Casey Payne, PA-C was born and raised in Minden, Louisiana. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 2004 from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. Casey received her Bachelor of Physician Assistant at LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport in Shreveport, Louisiana. Early in her training, she knew she wanted to work in primary care. Casey enjoys developing relationships with patients and the continuity that primary care provides. She has a passion for involving patients in their plan of care and providing education to help them better understand their diagnoses. Her areas of interest are wellness and preventative medicine, treatment of diabetes, nutrition counseling, treatment of mental health issues and educating patients on the importance of mental health when managing chronic illness. Casey has been married to her husband Kevin since 2017. Her two daughters, Sadie and Chandler, and stepson, Thatcher, keep them entertained and active. She loves to watch her children play soccer, cook healthy meals, and exercise.