J. Joseph Payton, D.O. ABFP

Dr. Payton’s hours:

Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday: Off
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: Off

Curriculum Vitae

J. Joseph Payton, D.O., A.B.F.P.
Private Practice of Medicine at:
Fairlawn Family Practice
50 N. Miller Rd.
Akron, OH 44333-3768
Phone: (330) 836-9721


  • Internship and residency in family practice at Akron General Medical Center, 1973-1976
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O., 1973, class Rank #5 / 137
  •  President and founder of Student Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Member of board of Student American Medical Association
  • Member of the Carnegie Commission Study of Health Manpower
  • Testimony to the Rodgers (House) and Kennedy (Senate) committees on health manpower
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, B.A. in biology 1968, Outstanding Senior

Community Service:

  • Akron Civic Theatre Board: 2000-2008
  • Visiting Nurse and Hospice Advisory Board: 1976-present
  • County of Summit Community Mental Health Board: 1988-1994
  • Western Reserve Human Services Board: 1978-1986
  • Blossom Music Center volunteer: 1973-1987
  • Kenley Players volunteer: 1986-1987

Professional Membership:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  •  Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
  •  Summit chapter of OAFP, past president and delegate
  • American Medical Association
  •  Ohio State Medical Association
  •  Summit County Medical Society, past delegate


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, 1976-present
  • Volunteer faculty, AGMC Center for Family Medicine, present


  • Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, Akron General Medical Center, 1989-present
  • Member of Medical Council and secretary/treasurer of medical staff, Akron General Medical Center, 1985-1999
  • Vice Chief of Staff, 1999-2000
  • Chief of Staff, 2000-2001


  • Senior staff, Akron General Medical Center
  • Courtesy staff, Akron Children’s Medical Center
  • Summa Health System
  • Medical staff at Rockynol Retirement Home
  •  Medical Director of Wingsong Extended Care Facility
  • Medical Director of Hickory Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center


  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners (FLEX), 1973
  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2007
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