Norris S. Payne, MD, Pediatrician

Get to know Pediatrician Dr. Norris S. Payne, who serves patients in Texas.

As a board-certified pediatrician with over four decades of experience in his field, Dr. Payne has dedicated training and unique experience in the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. His passions are his family, his patients and their families, as well as the incredible gift of working with children and families to bring them health and happiness, and to help them achieve their full potential.

Most recently, he resigned from his full-time position as an attending pediatrician on staff at Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic in Dallas, Texas for a better work/life balance. He has spent most of his career enjoying the practice of private pediatrics in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, close to Texas Children’s Hospital where he cared for patients. 

The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began in 1978 after he earned his medical degree from the  University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He then went on to complete his residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also served as a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. 

For the purpose of remaining at the forefront of his challenging specialty, Dr. Payne remains a member of the Texas Medical Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Texas Pediatric Society. 

Furthermore, he is board-certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), which is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Founded in 1933, the ABP is an independent, nonprofit organization whose certificate is recognized throughout the world as a credential signifying a high level of physician competence. Certification by the ABP has one objective, to promote excellence in medical care for children and adolescents.

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people be under pediatric care up to the age of 21. As a pediatrician, Dr. Payne provides medical care to people ranging in age from newborns to young adults. He is trained to examine, diagnose, and treat children with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses through all of their developmental stages, as they grow and mature. 

Attributing his success to his love of knowledge and medicine, Dr. Payne was named America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly (2006-2012). Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys reading and studying philosophy, spending time with his family, gardening, listening to music, and watching movies. His favorite professional publication is the Journal of Pediatrics.

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