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are you tired of feeling rushed through your doctors' appointments?

At Southern Internal Medicine Clinic, we understand the importance of strong patient-provider relationships and we know that quality time plays a vital role in those connections.

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About Us

Serving the community with efficient, respectful, and professional medical care.

Southern Internal Medicine of Franklinton, LA, strives to promote the health and well-being of our community through the delivery of efficient, respectful, and professional care. Our role as your primary care provider is to supply you with checkups and preventive medicine, as well as medical treatment for any existing conditions you may have. 

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Eric Payne, MD

Dr. Eric Payne grew up in Morehead, KY.  Where his parents became professors at Morehead State University, and he attended college. After completing medical school and internship in Lexington, KY.  He then moved to New Orleans, LA. where he completed residency in Internal Medicine at the LSU Charity Hospital. Since then, Dr. Payne spent years of working in many emergency departments and clinics. In 2020 he independently opened Southern Internal Medicine Clinic to better help the community of Franklinton, LA. 

Eric Payne, MD

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"I am hopeful for the first time in a very long time. I had become accustomed to the rushed 15-minute visit, until today! I felt like I mattered and was heard. Thank you, Dr. Payne, as well as your whole staff for giving this old gal a glimmer of hope that I will finally get my life back"

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