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About Dr. Patrick J Louis DDS
Dr. Patrick J Louis has 3 locations
Dr. Patrick J Louis has the following 2 specialties
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
An oral & maxillofacial surgeon is a physician who surgically corrects conditions of the mouth and surrounding facial structures including the head, neck and jaws. These doctors usually start out as dentists before undertaking extensive surgical and medical training.
- General Dentistry
A dentist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats oral health issues. The most basic services dentists provide are preventative and regular maintenance treatments such as cleanings, fluoride treatments, X-rays (to look for cavities), cavity fillings. He or she also provides advice on proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing for the prevention of plaque buildup.
Dr. Patrick J Louis has the following 7 expertise
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth
- Sleep Apnea
- Tooth/Bone Loss
- TMJ Disorders
- Dental Implants
- Jaw Defects
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Patrick J Louis - Posted on January 3rd, 2019
I visited Dr. Louis on Jan.2, 2019 for a second opinion consult for my TMJ pain and symptoms. I have never been a patient at UAB, and I found the check-in process efficient and easy. I was called back very quickly after filling out some brief paperwork. A resident came in first go over my history and symptoms. He was very attentive and gave a thorough examination. Then Dr. Louis came in and he too was attentive and engaging. He, too performed a thorough exam. The reason I was seeking an second opinion is because the first oral surgeon I consulted with a couple of months ago wanted to do arthroscopic surgery immediately on my jaw. The caveat with this particular surgery is being on a "no chew" diet for 3 months afterwards! This was a bit alarming and really didn't fit in with my schedule, so I sought out Dr. Louis. He agreed with the diagnosis of the previous surgeon but was not recommending surgery now or in the future unless that is the route I want to take. He prescribed a once a day anti-inflammatory to ease my symptoms. The other positive in my visit with Dr. Louis is that the time both he and the resident spent with me was twice what the other surgeon did in two visits, plus at the other office I waited over an hour at both appointments just to be called back. I am pleased with my treatment and the information I received at my visit with Dr. Louis and would recommend him if you are having TMJ issues.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Patrick J Louis - Posted on September 18th, 2018
Self-verified patient of Dr. Patrick J Louis - Posted on November 10th, 2016
Self-verified patient of Dr. Patrick J Louis - Posted on August 19th, 2016
Self-verified patient of Dr. Patrick J Louis - Posted on August 4th, 2016
I can not agree more with the many patients who express the real truth about how Dr. Louis performs, or does not perform. I am a 2003 patient of Dr. Louis, believe me he is the most uncaring physician I have ever met. At first, Dr. Louis seem so concerned and caring. After he performed total joint replacement surgery on me, putting in writing, the surgery was not successful. Dr. Louis became uncaring and immediately dismissed me from his care, I was left with a bad over bite, one eye bulging, sutures inside my head, numerous teeth requiring root canals, pain so bad daily. I have seen at least 15 physicians since my botched surgeries by Dr. Louis who can not understand why the procedures were performed. I am in good health except for my jaws and pain in my mouth and teeth. No physician knows what to do to correct my problems. I agree that a person who has true faith would not continue to ruin a patients life. Compassion can be seen in a persons actions, Dr. Louis has no compassion. I would not recommend this physician to perform and procedure. I do agree he has an ego larger than life. I can not understand an ego from someone who does not have any more ability than this man. Seems as though this physician would realize he does not have the ability to perform jaw surgery, ptosis surgery, or any surgery more than general dentistry. I witnessed his ego with the student interns, sickening. He will from a higher source be held responsible for ruining patients lives, with no remorse. I pray for this man that he will not have someone do to his love ones what he does to his patients. What goes around comes back around, this is a fact. Please do not think this physician is the answer to your TMJ problems, he will be your worst nightmare.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014, 2015, 2013)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
36 Years Experience
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1983
Dr. Patrick J Louis Accepts the Following Insurance
- CompBenefits PPO
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