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.