Biography & Education


Susan Payne, M.D., believes that establishing a caring and trusting relationship with her patients is her most important role as a primary care provider. “It’s not enough to deliver quality care in and of itself,” she says. “By taking the time to listen and educate my patients, they understand that I care about them receiving the best possible medical advice and attention.”

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Payne earned her medical degree at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center and for five years was a member of the clinical faculty at Stanford University’s School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif.

Outside of the office, Dr. Payne enjoys time with her husband, a real estate investment advisor, and their two daughters. She also enjoys long-distance cycling, running and alpine skiing or curling up with a good novel.

Areas of expertise


University of California, Irvine College of Medicine

Care Locations

9135 SW Barnes Road
Suite 761
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-2639



Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.7 out of 5 (83 Ratings, 26 Comments)


she is an excellent doctor. I left a positive review card the day I left the office!

Dr. Susan Payne seems very knowledgeable and concerned towards our needs. she explain everything and takes time to know if you have any questions that she can answer. We are very happy with her services and we would definitely recommend her to family and friends.

I was late to my apt and the still got me in rather quickly. I had never seen driving payn before though she made me feel really comfurtable right off . she was very thorough and set all of my consurns at ese. I look forward to seeing she for all my medical needs

Provider very knowledgeable and explains things well. Great attitude, you can definitely tell she cares about her work and her patients. Visit felt rushed and wait time was too long (45 minutes). Otherwise, very pleased with doctor and staff.

Dr. Susan Payne is an excellent doctor. She listens carefully and is very respectful of my time. It's really hard to get an appointment to see her but it's worth it. She is beyond amazing.

dr is the best ever. her team is great as well. I just love them all, they are very nice to me.

Dr. Payne is wonderful, she takes time with you to help you and gives you many choices in the treatment of your health

Waiting times has just been too long each visit. But she is excellent/caring/loving or wonderful OB-GYN - I love her!

It took me a very long time to get an appointment with my regular provider knowing I had complicated issues that required a visit with an MD, my provider was called away to an emergency surgery which I understood, but this required me coming back for another appointment with my provider, who fortunately had an opening in the same week, but, I then I had to take more time off of work to attend the appointment, and am still waiting to receive a referral to a higher level of care with a specialist, which I knew I needed months ago. I feel your clinic does not have the resources available for women of my age who, because they are not having a baby do not get access to a MD in a timely manner.

The nurse [...] understood my situation and understood the questions I asked. I was given help same day almost every time.Dr Susan Payne is by far one of the best providers I've ever had. She truly cared about my situation, and gave me important information as soon as possible. I was not seeing her for the happiest of reasons, and she made me feel very cared for and involved in every stage of my care. Thank you both.

My provider was late (out of her control) & helped me get into an appointment quickly & nicely.

Able to recall history quickly & thorough explanations. Continues to share the plan & progression of our pregnancy.

Receptionists seemed a little less enthusiastic about helping me when I walked in.

Dr. was late due to surgery-not a problem.

I love Dr. Payne. She is the only reason I put up with the office. Scheduling is horrible. The calendar only available 1-2 mo. in advance is so difficult. She is consistently 1 hour behind schedule. My apt was at 2:15pm. I didn't see the doc until after 3:30. I under ten emergencies happen, but this isn't the first time my appt was so late. It is totally disrespectful of your patients.

waited a little over an hour without anyone coming to update me. Not knowing when I would see the doctor, I left.

Dr. Payne is the BEST

Love love LOVE Dr. Payne - one of the very best doctors I've ever been taken care of by.

I thought Dr. Payne was excellent. She acted as if she had all the time in the world to discuss my medical issues.

Once was left in the doctors office 20 min. after visit b/c nurse forgot to bring in my paperwork.

Dr. Payne has been outstanding!

Dr Payne is an amazing physician. I have been her patient for 16 years. She always educates, takes her time, shows compassion, and listens to all of my concerns with great care.

Dr. Payne is thoughtful, kind, and is one of the best physicians I've ever encountered. It's rare to find such a dedicated person in any field these days, but I feel fortunate to have her as one of my physicians.

I feel the service provider lack human touch. [...]

Dr. Payne and the staff at Columbia Women's clinic are wonderful!!

Dr. Payne is the best incarnation of the typically nurturing women's health provider. She listens carefully to my concerns and provides not only great medical advice, but also support for my broader life concerns--job stress, family stress, and the like. She is not imperious with her advice, but starts a broader conversation. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I went to see her, and I looked forward to my second visit. Dr. Payne has the rare gift of being both an excellent doctor and an incredible human being.