Family Practice

Stephen Payne, MD -  - Family Medicine

Stephen Payne, MD

Family Medicine located in Williamstown, MA

Stephen Payne, MD founded his family practice to care for men, women, and children in all stages of their lives. Located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Dr. Payne offers a personalized, doctor-patient approach to medicine through a wide range of services, including preventive care, diagnosis of new health conditions, and management of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. To find healthcare that’s focused on your individual needs, call Dr. Payne or schedule an appointment online today.

Family Practice Q & A

What is family practice medicine?

A family provider focuses on medical care for your whole health at every stage of life, as opposed to a specialist who treats a specific disease or section of the patient population.

Family practice physicians are the backbone of the health care system because of their ability to treat such a vast scope of patients, whether it’s a child with asthma, a woman trying to get pregnant, or a middle-aged man with diabetes.

With more than 30 years of experience as a family physician, Dr. Payne’s training enables him to not only treat men and women of all ages but to diagnose and manage a wide range of health issues. As a family physician, he can also serve as your primary care provider and facilitate your treatment strategy among specialists if needed.

What conditions does a family practice treat?

As a board-certified family physician, Dr. Payne’s practice can provide comprehensive health care, covering both acute and chronic health conditions. These might include:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Skin issues like tags and acne
  • Mood disorders like depression
  • Influenza and the common cold

Besides treating specific health conditions, Dr. Payne offers services associated with health maintenance and disease prevention. He also provides urgent care services to ensure that you receive medical attention when you need it most.

Why is preventive healthcare important?

Family practice services offered through Dr. Payne enable you to partner with a healthcare provider you can trust. This is a vital step for preventing health problems from developing in the future.

Preventive healthcare screenings offered by Dr. Payne provide a valuable opportunity to assess your health and establish a baseline. These appointments allow Dr. Payne to learn about your personal and family medical history, which helps him assess your risks for health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.

Dr. Payne also works with you to play an active role in your overall health and wellness. This involves addressing lifestyle issues like weight, smoking, and stress management.

To schedule a preventive health exam at a family practice you can trust, call Dr. Stephen Payne or schedule an appointment online today.