NHRMC Physician Specialists - General Surgery Specialists Adds Colorectal Surgeons

September 10, 2019
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NHRMC Physician Specialists - General Surgery Specialists is pleased to welcome Sarah Scott Fox, MD, and Joseph M. Payne, MD, to the practice. Dr. Fox and Dr. Payne will offer colon and rectal surgery services, launching a new division for NHRMC.

Dr. Fox earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and her medical degree from University of Sydney School of Medicine in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Fox completed her residency in general surgery at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where she served as administrative chief resident. She completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dr. Payne earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem and his medical degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Dr. Payne completed his surgical residency at Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals, where he served as chief administrative resident. He completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. Dr. Payne has served Southeastern North Carolina as a colon and rectal surgeon in private practice for more than 25 years.

Dr. Payne has a special interest in anorectal surgery, anal fissures, hemorrhoid problems, fistula disease, anal cancer and colon and rectal cancer prevention and screening. Dr. Fox has a special interest in female pelvic floor functional problems and pain and in robotic surgery.

Both physicians are interested in colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease.

Drs. Fox and Payne will be seeing patients at the NHRMC Medical Mall. For more information about the practice, visit www.nhrmcphysiciangroup.org.