Approach to Patient Care

I believe in meeting my patient’s individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help patients maintain an active lifestyle. Most spine problems can be treated with non-surgical techniques. Surgery is an option after exhausting all non-operative approaches. The Taylor Spine Team works with talented nonsurgical providers to fully…

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Commitment to Patient Care

Your spine health is my top priority. I strongly believe that the spinal treatment process is a two-way endeavor which requires both my commitment as well as your active participation. Our approach to your spinal care is “nothing about you without you”. From your very first visit in our office,…

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Medical/Surgical Approaches

It is very common for patients to tell me when they are presented with the option of seeing a spinal surgeon that they “do not want to have spine surgery.” In most cases, these patients are correct. No one should want spinal surgery; however, there is a small group of…

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Patient Education

Spinal Anatomy Understanding your condition, treatment, recovery and after-care is critical for you to achieve the maximum results. The Patient Education section is broken into the sections below. Please read thoroughly, and talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your condition and treatment. Learn More… Understanding Pain…

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I am a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in adult spinal pathologies. My practice is dedicated to providing exceptional spine care. I have gained significant experience in spinal care including orthopaedic training at the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency program, a chief resident in orthopaedic spine care at Massachusetts General Hospital, a spinal fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University and three years as a spine surgeon in the United States Air Force medical hospital, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.I believe that continuing education is an important aspect of surgeon’s practice. For this reason, I have participated as a faculty member and director of numerous courses to train other surgeons in the complexities of spinal surgery. As well, I have completed specialized research in the areas of race, ethnicity and gender in clinical disparities, total disc replacement and patient education improvement. I returned to my hometown, St. Louis, in 2002 as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Spine Surgery at Washington University Medical School. In 2005 I joined the Orthopedic Center of St. Louis. In 2014, I launched Town & Country Crossing Orthopedics (TCCO), located next to Wellbridge and Whole Foods Market. This new practice is structured as a unique clinical venture described as a physician-owned management service organization (MSO). My primary goal in starting TCCO was to create a state-of-the-art clinic environment that would optimize operating efficiency, control costs, and allow private physicians to maintain 100 percent control of their respective practices. TCCO allows clinicians to “go big,” yet still preserve their clinical independence and quality standards, while achieving economies of scale.
Taylor Spine Team