William Payne, MD

William Payne, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Hand Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Microsurgery
  • Hand Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Upper Extremity Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - 2004
Residency:
Southern Illinois University - 2009
Fellowships:
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center - 2010

Media

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

994 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Payne explained results of c-ray/mri and options in a clear & concise manner.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

He was extremely thorough and explained everything.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne unfailingly responds to every question with detailed explanations relevant to my medical concerns. He is particularly skilled at elucidating pros and cons of suggested treatments and outcomes, not over-promising (with respect for the complexity of the situation and possible complications), but rather offering positive encouragement for the agreed upon treatment decision. His attitude and actions inspire confidence.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

He’s patient and very caring.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne was amazing and such a joy to have as a doctor!

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August 19, 2021

5.0

He helped my problem! The second day and my fingers are so much better. Almost pain free and flexible again! So thankful!

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Very personal and professional

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August 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne was very kind. Explained all my options to me. He was great with my daughter.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne is the center of the team as the surgeon, of course, and as such he sets the standard of medical expertise and also of communication with the patient. As far as my understanding allows me to make this judgment, and up to this point, I could not ask for better care for this particular serious injury than I have received from Dr. Payne.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Trusted, experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and explains medical issues in an understandable way.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

His exam was thorough, he asked good questions and listened carefully.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Overall patient and informative

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He listened to my complaints, took some x-rays, examined my wrist, tested my movements and showed me on the x-rays where my problem originated and why it was causing me pain. He was friendly and professional, but I felt confident in his knowledge and he really cared.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Thorough information and test before the surgery to make sure that it was exactly and correctly diagnosed.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

He broke everything down when it came to my sons elbow and made sure he answered every question I asked and made sure I understood what was going on with my son.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

He has great follow up pre and post

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne provides a very clear description of the medical condition and possible treatment plans, helping the patient decide the best course of medical care. Treatment proceeds according to his prescription.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Steroid shots didn’t hurt!!! He’s the best

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Doctor Payne explained everything and I felt he was really present during our conversations.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Atencion al paciente.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

He was gracious and explained my hand issue in detail. He took the time to answer all my questions

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Caring, considerate, offers patients choices

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Very informative.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

He is very compassionate and caring. He offers options and clearly defines each one to help me make the choice I feel is better for me.

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July 20, 2021

4.0

Really, it’s too early to tell, but he seemed competent, and I was satisfied with his approach.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

First of all I needed help with my pain and I went to Dr. Payne. I can almost make a movie out of this line. He knows what he’s doing, he has a well trained staff - life is good.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

He was great with my daughter and knowledgeable

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne shares his thoughts about recommended treatments clearly and persuasively, and takes time to listen to the patient’s “reports� of symptoms and goals for outcome. It is a good combination for building trust in the doctor’s judgment, and hope in the future outcome.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne from day one was very professional and attentive. He explained everything in detail and addressed all of our concerns. All of my son's followed up appointments he went through the xray images taken and showed and explained the images thoroughly and progresses made.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Explained everything and he was easy to talk to

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and very Thorough. Very good with kids

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Personable and thorough

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Knows his stuff, has a good bedside manner, always in a great mood.

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Explores the options available before suggesting surgery.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Explains things well

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne is very professional and knowledgeable. He provides information in an easy to understand manner while providing comprehensive details allowing the patient to participate in decisions related to the care of the medical condition. My husband was under Dr. Payne's medical care and was very pleased with the outcome.

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July 05, 2021

5.0

professional, good communication

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne is very compassionate and detailed/thorough in his assessment and recommendations.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and understanding. He listened very well and talked through multiple possible diagnoses. He gave us a lot of time and answered all our questions.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Like the way he took care of my surgery.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

I was comfortable with him

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June 29, 2021

5.0

It's because of good/sound medical and professional services offered.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Seemed nice, went into detail on my care overall good service

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Friendly, listens to me and answers so I understand.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

He spent the time required with me, and returned to the room when I had questions

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Very good doctor and good looking .

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Very knowable

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne was very nice and explained my problem and all possible solutions. He recommended what he thought the best course of treatment was. I felt very satisfied with his care.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Very professional. Explained everything.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Amazing Dr!

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June 10, 2021

5.0

He explains the healing process and treatment very thoroughly and takes his time with you as a patient. It is very reassuring!

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Very informative

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June 09, 2021

5.0

He is a caring and very knowledgeable provider in his field of expertise.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Very caring and nice. Made me feel comfortable and very knowledgeable.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and willing to process all information to insure the best treatment is performed.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He did a great job. I appreciate all his efforts with my injury.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He is amazing and always makes time with us

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Profesional en la atención medica Puntual en la información en mi situación Eficiencia y profesionalismo Excelente presentación Comprensión en la atención

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Explained everything clearly.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable

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May 27, 2021

5.0

He really cares about his patients and the care he gives to his clients.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Good help

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Very kind and explained everything

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne takes the time to understand your concerns and/or questions.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Very informative

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May 20, 2021

5.0

He listens very well & takes notice of what you say!

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne was outstanding.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

He was very patient, very informative, listened to the concern and broke down a few trial options to narrow down the problem. He was very calm & I felt very comfortable speaking to him.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Un excelente doctor, cirujano

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Professional and informative

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Payne was professional, knowledgable, He explained to me a health plan for my issue, was kind and polite.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

He was a good doctor yeah and all his follow up appointments were good with the physical therapy.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

He was very personable as well as professional. I was very impressed with him and would highly recommend him.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Personable and likable doctor thats easy to accept treatment from

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Very nice man

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, patient and understanding, effective, consoling.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

I felt comfortable and confident in the care I was given.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

He listens and explains well He is not interested in surgery but ways to help

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Like I said, timely and professional. Starts at the front desk. Girls are so pleasant. Never have to wait long. Doc never makes me feel rushed.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Dr William Payne, listen to what I had to say, he’s kind and very thorough.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Kind. Friendly. Listens very well

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May 06, 2021

5.0

attentive communicative skilled

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Very good service

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Friendly, competent, professional

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Great doctor! Listens to his patients.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne is competent and includes me in decisions about my care.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

He really cares about his patients and tries different things to come up with solutions for us. Also he’s super personable and listens.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

He's knowledgeable and seemed to care about the patient.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Listens to your concerns and questions.

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Did a wonderful job with my surgery

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April 22, 2021

5.0

He seems nice..Will let you know after my surgery

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Payne is awesome!!

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April 22, 2021

5.0

He told me what he thought the problem was but listened to me when I said that maybe we should get an MRI & had me get one! One problem was the continuing pain & having to wait for a week to get the MRI & another week to see the Dr.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Thorough, efficient, friendly, compassionate

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April 21, 2021

5.0

He's personable, down to earth, good listener, and conservative when recommending surgery.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Payne was very concerned and helpful to me. Many thanks to him for his amazing diagnosis and treatment.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Great care!

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Was good on us waiting the nature of the injury and thorough about it.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Payne has a wonderful bedside manner, he's to the point, soft spoken but through, he's helped me tremendously.

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