Dr. Aung-Din Honored for 30 Years of Service
Recently we nominated Dr. Aung-Din for a Volunteer of the Year Award from Sarasota Magazine. The winner will be announced in August. We thank Dr. Aung-Din for his generous contribution over the years.
Dr. Ronald Aung-Din is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. He has practiced General Neurology & Neuro-Psychiatry in Sarasota, Florida for over 37 years. Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida provides medical, prescription and case management services to members of our community who do not qualify for or receive medical insurance. Dr. Aung-Din has provided volunteer medical services for this agency for almost 30 years.
He has an extremely busy practice, but still manages to take time to see patients every other month in Epilepsy Services’ Sarasota office, averaging 15 patients per month or 90 patient visits per year. This equates to 2700 patient visits during his tenure, helping those in our community who may not have been able to receive this type of care. His dedication and compassion demonstrate his desire to help empower these patients toward self-management to be able to lead as close to a normal life as possible. Without his help, this may not have been possible. A high percentage of patients can gain and maintain control of their seizures and feel better physically and emotionally. They also gain a greater degree of personal dignity and independence.
What patients and staff say:
Dr. Aung-Din has a lot of compassion for patients. He likes to be very thorough and get to the root of the problem. Staff have heard patients say that they have been to several physicians over the years and no one ever correctly diagnosed them until Dr. Aung-Din did.
One client stated that he has been the absolute best in treating her seizures and migraines. He is outstanding in working with her special cognitive needs. He is compassionate and caring.
When referring her to other providers he always refers her to providers who also understand cognitive issues and treat her well.
Another client stated that he “treats her like a person”. He is a good listener and always wants to know “what’s going on”. He was extremely attentive in getting her medications “just right”, which significantly reduced the frequency of her seizures. Clients feel they are receiving the best medical attention he can provide and are treated like “paying” patients.
Dr. Aung-Din constantly gives uninsured patients discounts on office visits. He also goes on missionary trips several times a year and gives free medical treatment to those in need. He is highly respected by his employees and other physicians in the area.
Dr. Aung-Din can inspire us all to treat every person with compassion, dignity and respect regardless of their economic situation.