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Richard Aiken, MD.

Medical Director

Dr. Aiken has been the Medical Director of Lakeland since December of 2010 and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Princeton University, including a Doctor of Philosophy degree. After obtaining a medical doctorate he attended Washing University School of Medicine for his adult residency training; he also was in the child fellowship program at Washington University. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles, chapters in textbooks and one book with Oxford University Press while a tenured faculty member at the University of Utah.

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Marks of Quality Care
  • Arkansas Juvenile Officers Association
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Missouri Hospital Association
  • Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • Tricare
  • The Jason Foundation

Compared to the other options, Lakeland Behavioral Health was the only one that was able to provide me with the comprehensive care that my child needed. It was obvious that the staff truly cared, and everyone was great!

– Kyle G.