Dr. Richard Cook is a third-generation physician from Annapolis, Md. He now resides in Charles County with his wife and three children. Dr. Cook attended Howard University for his undergraduate education and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and minored in Chemistry. Dr. Cook graduated from the Howard University School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Union Memorial/University of Maryland program in Baltimore, Md, which is also known for being one of the nation’s top heart institutes, a top 100 hospital ranked by US News, and the official hospital for the Baltimore Ravens football team. Currently, Dr. Cook is President of the Charles County Medical Society in Maryland and a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity in which he serves on the International Board of Prostate Cancer Prevention and Awareness. He has been a member of the American Medical Association, the American Association of Physician Executives, the American College of Physicians, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Cook also serves as the official team physician for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs professional baseball team, is an Associate Program Member at the University of Maryland Medical Center, has a Courtesy Faculty Appointment at the George Washington School of Nursing, and is a Physician Peer Member for the State of Maryland Board of Physicians.
Q: What do you love most about your profession?
Being able to empower patients to lead healthier and longer lives through education and treatment. Also, staying active in my community by volunteering free healthcare and lectures to those in need or just looking to lead healthier lives.
Q: What sets your practice apart?
We are known for spending quality time with patients, which enables trust and correct diagnoses. My physical exams usually last 90 minutes and a follow up appointment can last up to 70 minutes.
Q: What inspired you to add cosmetic services?
My practice is based on being one of the few in the DMV area to offer the safest, immediate FDA approved, cutting edge technology for fat loss: UltraSlim®. There is nothing else like it on the market and can be used by anyone, from a Victoria Secret model to those who struggle with excess weight.
Q: How to you ease patients’ fears?
I love telling patients the UltraSlim procedure is side-effect free. It carries a “Risk I category,” meaning our procedure is as safe as a tongue depressor! Other procedures, such as CoolSculpting, SculpSure, liposuction and plastic surgery all carry risks anywhere from bleeding, infection, blood clots, burns, swelling, pain, blisters, and hernias, to name a few. Explaining this is usually all it takes to ease any fear of our procedure.
Q: Tell us about your happiest professional moment:
There are many, but I love telling my patients to wear tighter garments at their first treatment session because they will notice their clothes will be looser after the first 32-minute treatment. Also, we have never had anyone lose less than two and a half inches on their first visit (most lose three to five inches).
Enhance Your Appearance with No Downtime
If you’ve ever tried to lose fat by getting into shape, leading a healthier lifestyle or struggled with problem areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise, you know how hard it can be to see results, particularly for adults and women post menopause.
Welcome to UltraSlim®. UltraSlim is an FDA approved, non-invasive fat removal and skin rejuvenation treatment using a sophisticated, non-UV light photomodulation device designed by NASA. This light stimulates the body’s natural breakdown of fats via opening pores on fat cell membranes and the fat leaks right out.
UltraSlim is the only non-invasive procedure approved by the FDA for immediate fat loss, with instant results in 32 minutes. This is guaranteed, or your money back. Patients usually lose on average 3.5 inches and 1.6 liters of fat during a 32-minute treatment. Compare this to the most popular competition, SculpSure or Coolsculpting, which take about three months to lose a stick of butter size of fat by killing fat cells and also carry the added potential for side effects such as pain and infection.
Not only does UltraSlim have a two-inch fat loss at your first treatment guarantee, but there are no medications, no side effects, no pain, no surgery, and no exercise required. It is the safest weight loss procedure there is with a risk one side effect category – this means the procedure is as safe as a tongue depressor.
UltraSlim also works by stimulating collagen and elastin in the skin therefore it can also offer a non-surgical face-lift that can take years off your face for a younger look, and a non-surgical butt lift to help rid your legs of unwanted cellulite.
All patients begin with a consultation by a board-certified physician during which time you will learn about the technology, how it is used and how it works. Treatment usually begins on your first visit. The first treatment will last under an hour, so measurements can be taken. Following sessions will be 45 minutes, allowing 32-minutes of light time and dressing/undressing time.
To schedule a consultation for UltraSlim or UltraSmooth at the Waldorf office, please call 301-472-4290 or visit ultraslimwaldorf.com.