Taking your medications everyday is like finding a dollar. Exercising five days a week is like finding $100. Which would you prefer?
Smile and always have a positive attitude.
Dr. Sondra Aiken
Dr. Aiken is Board certified in Internal Medicine, trained at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Since 2013, he has exclusively focused his practice on caring for the geriatric population. His philosophy for practicing medicine are as follows:
You deserve to be seen in a timely fashion. Being a former Air Force Airman, Dr. Aiken strives to respect the time of his patients. He believes if you have an appointment at 8:30 am, you should be seen at least by 8:35 am.
You deserve the option of a healthy-lifestyle first before getting a pill. In many cases such as new onset diabetes, Dr. Aiken believes that lifestyle changes are far more powerful than a prescription. Therefore, he focuses his practice on teaching his patients how to manage or even cure their diabetes by making strategic changes in their diet and physical activity.
Your voice should be heard first. Dr. Aiken believes that he should use his ears first by dedicating the initial few minutes of every visit to listen to his patients’ concerns. Hence, before he asks you a question, he will give you the floor to talk about your concerns.
You deserve to get proactive medical care. Dr. Aiken believes that each of his patients should be treated like the president when it comes to their medical care. That is why he created a system to ensure each patient’s chart is reviewed four times prior to each scheduled visit. Thus, this allows him to increase the probability that small and large problems will get spotted and addressed much earlier.
You deserve a kind and attentive staff. Both Senior Medical and Dr. Aiken work closely with the staff to ensure that each patient is treated with kindness and patience.
You deserve prompt notification for all imaging done. Dr. Aiken believes that if you have completed a lab, imaging or any other studies; you should be informed of the results promptly.
You deserve to be called back the same day. If you call Dr. Aiken’s office with a question, he will always make the effort to call back between his schedule patients or at least by the end of that day.
You are not only a patient but a human with a story. Dr. Aiken tries to treat each of his patients like the precious gem they are. He will listen to your stories, celebrate your birthday, and dance occasionally with you to their favorite songs. He agrees that laughter is therapeutic and will share a laugh or two when appropriate.
You deserve a doctor who is searching for ways to make you live longer and healthier. Dr. Aiken is constantly searching for effective ways to help his patients live to 90-plus years with great health. He currently has many patients in the 90’s who are traveling the world, some writing books, and others basking in the joy of seeing their great grandchildren grow up. He believes that most people can achieve this dream. That is why he is on a quest to find the best recipe of lifestyle changes, traditional medicine, or alternative medicine to give each of his patients the best shot of longevity.