Dr. John Payne, MD

Dr. John Payne, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. John Payne, MD is a reproductive endocrinology & infertility specialist in Greenville, SC and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1992 and specializes in reproductive endocrinology & infertility and obstetrics & gynecology.Read his story

17 Caledon Ct Ste C

Greenville, SC 29615

Contact Information

(864) 232-7734

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Payne's Experience

Dr. Payne's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Board certified in Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Payne's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Payne "John Frederick Payne, MD, FACOG Reproductive Endocrinologist; Dr. Payne joined the staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG) on September 1st, 2007 and became a shareholder/partner in January 2012. He transitioned to civilian private practice after a successful fifteen-year military medical career with his last three years assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center as the Chief of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division in the Ob/Gyn Department and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Medical Corps. He is board-certified in both General Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), a member in American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), and the American Medical Association (AMA). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in both general Ob/Gyn and REI, and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners of the United States of America. Dr. John F. Payne is a native of South Carolina and was the Salutatorian of his class at Blue Ridge High School in Greenville County. He graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC (1988) with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology with supporting chemistry courses. While at Furman, Dr. Payne was awarded the Furman Scholars' Scholarship, J.E. Sirrine Scholarship, Army ROTC Scholarship, and American Legion Scholastic Excellence Medal, and was named to Furman's President's and Dean's Lists. He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant after completing a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship program. Dr.John Payne was awarded the early acceptance to medical school after his sophomore year at Furman and after graduation attended the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine, in Charleston, SC and graduated in the top third of his class with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree (1992). His honors at MUSC include being awarded a 4-year full scholarship in the Army Health Professions Scholarship Program and being named to the Dean's List for the College of Medicine. Dr. John Payne completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology internship and residency training (1992-96) at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, WA. His awards included recognition for the highest Madigan Ob/Gyn resident score and scoring 90% among chief residents nationwide on the CREOG Exam in 1996. He was also awarded the "Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures" for Madigan's residents and membership in the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists in 1996. Dr. John Payne then served as an Ob/Gyn generalist and Assistant Chief, Ob/Gyn service at Fort Benning, GA (1996-99), and as Chief, Dept. of Ob/Gyn and Ob/Gyn Consultant for the South East Regional Medical Command at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, GA (1999-2001). While in Augusta, he held an appointment on the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) faculty as a Clinical Instructor in the Ob/Gyn department and served as the Chief, Gynecology service at the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Although he enjoyed the practicing general Ob/Gyn and delivering babies, Dr. Payne's infertility rotations during medical school and in residency inspired him. He found his true passion was taking care of patients with infertility and he committed to further pursuing his dream. He was competitively selected for the Army's single slot for funding for subspecialty training in REI and successfully completed the highly competitive interviewing process for civilian fellowship training and was awarded an REI fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. John Payne completed a 3-year subspecialty fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC (2001-2004) and had an academic appointment as a Clinical Associate in the Ob/Gyn Department at DUMC. He was awarded Organon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Unrestricted Educational Research Grant for $44,000. He performed research in the In-vitro fertilization (IVF) lab at Duke studying the relationship between sperm deoxyribonucleic acid fragmentation and outcomes of assisted reproductive techniques and the relationship between pre-embryo pronuclear morphology (zygote score) and standard day 2 or 3 embryo morphology with regard to assisted reproductive technique outcomes. His research led to multiple publications and presentations at national medical conferences. After his REI fellowship, Dr. John Payne was the Chief of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division in the Department of Ob/Gyn and the departmental Performance Improvement officer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington, DC from July 2004-Sep 2007. He held an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of the Ob/Gyn Department at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, where he was actively involved in the education of medical students. In addition to his administrative responsibilities of managing the WRAMC REI division, which included the military's largest assisted reproductive technology (ART) program which performed over 450 IVF cycles a year, his duties included a busy infertility practice, performing advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries and microsurgical tubal reanastomoses, clinical research, teaching and training WRAMC Ob/Gyn residents and fellows from the Combined NICHD/Federal fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Payne was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), with two oak-leaf clusters, while serving in Iraq with the Task Force 47th Combat Support Hospital as Chief Gynecologist, Senior Triage officer, and surgeon on a trauma team in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006. He received an honorable discharge from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in September 2007 after successfully completing his military service obligation with distinction. His areas of expertise include infertility and in-vitro fertilization, reproductive endocrine disorders and menopause, PCOS, endometriosis, pubertal abnormalities, and advanced surgical procedures. He is Medical Director of Third Party Reproduction (Egg donor, Embryo donation, Gestational Carrier). Dr. Payne is also committed to delivering to you the most up-to-date and successful treatments for infertility, unparalleled compassion and caring and a deep dedication to help you achieve your goal of a family."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Payne "Dr. Payne is also committed to delivering to you the most up-to-date and successful treatments for infertility, unparalleled compassion and caring and a deep dedication to help you achieve your goal of a family. At PREG, you will NOT just be a number. Our PREG practice is based on treating the patient as a person and developing lasting relationships. I try to treat each patient the way in which I would hope that my wife or children would be treated. We work with the patients to help them find the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way to conceive."

2  Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

2  Board Certifications

  • Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

28  Conditions Treated

31  Procedures

  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Ultrasound
  • HIV Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Intra Uterine Insemination
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Semen Analysis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal
  • Ultrasound, Pelvic
  • Ultrasound, Transvaginal
  • Vaginal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Furman University, Greenville Sc
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Madigan Amc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Duke University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Payne Says:

Please let me know if you are not satisified with your vist with me at PREG. We want to know how we can improve your patient experience and satisfaction while at PREG. Our PREG staff is committed to excellence in health care.

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