For Physicians

How to Refer Patients

The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery understands the importance of the bond between a referring physician and his/her patient. If your patient is referred to one of our clinics for care, it is our promise that each step of treatment will be communicated to you and the patient will be returned to your care just as soon as is appropriate. Providing the best possible care for all patients is our first priority.

To schedule an appointment for your patient with an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, please call (318) 675-8068. The automated system will direct your call accordingly.  We want to provide you with all pertinent information needed to make the referral process as easy as possible.

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Fax the following items to (318) 675-8218:

  • Referral or authorization for patient visit
  • Diagnosis/reason for patient visit
  • Relevant doctor notes, tests, films reports
  • Demographics/fact sheet which includes:
    • Patient name
    • Phone number
    • Insurance information
    • Doctor's name
    • Doctor's phone number
  • Any imaging that was taken by referring physician related to referenced condition.

Once all information is faxed, the patient is more than welcome to call the office at (318) 675-8068. The automated system will help guide the call appropriately.


Please forward patient records and films to our office:

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Head & Neck Surgery

LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Room 527
Administration Building
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103

Phone: (318) 675-8068
Fax: (318) 675-8218

Clinic Schedules:



Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport ACC Clinic

Willis Knighton South

WK Bossier

G. E. Ghali, DDS, MD, FACS


Thursday AM


D. David Kim, DMD, MD, FACS


Tuesday AM

Thursday AM

Celso F. Palmieri, Jr., DDS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday



Jennifer E. Woerner, DMD, MD, FACS


Wednesday AM


Andrew T. Meram, DDS, MD

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday



Stavan Y. Patel, DDS, MD Wednesday, Thursday AM Tuesday PM  


Specialty Clinic Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport ACC Clinic WK South WK Bossier
Cleft, Craniofacial, and Plagiocephaly   Wednesday PM  
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Monday PM

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Monday, Thursday and Friday
Head & Neck Cancer Friday PM Tuesday and Thursday Monday and Thursday


For Physicians

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery