Payton Claire Schmidt

Payton Claire Schmidt, M.D.

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  • Urogynecology

Provider Type: Physician

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Payton Schmidt, M.D., is an obstetrician/gynecologist who specializes in treating female pelvic floor disorders, such as pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. She sees patients at the U-M Urogynecology Clinic at the Center for Women’s Health on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland and at Michigan Medicine’s Northville location. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Michigan and is fellowship trained in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Philosophy of Care

“Pelvic floor disorders have significant impact on women’s lives and their quality of life. I was attracted to female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in order to help women regain control over their lives, so that they can enjoy life to the fullest.”

“I strive to provide individualized, patient-focused care when treating a woman’s pelvic floor disorders so that together we can find treatments that help her reach her health-related goals.”

“Ideally, the patient and I will create a relationship built on communication, trust, and understanding. I will strive to work together with the patient to provide compassionate, evidence-based care and to find solutions that meet her needs.”

“It is extremely satisfying to see women achieve their health-related goals after undergoing treatments with me. I particularly enjoy hearing about how a woman’s quality of life has improved after pursuing treatment.”

“In addition to medical and surgical options, the development of pelvic floor physical therapy has become an excellent, non-surgical option for helping women with their pelvic floor disorders.”

As an academician, Dr. Schmidt is also actively involved in teaching and research. She has won multiple institutional and national awards for her scholarly work in surgical simulation innovation and surgical outcomes. She had been awarded grant funding for innovation in vaginal surgery simulation and teaching. She also continues to work with the Pelvic Floor Research Group at the University of Michigan to research biomechanics of the pelvic floor.

Dr. Schmidt is married and has two young boys. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, being outdoors, and staying active.


  • Female

Employed By

University of Michigan

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Board Certified

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology


  • English


Medical School

Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE


University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY


University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, UROGYNECOLOGY & PELIVC RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Year Began Practicing

  • 2018

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Postpartum Pelvic Floor Surgical Recovery
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Management for Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Urinary Incontinence

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow - American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellow - Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  • Fellow American Urogynecologic Society


“I work with patients to provide compassionate, evidence-based solutions that meet their needs. I particularly enjoy hearing how a woman’s quality of life has improved after treatment.”

Participating Insurances*

  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • Optum VA Choice
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • TriCare Humana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MyMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

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  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Urology (urinary tract)

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