Childhood experience paves the way for a career at Resurgens Orthopaedics

Taylor Brown casting a young patient

When you were young did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up? Some people are lucky enough to know, but sometimes they fall into their field due to being accident prone as a kid. Taylor Brown, Dr. Brooks Ficke's Medical Assistant, has been part of the Resurgens Orthopaedics' family since she was a child.


As a young girl, Taylor played hard to keep up with her brothers, but a broken bone brought her to visit Dr. Jason Schneider for her first visit when she was eight years old. Taylor's mom, an employee of Resurgens Orthopaedics since Taylor was a child, knew and trusted Dr. Schneider and that he would provide the care Taylor needed. She recalls coming to the office and how fun the doctor made her visits. Fractured wrists and falls led to her getting a few casts from Dr. Schneider.


Recently, Dr. Schneider performed the surgeries needed to help with her Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Taylor highly recommends Dr. Schneider and said he is, "a wonderful doctor and very thorough. He cares about all his patients and has the most wonderful bedside manner."


When Taylor was 19 years old, she began working for Resurgens Orthopaedics. It has been almost six years since she started helping others and assisting Dr. Ficke. She loves her job. Taylor said, "Dr. Ficke is very thorough, caring, and gets patients moving quickly."


When you were young did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up? Some people are lucky enough to know, but sometimes they fall into their field due to being accident prone as a kid.

Dr. Ficke sees the value of having a medical assistant who has been through some of the surgeries he performs, "Taylor has been a wonderful resource for my patients. It gives her such empathy in her interactions with patients and helps her guide patients through their own recovery process."


The best part of the job for Taylor is talking to a variety of patients and witnessing the process from start to finish of patients getting better. Taylor talked about her most memorable patient who was an accident victim hit by a car outside of a car wash. He came in with a broken arm and for two years they got to know him and took care of him. While taking care of people you tend to learn about their lives and when you can get to know them over time it makes the job more rewarding, especially when you see the improvements from start to finish.


The excitement in Taylor's voice when she talks about her full circle experience with Resurgens Orthopaedics is contagious. "Resurgens is all I've known." Since her mom brought her in for her first appointment and then the surgeries she has gone through, she can relate to the patients she sees every day in the clinic.


Soon Taylor will have a new little person to take care of, she is due in November to have her first child, a boy. Will the family tradition carry on? Stay tuned.