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Britton Thodal: Upbeat medical assistant cares for patients with spine issues

Staff spotlight: Life almost took the “bubbly” medical assistant in a completely different direction ... a lot of people are glad it didn’t

Many of the patients who have been treated for neck and back pain at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center have received care from Britton Thodal, who has been specializing in spine as a medical assistant for the past seven years. Patients describe her as “fantastic,” “exceptional,” and “the most positive medical assistant on the planet.”

Britt’s colleagues in the clinic also have complimentary things to say. “Bubbly and smart” pretty much sums it up.

“Britt is the MVP of the Spine Center,” says spine surgeon Dr. Louis Magdon. “Her knowledge, skills, and compassion elevate the quality of care and add tremendous value to the patient experience.”

So it’s safe to say a lot of people — both patients and staff — are glad she’s here at Blue Ridge instead of working as a marine biologist, which was her original plan.

Keep reading to learn more about Britt:

Q: How long have you been working at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic?

Seven years

Q: What is your job title?

Medical Assistant for Dr. Louis Magdon

Q: What does your job entail?

Help care for patients with spine conditions

Q: What do you like most about your job?

Seeing patients progress from their injuries/surgeries

Q: What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

Marine biology. I was a marine bio major but life took me in a different direction.

Q: What county do you live in?


Q: What is your favorite local business?

Moo Thru

Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Spend time with my family

Q: What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?

I have four kids and I have a pallet decor business called “Palletable Designs”

Q: Where’s your favorite place in the world?

Anywhere tropical

Q: What is your motto or personal mantra?

How you take care of yourself is how the world sees you.

Q: Three words to best describe you:

Upbeat, approachable, honest

Q: What is the one thing you can’t live without?

Diet Coke

Q: What is the most recent TV show you binge watched?


Q: What is one food that you cannot resist?


Q: What’s the best advice you were ever given?

Time heals everything

Q: Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)?

Definitely dogs, I have three


The information on this blog should not be considered medical advice regarding diagnosis or treatment recommendations.


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