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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Michael Payne, Jr., MD

Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

CTCA Tulsa

"I joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America because of their philosophy of treating patients. I like the idea of treating the whole patient and also making patients the center of their care. It's the best treatment model I've seen."

- Michael Payne, Jr., MD

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5
51 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical degree

  • Rush Medical College, Chicago

Internship / Residency

  • Internal Medicine - University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Radiation Oncology - University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

Fellowship(s)

  • Radiation Oncology - Weil Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, New York City

Practicing since: 2004

“Everyone at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) cares about patients and puts their needs first. They make each patient the center of their care,” says Dr. Michael Payne, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at  CTCA® in Tulsa.

A Chicago native, Dr. Payne earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. From there, he went on to earn a medical degree from Rush Medical College, followed by an internship in internal medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Payne then moved to Kansas City and completed a four-year residency in radiation oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was named Chief Resident in the last two years of his residency. Dr. Payne also completed a fellowship in radiation oncology at Weil Cornell Medicine at Cornell University in New York City.

Prior to joining CTCA in July 2010, Dr. Payne served as a radiation oncologist at a cancer center in Texas and a hospital in Fresno, California. He used multiple radiation modalities, including IMRT, HDR, IGRT, prostate seed implants and CyberKnife.

Dr. Payne strives to involve patients in their care at a level they feel comfortable. “My overall goal for patients is that they understand—as much as they want to understand—what’s going on with them. Some patients want to know every single thing that’s going on and other patients don’t want to know anything. I try to gauge how much interest a patient has in knowing about their care to meet their individual needs,” he says.

Dr. Payne is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiology, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology and the American Brachytherapy Society.

A Chicago Bears and White Sox fan, Dr. Payne is also a technology buff and likes to travel. So far, his favorite places he’s visited are Amsterdam and St. Maarten.

Patient ratings and comments

The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/30/2018
Very pleasant, answers questions very concerned and knowledge of procedure caring and available.

Patient rating

4.4 / 5
10/14/2018
I would appreciate a higher level of confidence in my ability to correctly understand my test results. PSA tests were discontinued so that there were no results for me to misunderstand - this is what my oncologist. As a [...] I think I can be trusted with raw data.

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/7/2018
Thank you for your attention to [...] and treatment. Sure would have liked to see and experience the effects of Radiation.

Patient rating

3.8 / 5
8/19/2018
The Radiation Doc could explain things a bit more in detail. the good and the bad

Patient rating

5 / 5
8/6/2018
very professional

Patient rating

5 / 5
8/5/2018
Dr Payne was super & so understanding.

Patient rating

5 / 5
6/30/2018
Almost half way through my radiation therapy journey, thankful to have *Dr. Payne as my radiation oncologist.

Patient rating

5 / 5
5/30/2018
Dr. Payne is very knowledgeable and caring. He made sure that I understood what would happen prior to radiation and side effects. He is patient and has excellent bed side manners. His deameanor is highly professional and he makes sure that I understand everything that we have discussed prior to leaving an appointment.

Patient rating

5 / 5
5/29/2018
just wonderful

Patient rating

4.4 / 5
5/24/2018
[...]. Dr. Michael Payne and [...] are GREAT!

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About our star ratings

The patient star ratings are an average of all responses to physician-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) measures patient satisfaction as part of our effort toward continuous improvement in all aspects of the patient experience. We partner with Press Ganey®, a third-party-validated organization with over 30 years of experience supporting over 26,000 health care organizations, to survey our patients about their recent experiences at CTCA®.

Why is this information important?

CTCA is committed to transparency. Not only do the surveys allow us to continuously improve our services, but we hope these ratings will help you feel confident in your decision to seek care at CTCA.

How are the star scores calculated?

All eligible CTCA patients receive a survey from Press Ganey within one to two weeks after their treatment occurrence. In addition to being asked about their overall experience at CTCA, patients are asked to score the level of confidence they have in their provider, as well as the likelihood they will recommend the physician to others. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating, with one star being the lowest possible rating and five stars being the highest.

Are all comments included?

In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. Patients’ names and other identifying information are removed from the comments for confidentiality and patient privacy. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved, or are statements that cannot be verified as factual. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA. All ratings are included even if a comment is excluded.

Why don’t all physicians have ratings and comments?

Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys. This helps us ensure that the sample size is large enough to give you an accurate representation of the physician's care.

Star ratings and comments are not available for all physicians or specialties. The validated Press Ganey survey captures patient experience feedback with the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which include only medical, radiation and in-office gynecologic oncology services. Gynecologic surgeries are not evaluated at this time because a different survey tool would be required.

Can anyone provide ratings and responses for a physician?

No. Only patients who are under the care of the physician can provide a response through the Press Ganey survey. Eligible patients receive the survey either by mail or email after their treatment occurrence. Survey responses are completely voluntary.

How do you protect patient information for those who have responded to the survey?

Patient privacy is of the utmost importance to us. If a review comment includes any information that could identify a patient (e.g., name, etc.), it is removed from the comment prior to publishing on the physician’s bio page. All patient information that has been removed from a comment is designated with an ellipsis, or “[…]”.

How often are the scores updated?

Press Ganey surveys are sent out all year long. All patient ratings and reviews are regularly updated and published within a month of receiving the responses. Ratings and reviews remain on a physician’s bio page for one year after being published. After that time period, the ratings and reviews older than a year are removed to ensure the most current information is available.

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