Drs. Aiken and Rothchild are board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. We typically consult with patients concerning their foot and/or ankle and lower leg problems and diagnose functional issues such as tendinitis, injury/fractures, tumors, infections and deformities that often cause pain or limitations in walking or exercising. Additionally, we closely monitor and employ preventive care and techniques for our patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and as a result, who may be at increased risk of foot complications.
Drs. Aiken and Rothschild diagnose underlying medical conditions that affect the foot and ankle with the assistance of CT scans/MRIs, X-rays/Ultrasound, blood tests and vascular or nerve testing. Often, we are an integral member of a multi-specialty health care team in the diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity problems and work closely with other specialty physicians such as rheumatologists, internists, vascular surgeons, endocrinologists, neurologists/physiatrists and physical therapists. Both Drs. Aiken and Rothschild firmly believe in the team approach.
We typically consult with patients concerning their foot and/or ankle and lower leg problems and diagnose functional issues such as tendinitis, injury/fractures, tumors, infections and deformities that often cause pain or limitations in walking or exercising. Additionally, we closely monitor and employ preventive care and techniques for our patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and as a result, who may be at increased risk of foot complications.
Both Drs. Aiken and Rothschild take a very conservative approach in their treatment options and will only recommend the surgery after conservative methods of treatment have failed to yield results or if the surgical approach is going to be the best option for a particular foot or ankle concern.
Our team of
highly skilled Medical Assistants
Practice Manager/Medical Assistant
For most of her adult life Pat has been working in podiatry, going back to 1989. She received her education in physical therapy, secured a position as a practice manager in a podiatry office, and has been there ever since. She currently holds a basic x-ray license in the state of Florida, national certification as a podiatric medical assistant, and is a lifetime member of the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants. For 12 years, she was committed to the Susam G. Komen Foundation as a volunteer, serving as medical co-captain for the 3 day 60 mile walk. She was also race secretary and Shop Komen chairman for the local Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure for 12 years. Pat and her husband like to spend their spare time with family, friends and their rescue dog. One of the best things about her job is she gets to care for and interact with her patients knowing that she is making a difference in their lives by keeping them on their feet doing what they love to do.
Front Desk Manager
Mary Kay has been enjoying her time as a Medical Secretary, Biller and all things front office since 1997. She takes great pride in accuracy and attending to the many details of medical records and billing, but most of all she enjoys the trusting, friendly relationships formed with her patients. Sharing her days with her patients and wonderful coworkers is what inspires her. In her free time, she is a voracious reader and bike rider. With a lifelong interest in traveling, wildlife and animals, the outdoors is where she truly loves to be.
For the past 16 years, Karen has been a podiatric medical assistant. Before that, she worked at a local hospital for 27 years, ranging in specialties from ICU to outpatient surgery. Podiatric care is a specialty of Karen’s that keeps her on her toes. She loves her patients and does her best to make them feel as comfortable as possible. At home, Karen is happily raising her 11 year old yellow lab, named Viking, as well as her 10 year old granddaughter who keeps her busy with all of her school work.
Bay Breeze Foot and Ankle Specialists has been home to Priscilla for more than 15 years. She received her Associate’s degree from Florida Metropolitan University in 1999. In 2009, she went back to school to receive a license in massage therapy to accompany her license in Podiatric X-ray. Priscilla chose the medical field because she finds it rewarding to help others feel better. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her family, going to church, theme parks or traveling. Her best friends are her two adult children and her 6 year old grandson. They are her inspiration to have all those around her smiling.