Taylor seeks to continue Seibert’s legacy in chiropractic care | Dawson Springs Progress

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Anyone who knew Dr. Mike Seibert knew he was very passionate about certain things…his family, sports, and chiropractic care. In fact, most of the conversations you had with him ended up going back to one of these three things. Sometimes all of them.

After his untimely passing in April, many questions remained unanswered about the future of his Madisonville-based chiropractic clinic. Will the clinic remain open? Where would his patients go?

Even before he began his short battle with cancer in December, Dr. Mike had already started planning for the future.

“Mike had a vision for his practice to live on,” said Tina Seibert, Dr. Siebert’s widow. “He decided months ago to preceptor a graduate chiropractic student. He was able to start the process by becoming Dr. Blake Taylor’s preceptor. Dr. Seibert saw this as a way to be able to reach more people and provide them with quality care.

A tutor is someone who teaches another a trade or business. In this case, he would bring a young chiropractor under his wing and teach him the trade.

“He also felt that as he got older, having a younger chiropractor would help the practice live on,” Tina said. “Although things changed unexpectedly, he was very happy that Dr Taylor was there to help make the process a little easier.”

To Dr. Mike, his clinic staff and his patients were like family. As his condition worsened, he adamantly wanted to make sure his chiropractic family was taken care of. Even when he knew he might no longer be around to serve as a teacher and mentor, he still wanted this young doctor to join this family.

Although Dr. Mike was not there to greet him, Dr. Taylor officially arrived at the clinic on May 11, where he joins Dr. Marina McCay’s staff.

“I worked with Dr. Mike Seibert for 20 years,” said Dr. McCay. “I am so grateful to have Dr. Taylor in our office to help me keep Dr. Seibert’s vision for this practice alive.”

Upon entering, Dr. Taylor is aware of the impact Dr. Mike had on the community and the vision he had for the clinic that continues to bear his name.

“I plan to continue helping the community and I’m sure Dr. Seibert will always be in our office, in the city of Madisonville and in many other cities in the area,” Taylor said. “I plan to continue to be influential, as he was, with sports in the region and helping young people.”

Local sports fans likely remember Dr. Mike not only from his clinic, but also from his active participation in local sports for many years. Even as recently as November, he was on the radio helping to broadcast Hopkins County Central High School football games.

Dr. Taylor is also a sports enthusiast, although his main love may be a bit different from his predecessor.

“Motocross is my passion,” he said. “I would like to keep this passion alive in the city of Madisonville.”

It was actually his love of motorcycle racing that brought him closer to Dr. Mike. Taylor worked for several years teaching at the Motocross School in Sebree, a few miles off I-69 from Madisonville, and it was there that he befriended several Madisonville locals. These connections eventually led him to Dr. Mike and brought him to Madisonville.

“When I’m not in the chiropractic office, I’m usually training motocross schools or doing whatever adrenaline-filled thing,” Taylor said.

Taylor completed his undergraduate studies at Austin Peay in Clarksville and is currently enrolled in Logan University’s doctoral program. He will graduate in December.

The Clarksville, TN native will keep regular hours at the clinic Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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