Dr. Payne has been a practicing Physician Assistant in Emergency Medicine for over 26 years. He began his career in healthcare as an EMT, eventually becoming a Paramedic and working in the field for 6 years. Interaction with Physician Assistants at local Emergency Departments and hospitals led to a fascination with and determination to become a PA. He graduated from the PA program at Kettering College in 1988. Dr. Payne holds a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from AT Still University, a Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University and a Doctor of Health Sciences, with a concentration in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies, from AT Still University.