Biography & Education

Biography

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

Obstetrics/Gynecology

Education
University of California, Irvine College of Medicine

Care Locations

9427 SW Barnes Road
Suite 395
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-2639

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (51 Ratings, 17 Comments)

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03/20/2016
I feel the service provider lack human touch. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/02/2016
Dr. Payne and the staff at Columbia Women's clinic are wonderful!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/23/2016
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/13/2015
I think ,Dr. Payne is a amazing Doctor kind listens to my concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/11/2015
[...] She seems very caring. Scheduling appointments with this provider has been somewhat difficult. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/03/2015
I didn't see the doctor for more than an hour after my scheduled appointment. Maybe there was an emergency that I did not know about.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/21/2015
Dr. Payne, her medical assistant and receptionist were all very kind, caring and very good communicators. I have seen Dr. Payne a few times and she always spends as much time as needed, never makes you feel rushed, communicates very well, takes time to explain procedures, etc. She is awesome!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2015
I have known Dr. Payne since 2002 when she discovered my mother's [...] cancer after several PCPs and oncologists failed to do so. Dr. Payne is the epitome of a knowledgeable, competent, thorough, caring, physician. She is very easy to talk to, she listens to her patients, and she explains everything that she does. I can't say enough good things about her. I always recommend her to anyone seeking a gynecologist, as well as to students looking to go into medicine.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/04/2015
Wonderful doctor! Very knowledgeable, caring, hard working and efficient. She saved my life and I trust her 100%. I am an MD myself and I am not an easy patient, but she has a way of touching my heart. I am doing so great because of her. Thank you doc!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/19/2015
Dr. Payne is very thorough, attentive and is a kind, caring doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/10/2015
Dr. Payne is AMAZING. Yes, I always have to wait for her. But her staff call me if she is running behind [...] and then they call me when she is ready for me. [...] Dr. Payne is called for emergency surgery all the time, and I don't mind waiting for her. Once you get to see Dr. Payne, she is 100% present with her patients, and never rushes out the door to her next patient. Dr. Payne is a God-send, and a true asset to Providence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/25/2015
Dr. Payne is the best doctor I've ever had...she is completely present during appointments.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/24/2015
Extremely pleased with the care that I am receiving from Dr Payne. I have recommended her to a friend.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/06/2015
Dr. Payne is an excellent doctor, very easy to talk to, excellent communicator and I trust her implicitly.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/02/2015
Dr. Payne is an amazing doctor! She always treats me like I am her only patient and takes time to thoroughly evaluate my medical history.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
Dr Payne has my best interest in mind. I love that she is straight forward with me. She is very detailed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
I have never met a more compassionate provider than Dr. Payne. I am so thankful she is our provider for our pregnancy and this journey wouldn't be the same without her!! I'd recommend her to anyone!
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