Payton Haynes, MBA, ATC, OTC
For Payton Haynes, a native of Atlanta, GA, moving to Portland, OR and working at the Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists was an opportunity of a lifetime. “When I heard that the physicians at O+F were looking for Physician Extender trained Athletic Trainers to work in the clinic and operating room, I was intrigued and excited,” he said. But then, he had an encounter that would dramatically change his life. “When I met current OFS president, Dr. J. Brad Butler, and found out he was going to be bringing me on-board to be his personal ATC, I was honored and proud to make my decision to take up my southern roots and head west to work with one of the best and most respected Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeons”.
From there, it has only gotten better for Payton at O+F. On top of his regular duties working in the clinical and surgical settings in the Sports Medicine Specialty, he also works in numerous other departments within OFS, including Wrist and Hand, Foot and Ankle, clinical Total Joints, and doing regular Athletic Training outreach for local high schools and sports organizations. Payton’s outreach duties have included the Portland Crossfire/THPRD Elite Club National League Soccer teams, Beaverton High School lacrosse, the Multnomah Athletic Club Gymnastics, the Rose City Rollers Women’s Roller Derby League, as well as several other local high school sports teams. Payton has also worked as a traveling ATC for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, providing his services to the U-17 and U-18 teams to France and Mexico, respectively, during his fellowship at Emory University Sports Medicine.
You are sure to meet Payton at some point in your experience at O+F, whether it be on the field, in the clinic, or in the operating room, and you can rest assured that his top priority is “ensuring the highest level of professionalism, and providing my patients with the best-all-around care and treatment this side of the Mississippi, or anywhere else for that matter.”
When he is not busy wearing one of his many hats at O+F, Payton can be found taking in as many activities as Oregon can provide. Indoors, you can find Payton studying martial arts and rock climbing. And outdoors, you can find him snowboarding on Mt. Hood, playing SS/2nd base for the O+F softball team, honing his skills as a midfielder playing lacrosse, and hiking in the Columbia Gorge.
More About Payton Haynes
Favorite movie: Can’t pick one, tie between Star Wars V/Pulp Fiction/Fight Club.
Favorite book: Also can’t pick one…Freakonomics, Moneyball, and The Art of War.
Why I live in Portland: For the variety and availability of outdoor activities, great food, and great beer/wine. And we get the French Riviera during the summer time.
How I relax: Going to movies, playing my interactive stories (video games), or doing anything from the list above (“Why I live in Portland”).
My favorite sports moment: Watching the Atlanta Braves win the 1995 World Series.
The worst injury I ever suffered: Locked-knee lateral meniscus tear wrestling in high school or Grade III Concussion also wrestling in high school.
When I’m not at work: I’m playing softball, lacrosse, rock climbing, hiking, camping, boxing, or mountain biking…or shooting zombies.
Best music to work out to: Anything hard rock or heavy.
I’d be lost without: My family and friends, the most important people in my life.
Best advice I ever got: Learn from every experience you have, no matter how great or terrible it is. – Mike Clark (my step-dad)