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Taylor H. Haynes, M.D.,

Dr. Taylor Haynes was raised by on a small but active produce farm by two loving parents, Taylor and Lourie. From birth, they instilled in him very strong Judeo-Christian values and an All-American American work ethic. These early blessings formed the foundation and fabric of his life. Thus, Taylor is pro-life without exception.

Taylor applied this work ethic working as a Teamster and a stevedore while he earned a mechanical engineering degree from Southern University. From there he was recruited into an engineering position in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Kennecott Copper Corporation Research Center. Taylor’s love of learning, and desire to help others, lead him to medical school at the University of Utah.  After completing his surgical residency in Urology, while supporting his young family, he made the journey to the state he has called home for 34 years, when he opened his private medical practice in Wyoming.


Dr. Haynes’ research has been published in major surgical journals. He also developed and patented a surgical stapler. As well as being a certified trauma surgeon, he is an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support training for physicians. He fondly remembers the patients that traveled to his practice from all over our great state. It is here that he first came to realize his potential to help his fellow Wyomingites.


Not content to rest, Taylor owns and operates an organic cattle ranch in southeast Wyoming and is an advocate for local sustainable food production and healthy eating. Ranching in the West and producing healthy food for which there is a local demand is a life-long dream come true.

Dr. Haynes has been elevated to leadership positions in most of the in-state and national organizations with which he has been affiliated.

  • He was appointed by two consecutive Governors to the Board of Trustees of the University of Wyoming and served 12 years. He was Vice–President of the UW board and Chairman of the Fiscal and Legal Affairs Committee.
  • He served as president of Laramie County Stock Growers, Regional Vice-President of the Wyoming Stockgrowers and President of the Pole Mountain Grazing Association.
  • He was a Founder and served as President of the Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming (ICOW) Board of Directors,
  • He served on the Board of the national Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF USA) Board of Directors.
  • He was a member of the Board of Directors of Security First Bank.
  • He was Vice-Chief of Staff at DePaul Hospital and Chairman of Patient Care.

Dr. Haynes’ volunteer activities include teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Wyoming. Additionally, he was a frequent presenter at Health Forums where he speaks on the benefits of prevention and healthy lifestyles. 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. In 2008, he was inducted into the Multicultural Western Heritage Hall of Fame in Fort Worth Texas..

Taylor is co-owner and serves as President and Chief Medical Officer of Prodegi Corporate Benefit Services with his wife, Beth.  His experience as a medical expert and a leader in business allows Prodegi the ability to offer clients the unique advantage of physician involvement in the administration of their health plans.

Taylor is happily married to Elisabeth (Beth) Wasson. He has four children and three grandchildren. He is active in his community and also sings in the choir at his church.


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