Ben Aiken

Ben’s Available Office Hours

Monday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ben Aiken

MD, MSPH, DipABLM, Family Physician

Ben is a family physician with a background in international studies and public health. He completed his schooling at UNC Chapel Hill before pursuing full-spectrum family medicine training at MAHEC in Asheville, NC, where he served as chief resident. After a year on faculty, he then founded Lantern Health, where he seeks to redefine the experience of primary care and transform healthcare to work better for everyone.

Ben grew up over the mountains in Tennessee and is married with two children. He feels deeply connected to this collective community and looks to each day as an opportunity to seek adventure and balance in this landscape, including the wonderful privilege of caring for and empowering people and families in striving for optimal health.

Ben’s specific interests include: direct primary care and system-level innovation and design; lifestyle medicine and the role of food, movement, and habit in health and wellbeing; community transformation and implementation science; men’s health including vasectomy; and educating the next generation of providers.

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