Dr. Pierre Louwrens

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Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Map External Link
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Specialty:Family / G.P.
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Profile updated 13/03/07    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 3.1 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 27 reviews. Dr. Pierre Louwrens has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Family / G.P.-related: general practice, general care, family medicine, family practice, primary care
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2889915
01/10/13 4 3 1 1 I rated his knowledge very poor, although he thinks he knows everything. A relative of mine had heart issues, but did Louwrens contact a cardiologist. NO. Did he refer him to a cardiologist NO. If you have a common cold or the flu you are fine going to him. You will likely get better anyway. But if you are elderly and are ill, please go get a second opinion. Don't take a chance on this guys diagnosis.  Respond
RID: 2704425
09/07/13 5 5 5 5 Great doctor. Informed, thorough, considerate, friendly. I don't see any of the things listed in the negative reviews. Wonderful staff too.  Respond
RID: 2681035
17/06/13 4 3 2 3 I am not a patient of Dr Louwrens. Neighbors are. My mother-in-law, elderly, is a former patient. This has been my observation: Some days, at office appointments, Dr Louwrens is attentive, a reasonably good doctor. Some days, his lack of attention to, or interest in, patient care is unacceptable. His demeanor and bedside manner are unsatisfactory.  Respond
RID: 2536126
19/01/13 5 4 4 4 Great physician......but over burdened as only G.P. in large area. He is knowledgable, but is often rushed, through no fault of his own.  Respond
RID: 1466076
16/06/11 4 5 5 5 Dudes, he's a doctor who simply wants to get to the point and fix-up whatever is wrong with you, yet so many complain "oh wawawa he's uncaring" and whatever else.. Maybe some people should stop going to the doctor for every little scratch they get lol.. Great doctor, best I've ever had and would never ask for another.  Respond
 
22/05/11 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1353324
02/02/11 2 1 1 1 HORRIBLE would have killed my newphew if he took the RX he proscribed him...I will take my kids to a vet before going to him  Respond
RID: 1329155
06/01/11 5 5 2 2 Seems to prefer a servile attitude in patients. Hit and miss with this doctor. In an emergency he seems more helpful, but when I go to the clinic I get treated like a hypochondriac. I've noticed he's better when there are other medical professionals present. Perhaps he has a hearing problem, and prescribes things that I mention I've tried at home to no avail. His bedside manner is generally terrible, and I know of more than one woman who complains about having to remove more clothing than appears to be medically relevant. There seems to be a reason the other clinic in town has a three-week waiting period, while his is only about a day. It's a shame that we lack the choice when we're dealing with urgent non-emergency situations.  Respond
RID: 1278668
24/10/10 5 5 5 5 This physician has been amazing! I have been dealing with an illness for several years, and he is the ONLY physician that took the time to listen to me, and complied with all of my crazy, demanding requests. We were always on the same wave of thinking, and was very positive with me. He has done more for me than I could of ever asked. He has always taken the time to talk to me, and always does a check on how I'm feeling or making out. He also has taken the time to speak to my family regarding my illness, in better terms than I could, and helped them understand what I am going through. I couldn't ask for a better physician to take care of me. Bless him, and his staff for sticking through the times of being the ONLY physician in the southwest. His receptionist is fantastic. She took the time to get me in with specialists, when it seemed like things were going "south". Bless her for her diligence and her time she has taken for my case!  Respond
RID: 1261507
29/09/10 5 4 5 5 Very busy physician; still takes time with patients to answer questions. I have great respect for his knowledge and treatments.  Respond
RID: 1231660
18/08/10 5 3 1 1 This doctor is totally incompetent. He does not care about people what so ever. He is VERY arrogant, and only cares about getting paid. He does has no sympathy and does not care about anyones health. He is also responsible for several deaths in my family due to his lack of knowledge and mis-diagnosis! Stay away from this man if you have any health concerns whatsoever, and advise your friends and family to do the same.  Respond
RID: 1157921
27/04/10 2 2 1 2 I am not sure why this man chose to be a physician. I found him very unhelpful & uncaring. He sent me thruogh all sorts of tests & emotiond that were completely unnecessary! He seemed to take pleasure in giving me "bad" news. All around bad experience.  Respond
RID: 1109777
19/02/10 4 5 5 5 Pierre has been an amazing doctor for our area. When all these people have been trying to run him out of town, he was the one who stayed here to treat all of these ungreatful people. Though he may not always be the nicest of people...would you always be chipper and in a good mood if you were the only doctor in the SW and people came to you daily because their nose was running...get over it, you have a cold. I have gone to him with all my pregnancies and for everything my kids and I have needes, and he has been amazing and very helpful. I let him diagnose me instead of me, not being a doctor, telling him what I had....I did not go to school for 10 plus years to become a doctor.  Respond
RID: 1035395
16/11/09 4 4 1 2 Very Moody!!!(Bipolar???) Doesn't seem to like people or care about his patients. Mumbles when he talks. Seems to rush you and doesn't listen to all of your concerns. Brushes you off too easily.  Respond
RID: 865148
19/04/09 5 5 5 5 I think he's a fabulous doctor. I don't go to the doctor to have my hand patted, and back rubbed. I go to find to get a diagnosis. He's never wrong.  Respond
RID: 790377
15/02/09 1 2 1 1 wishing he would have more compassion for the familys and there situations.  Respond
RID: 758273
07/01/09 5 4 5 5 I have never had a problem with him..he's been a very good doctor to me.  Respond
RID: 750491
27/12/08 4 4 1 2 Once prescribed me medication to clear a hoarse cough when no other doctor would - and it worked. Since then he has also prescribed my 11mnth old an inhaler drug which Not only did not seem to be approved infants, but at an adult dosage rate. Luckily I caught this by reading the medication information inside the package. I sought a second opinion and was prescribed another medication for my 11 month old. So what would have happenned to my 11months old lungs had I administered this nonapproved drug at an adult rate.... Never Will I take this chance again....  Respond
RID: 711714
28/10/08 1 1 1 1 i went to this doc...my arm is swollen...very sore...cant even hold a glass of water...wont give me pain killers...aint doin nuthin bout my arm  Respond
RID: 709365
25/10/08 4 4 4 5 Recently our son had a medical problem and Dr. Louwrens responded very well, answering all our questions and even referring us to Swift Current for a more in-depth look at the medical issues our son faces. People who call him a toad and other names should perhaps review their own attitudes first, the community of Shaunavon can be very cold and rude towards any "outsiders".  Respond
RID: 685387
16/09/08 3 5 4 4 Has been punctual, knowledgeable and answered any questions I have at every appointment. I don't make appointments looking for a coffee gossip, I only want to take care of my health and Dr. Louwrens is very helpful in that regard, even though I may not *like* what I hear, I know it's the truth.  Respond
RID: 644954
22/07/08 1 2 1 1 This Dr. is indeed ignorant and uncaring. Selfish and money hungry describes him. Knowledgable? Maybe, but has no social skills available that would allow him to properly communicate the knowledge. He displays a temper and is rude to patients.  Respond
RID: 639530
15/07/08 4 4 1 2 Is it not a conflict of interest that this arrogant toad of a man dispenses his own prescriptions?!?!?!  Respond
 
19/12/07 SYSTEM: 3 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 439395
05/11/07 5 4 5 5 Found him really good. So what if he doesn't meet other peoples standards. If your looking for sympathy (which can be found between scat and syphillous in the dictionary) go some where else.We're lucky to have him.When other doctors have problems who do you think they go to? Yeap you guessed it, they go to him. Have seen it on more than one occasion and have transferred over to his office.  Respond
RID: 370385
20/07/07 4 3 4 4 The dr. you want in an emergency, but not in the office. Quite rude and does not appreciate any questions. However, in an emergency is to the point and more compassionate than in the office, for sure.  Respond
RID: 362449
09/07/07 5 3 5 5 As an EMT for the Shaunavon area I would want Dr. Louwrens to be attending if one of my family members or friends should need medical attention.That's how much trust I put in his capabilities.  Respond
RID: 355882
28/06/07 5 5 5 5 This doctor doesn't candy-coat any medical advice. He's punctual, persistant, and has caught health issues when other doctors in town seemed to have missed them. His bedside manner is blunt and to the point, but when compassion is needed, he doesn't seem to hold it back. Those who think this doctor isn't very good and the service is poor....try a certain clinic in Swift Current.  Respond
RID: 312208
07/05/07 3 1 2 arrogent, uncaring, can't get rid of patients fast enough. Belittles when questioned about pt. or self. When asked to check a swollen knee, just said" You want a knee replacement or what?" Never ordered X-ray or even laid a hand on.  Respond
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