During medical school, Dr. Payne met and married her husband, Dr. Norris Payne who is also a pediatrician. In 1989 she was joined in practice by Dr. Norris Payne and formed Payne Pediatrics. The practice continued in the Houston Medical Center through May of 2010. At that point, both doctors decided that it was time to join a larger group to keep up with the changes in medical care. In September 2010 Dr. Payne and her husband, became pediatricians with Piedmont Medical Care Corporation and opened their practice, Piedmont Physicians, Pediatrics at Oak Hill in Newnan, Georgia.
Before closing Payne Pediatrics, Dr. Payne was a clinical professor at Baylor College of Medicine and acted as the preceptor for pediatric resident's continuity clinic. She values education of her parents as well so that they can actively participate in their child's healthcare and development.
Dr. Payne is the mother of two sons, Jeff who is a law student at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and Jonathan who is doing an internship with the NFL corporate office. In her spare time, Dr. Payne loves spending time with her two Westies, one of which is a puppy that was added to the family after moving to Georgia. She is also an avid needlepointer and loves all crafts.
Since moving to Newnan, Georgia, Dr. Payne has had the opportunity to participate in many community events and be a part of the Coweta County Chamber of Commerce. She also works as an attending pediatrician at Piedmont Newnan Hospital and volunteers with the education department in teaching part of the prenatal classes.