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About Taylor Haynes

Taylor H Haynes, MD was born in Louisiana and raised on a small produce farm by two loving parents who instilled in him very strong Judeo-Christian values and an all-American work ethic.  Even as a young boy in Louisiana, Taylor dreamed of the west and was seldom seen without his cowboy boots.

After completing his basic education in a catholic school, he worked as a teamster and a stevedore to pay for his education at Southern University where he earned a mechanical engineering degree.  He was immediately recruited by Kennecott Copper Corporation Research Center to work as a mechanical engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

While in Salt Lake City, Taylor followed his calling to pursue medical school at the University of Utah where he graduated with honors. He completed his surgical residency in urology while supporting his young family, and then made the journey to begin his medical practice in Wyoming, the state he has called home for 34 years. In addition to his practice in urology, he is a certified trauma surgeon and an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support training for physicians and an instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. His research is published in major surgical journals and he is the developer and holds the patent on a surgical stapler.

Taylor's medical practice also included many hours working at the Veteran’s Administration Hospitals in Salt Lake City Utah and Cheyenne where he received firsthand knowledge of some of the deficiencies in the VA system. He fondly recalls the patients that traveled to his practice from all over the state. It was through these interactions and experiences that he first came to realize his potential to help his fellow Wyomingites.

Dr. Haynes closed his medical practice when his late wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. He dedicated his time to caring for her through her last days.  After closing his practice, his focus turned to operating his organic cattle ranch located in southeast Wyoming. Ranching in Wyoming and producing healthy food for which there is a local demand is a life-long dream come true. He is a vocal advocate for local sustainable food production and is dedicated to protecting and preserving local ranches. In 2006, Dr. Haynes was presented with the Award of Merit by the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture for his contributions in the field. And, in 2008, he was inducted into the Multicultural Western Heritage Hall of Fame in Fort Worth Texas

He is also the co-owner, along with his wife Beth, of Prodegi Corporate Benefit Services, where he is President and Chief Medical Officer. His expertise in healthcare, business, and medical economics is key to helping businesses navigate the complex health insurance market to find affordable employee health benefit plans. He is a frequent presenter at health forums where he speaks on the benefits of wellness programs and strategies for controlling healthcare costs.

He has been active in leadership positions in many local, statewide and national organizations throughout the years, including:

    • President of Laramie County Stock Growers, Regional Vice-President of the Wyoming Stock Growers and President of the Pole Mountain Grazing Association;

    • Founder and President of the Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming (ICOW) Board of Directors;

    • Member of the national Board of Directors for Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF USA);

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Security First Bank;

    • Vice-Chief of Staff at DePaul Hospital and Chairman of Patient Care.

    Dr. Haynes was a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. He also serves as the Republican Party Precinct Chair in district 45-2 Albany County.

    He is happily married to Beth Wasson and enjoys working on the ranch, spending time with his four children and three grandchildren and singing in the choir at his church.

     


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