an awesome doctor

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Dr ling has a great personality/bedside manner

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, extremely patient, excellent surgeon

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Ling listens and took the time to thoroughly explain what was happening and also my future options

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable skilled and kind

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ling is straightforward, easy to talk with, all information I needed was given to me very clearly, worked with me through alternatives before surgery

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January 04, 2022

5.0

She listens and gives such knowledgeable care.

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December 25, 2021

5.0

Very informative

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December 25, 2021

5.0

She let me know my options and after the procedure she told me exactly what I needed to do for recovery

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ling is thorough and listens to the issues. She provides the information allowing informed decisions about your options and care.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

I have had good reason to trust Dr Ling with my healthcare.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Ling was very thorough and explained my condition so I could understand

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Took her time with me and extremely knowledgeable.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and explains everything along the way

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ling is very thorough and explains everything for you.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ling is very professional. She explained treatments and results very clearly and kindly. She also solved my request in mychart promptly and effectively.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Careful. Efficient. Caring.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

I have recommended her to several individuals who have used her skill set, including my daughter.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

She didn't order unnecessary xrays which is important. So many doctors do that. She gave great advice when it came to exercising the finger. I loved she was honest with my daughter when saying if u go to PT they will move it and it won't be fun. She needed that honesty.

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November 28, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable. And tells you everything that you need to know and answers your questions. She is also very relatable and very nice. And easy to talk to

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Took her time with me. Explained my issue in layman’s turn. Directed me on the treatment path which I desired. Didn’t push more tests or therapy since I did not want that.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Because she is the best dr in her field

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November 20, 2021

5.0

I really liked her. She has worked on my husband's hand and done a great job.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

I trust Dr Ling

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November 20, 2021

5.0

She's thorough and caring

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November 19, 2021

5.0

She was very thorough with her examine and explained the surgery and answered all our questions. Also my wife has worked in the medical field and knows she is a excellent surgeon.

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November 18, 2021

4.0

My one visit with Dr. Ling was good, but not enough contact with her to recommend for further treatment to others.

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November 17, 2021

4.0

This is only our second visit and both times Dr Ling was running late Please give her 30 mins per patient not 15 mins

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Ling explains things very well and makes sure you understand everything about her treatment plan. She asked me multiple times throughout the visit if I had questions and made sure to take the time to answer any question I could think of. She is so open and friendly and personable.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

She us amazing!

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November 10, 2021

5.0

She’s amazing and very know

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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November 09, 2021

5.0

She is awesome

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November 09, 2021

5.0

She is so friendly and took her time with me.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Tells it like it is.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and knowledgeable!!

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October 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Ling was very thorough in explaining my options and outcomes. I didn’t feel rushed or that I had more questions after my appointment.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

She explained in great detail what to expect and I'm very comfortable with her performing the surgery next week

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October 23, 2021

5.0

Doctor Lynn explained why the problem was happening and What course of action to take to remedy my problem

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October 22, 2021

5.0

She is a great, knowledgeable Doctor with a great personality!

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October 22, 2021

5.0

She is caring and has a sense of humor

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ling is personable and caring. I chose her based on peer reviews. She took time to thoroughly explain my condition and treatment.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Very kind and personable. Answers all my questions. Doesn’t rush our visit. Is honest and direct,

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Pleasant, thorough, a helpful doctor

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October 20, 2021

5.0

She was very thorough and covered all aspects of my condition.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Care and concern. Answered all my questions. Excellent work and professional. Easy to talk with.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Personable. Explained everything clearly. Efficient yet not rushed.

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October 15, 2021

4.0

Felt her advice was in my interest.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Great doctor. Attentive, on time, answered all my questions. Was able to get results/relief on the same day.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Respond to Mychart question quickly and explain the treatment clearly.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Such a great doctor that actually takes the time to provide you with real medical care.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

She’s the best

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September 29, 2021

5.0

She is very caring and informed me about the surgery as far as what to expect and what the recovery would entail.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Explained everything. I was comfortable.

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September 18, 2021

4.0

My most recent visit felt a bit rushed.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

She was friendly, listened to me, and explained fully the situation and my options.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ling took her time to explain everything to me regrading my injury. I felt like cared about what I had to say.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Caring and professional.Made me feel at ease and was very confident to explain what to expect moving forward.

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