About Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG)
a positive, compassionate approach with all of Their patients
PREG takes a positive, compassionate approach with all of their patients. They know the amount of strength it takes to make this commitment, and they work hand-in-hand with patients to achieve the result that’s right for everyone. Every treatment plan is tailored to the individual patient, taking into account, age, lab results, medical history, and personal preference. PREG’s doctors carefully review each case and make recommendations based on all of the gathered information.
Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, PREG’s nearly 7,000 square-foot facility contains a Surgical Suite, accredited by the American Association of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, as well as InVitro Fertilization, Andrology, and Endocrine laboratories. Their practice is the only one in the Southeast with two IVF labs as well as two surgery centers since acquiring Advanced Fertility in Columbia.
Affording fertility treatments is often perceived as overwhelming. However, PREG is a private clinic and offers pricing and financing options that other clinics cannot. They also have financial counselors who are experts in maximizing patients’ financial resources and insurance benefits.
Locations in Greenville, Spartanburg, & Asheville, NC
Phone Number: 1 (866) 725-7734
John Frederick Payne, MD
Third Party Reproduction Director
Dr. Payne is a native South Carolinian. He finished his undergraduate degree at Furman University and earned his Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology, completing his Internship and Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and then subspecialized in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility completing his REI Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Payne served in the U.S. Army for 17 years and had a distinguished military career achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was awarded many honors including the Army Meritorious Service Medal in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
He was the Division Director for REI at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC overseeing the military’s largest IVF practice with over 450 cycles yearly and has trained many OBGYN residents and REI fellows and held multiple academic appointments including Assistant Professor, OB/GYN at USUHS School of Medicine, Clinical Associate, OB/GYN at Duke University Medical Center, and Clinical Instructor, OB/GYN at the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Payne has been published and presented numerous times. He is double Board Certified in OB/GYN as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. In 2007, Dr. Payne joined Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG), later became a partner at PREG and serves as the director of third party reproduction. He is married with three children.