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Heather  J.  Payne,  RN, WHNP

General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Care: Teen Health, OB/GYN

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 800712, Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0712
Phone: 434.982.0090

Training & Certification

  • National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

Clinical Practice

Conditions Treated:

Menstrual and gynecological disorders, Abdominal and pelvic pain, PCOS, Acne, Genitourital tract infections - UTI, sexually transmitted infections, PID, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Pregnancy, Well-woman care - routine annual exams, sports physicals

Research Interest:

Depression and other adolescent mental health issues; adolescent gynecology; PCOS; contraceptive decision-making among teens



After receiving a Bachelors of Arts degree from UVA in 1990, I became interested in women's health and went on to earn Bachelor's and Master's degrees in nursing. I was certified as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in 1998. I spent my early career working in a birthing center in South Texas, then moved on to a private OB-GYN practice in Williamsburg, Va. After a few years in Seattle, I was thrilled to be invited back to UVA for my job at the Teen Health Center. Outside of work, I enjoy being a mom, reading and traveling.


  • WHNP, Medical College of Virginia/VCU, 1998

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