Payton Victor E MD

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Dr. Payton was the pediatrician I selected for my firstborn. I chose him because my husband and I liked him and because he was part of a call group that had a terrific reputation. However, our experience with him was unsatisfactory, to say the least.

When my daughter was about 10 days old she developed Late Onset Jaundice, or what is sometimes called Breast Milk Jaundice, although it is very rarely related to breast milk. Dr. Payton told me that he had not seen a patient with this condition in at least 20 years, and it soon became clear that he apparently did not do any reading on more recent research:

To make a long story short, Dr. Payton advised me to quit breastfeeding (and feed the baby formula) so that we could make sure the late-onset jaundice was not breast milk related. I asked him (and his nurses) repeatedly when I could resume breastfeeding, but the Dr. seemed too busy to ask the neonatologist with whom he was consulting this very important question. Finally, after 12 days, I was given the go ahead to begin breastfeeding again.

Shortly after this, my (now month old) daughter became inexplicably fussy, crying and screaming literally constantly until falling asleep exhausted for short periods. After a visit to Dr. Payton (this appointment was very difficult to get, as the receptionist apparently thought I was just a hysterical new mother), my daughter was diagnosed with Acid Reflux, or GERD, and put on medication. This did nothing to ease her apparent suffering.

About a week after the GERD diagnosis, I called the hospital lactation consultant. This was my own idea and not a suggestion from Dr. Payton or anyone in his office. The lacation consultant told me to come in immediately, which is when we discovered that I had lost a considerable amount of my breast milk when I was advised to stop breastfeeding for 12 days (even though I was pumping, as I was told to do by the doctor). I later discovered that a diagnosis of late-onset jaundice requires a mother to stop breastfeeding for only 1 or 2 days to ensure the jaundice is not connected to her breast milk.

Shortly after this very sad and difficult start to my daughter's life, I switched pediatricians.

I learned the hard way that just because a doctor is nice and has a good bedside manner does NOT mean he is a good doctor. If Dr. Payton had done a minimal amount of research, perhaps we could have avoided this bad situation all together.

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Dr. Payton was the pediatrician I selected for my firstborn. I chose him because my husband and I liked him and because he was part of a call group that had a terrific reputation. However, our experience with him was unsatisfactory, to say the least.

When my daughter was about 10 days old she developed Late Onset Jaundice, or what is sometimes called Breast Milk Jaundice, although it is very rarely related to breast milk. Dr. Payton told me that he had not seen a patient with this condition in at least 20 years, and it soon became clear that he apparently did not do any reading on more recent research:

To make a long story short, Dr. Payton advised me to quit breastfeeding (and feed the baby formula) so that we could make sure the late-onset jaundice was not breast milk related. I asked him (and his nurses) repeatedly when I could resume breastfeeding, but the Dr. seemed too busy to ask the neonatologist with whom he was consulting this very important question. Finally, after 12 days, I was given the go ahead to begin breastfeeding again.

Shortly after this, my (now month old) daughter became inexplicably fussy, crying and screaming literally constantly until falling asleep exhausted for short periods. After a visit to Dr. Payton (this appointment was very difficult to get, as the receptionist apparently thought I was just a hysterical new mother), my daughter was diagnosed with Acid Reflux, or GERD, and put on medication. This did nothing to ease her apparent suffering.

About a week after the GERD diagnosis, I called the hospital lactation consultant. This was my own idea and not a suggestion from Dr. Payton or anyone in his office. The lacation consultant told me to come in immediately, which is when we discovered that I had lost a considerable amount of my breast milk when I was advised to stop breastfeeding for 12 days (even though I was pumping, as I was told to do by the doctor). I later discovered that a diagnosis of late-onset jaundice requires a mother to stop breastfeeding for only 1 or 2 days to ensure the jaundice is not connected to her breast milk.

Shortly after this very sad and difficult start to my daughter's life, I switched pediatricians.

I learned the hard way that just because a doctor is nice and has a good bedside manner does NOT mean he is a good doctor. If Dr. Payton had done a minimal amount of research, perhaps we could have avoided this bad situation all together.

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After months of trying to get my daughter in to see Dr. Payton my medicaid was lost. When my daughter got sick I had no other choice but to use her fathers insurance. Since he had just signed up my daughters PCP was automatically selected. Not realizing her father took my daughter to the PCP listed on her fathers insurance card. Because he couldn't take her to Dr. Payton because insurance wouldn't cover the visit. Unknown to myself her records were transferred. BIG MISTAKE. Dr. Payton will no longer see my daughter because she went to see another doctor. This really bugs me because Dr. Payton really knows his stuff and I really liked the office. Afters months of explaining my situation to the Dr. Paytons wife, they still refuse to see my daughter. I think this is sooooo unfair. Everyone deserves a second chance and a second opinion when is comes to their children. But I guess they don't understand that. So parents beware.

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After months of trying to get my daughter in to see Dr. Payton my medicaid was lost. When my daughter got sick I had no other choice but to use her fathers insurance. Since he had just signed up my daughters PCP was automatically selected. Not realizing her father took my daughter to the PCP listed on her fathers insurance card. Because he couldn't take her to Dr. Payton because insurance wouldn't cover the visit. Unknown to myself her records were transferred. BIG MISTAKE. Dr. Payton will no longer see my daughter because she went to see another doctor. This really bugs me because Dr. Payton really knows his stuff and I really liked the office. Afters months of explaining my situation to the Dr. Paytons wife, they still refuse to see my daughter. I think this is sooooo unfair. Everyone deserves a second chance and a second opinion when is comes to their children. But I guess they don't understand that. So parents beware.

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Dr. Payton is the best in town. He cares for his patients, is funny and really listens to people's concerns. His staff and nurses are all friendly and caring. they are really quick when it comes to getting you in a room although after that it may take a bit. One warning - Dr. Payton keeps his office WARM! :) My son really loves Dr. Payton

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Dr. Payton is the best in town. He cares for his patients, is funny and really listens to people's concerns. His staff and nurses are all friendly and caring. they are really quick when it comes to getting you in a room although after that it may take a bit. One warning - Dr. Payton keeps his office WARM! :) My son really loves Dr. Payton

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