Each month, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) introduces one of our experienced providers in an effort for our patients to get to know us better and find the best provider for their needs. As a passionate board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Joseph Payne’s approach to skin care is all encompassing and wide ranging. In his valued position at DAA, he utilizes a variety of techniques from treating an array of skin conditions, like acne and psoriasis, to skin cancer removal surgery and scar improvement. He also performs clinical research and lectures around the country on the topic of psoriasis. Rushing from appointment to appointment isn’t a part of his profession: he enjoys spending time teaching and assisting patients in choosing the most effective, evidence-backed skincare therapy for their individual needs. He places high significance on ensuring first and foremost that patients are healthy and satisfied, going the extra mile to make sure they are confident in the look and feel of their skin.
Dr. Payne received his Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering with Highest Honors in March of 1996 before the completion of his medical degree at the prestigious Duke University School of Medicine. After feeling moved into action by the immense tragedy of 9/11 and its devastating effects on the United States, Dr. Payne enlisted in the military. He devoted his time and medical expertise to serving our country while he completed his residency at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. From 2004 to 2008, he worked as the department head of dermatology at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, where he performed general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. This surgery included Mohs cancer surgery, which he now performs expertly at DAA.
Dr. Payne cherishes his time in the military, a significant period where he was able to hone in on his medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology skills while giving back to the country he loves. In fact, Dr. Payne has gained a great following of military patients while working at DAA which further complements his comprehensive treatment philosophy and vast medical and military experience.
In addition to being a valued provider at DAA, Dr. Payne enjoys traveling, snow skiing, running and spending time with his family. In the coming weeks, we look forward to providing further insight into the essential roles of our providers. If you are interested in the cosmetic and dermatologic treatments we offer, please contact our office for additional details. To keep up with the latest dermatology news and special events, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.