Dr Lingen is a 1989 graduate of The Chicago Medical School (now renamed The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) which she attended as a U.S. Navy Health Profession Scholar. As a commissioned U.S. Navy Medical Corps officer, she trained at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California where she completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1993. Her subsequent military assignments included being a staff physician at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan and at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. After working with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser) in suburban Washington, DC and in a private practice occupational/urgent care medical group in Virginia Beach, VA, she ultimately relocated to the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 2005. She provided women’s primary care services and served a Clinical Director for the Eastern Shore Rural Health System (ESRHS) for 16 years, prior to being promoted to Chief Medical Officer in August of 2021
Dr. Lingen’s clinical interests include the integration of telehealth services in the practice of clinical medicine, rural urgent care medicine, and military/veteran’s health issues.
She is a Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN and a member of several professional organizations, including: the American Association of Physician Leadership, the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Telehealth Network, the College of Urgent Care Medicine, and Virginia Post 100 of the American Legion. In June of 2022, she was elected to serve as the American Legion Service Officer for Virginia District 1 which covers the Eastern Shore of Virginia.