Dr. Michael Aikens joins CVR practice


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Center for Vein Restoration is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Michael L. Aikens to its expanding and esteemed roster of physicians treating venous disease throughout the country.
Once opened this month, Aiken’s practice in Opelika will be the second CVR location in Alabama alongside Dr. Kenneth Todd’s Dothan-based practice. Aikens comes to CVR after 26 years as a practicing cardiologist. He has been a staple of the Auburn-Opelika area since 2002, most recently as the owner and CEO of Opelika Cardiovascular and Associates, P.C.
Aikens became interested in phlebology during his cardiology fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“What interests me most about venous disease is the opportunity I have to improve people’s health and their lives. I can help stop this chronic disease,” Aikens said.
Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, CEO; Dr. Khanh Q. Nguyen, Corporate Medical Officer; Ken Abod, CFO and Neil Collier, Chief Operating Officer at CVR, said that they are all pleased to welcome Aikens to the company.
“We are honored to be part of this community and serve to improve it,” added Lakhanpal said.
Aikens’ addition is another example of the practice’s dedication to patient care. His past patients revere him for his impeccable bedside manner and his commitment to their positive health outcomes.
“Dr. Aikens and his decades of experience, providing world-class care to the people of Opelika will enable CVR to further our mission of ‘improve lives in the communities we serve by providing state-of-the-art vascular care in a compassionate and affordable manner,’” Lakhanpal said.
Aikens’ accomplishments and accreditations also include:
Former Managing Partner, East Alabama Cardiovascular & Associates Recipient, J. Claude Bennett Award for Excellence in Research Member, Association of Black Cardiologists.
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