Integrated, Personalized, Holistic Medical Care
Meet Louis E. Ramos, MD
I was born and raised on the island of Guam, a US territory in the South Pacific, affectionately known as the place where ‘America’s Day Begins’ and ‘America’s Gateway to Asia.’ Growing up in a culturally diverse environment where “East meets West” is quite literal, I developed an early appreciation for complementary medicine and the value of a full complement of treatment modalities. My mother was a nurse, introducing me to medicine as a profession and ultimately leading me to become a physician.
Attending the University of Washington, I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology as well as a second Bachelors in Biochemistry, with departmental distinction for my neuroscience research. My undergraduate honors included the National Dean’s List throughout my college years and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society. I graduated from University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1999 and then completed an internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine, in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. I am board certified in Internal Medicine, with over 20 years of experience in clinical medicine.
Following my residency in Internal Medicine, I practiced Hospital Medicine in Seattle and in Austin at Seton Medical Center. While taking care of patients when they are most ill, I’ve seen a tremendous need for a more comprehensive approach to patient care. Better preventative care could have reduced the need for many of the hospitalizations I attended. Our current healthcare delivery system operates in a reactive manner—taking care of illness after it develops, and often managing symptoms and not getting to the root cause of one’s illness. Doesn’t it make more sense to have proactive healthcare and prevent or delay the onset of illness? And in some cases even reverse medical disease before it becomes chronic and irreversible.
With that mandate in mind, I founded Austin Medical Partners to partner with the patient, and focus on preventative care as much as illness care. I have completed additional education through the Age Management Medical Group with an emphasis on prevention and treatment of chronic illness and healthy aging. Also, I am training in weight management medicine and pursuing certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Unique in today’s medical system, I will provide continuity of care by seeing patients in the office as well as in the hospital, if hospitalization becomes necessary. My hospitalist experience also provides excellent collaborations with many of Austin’s best specialists, should need for specialty care arise.
I believe in a holistic approach to patients and the entire breadth of the patients’ experience and how that impacts their health. My years of experience culminate in an approach that incorporates wellness and preventative care, while also providing the medical expertise to treat existing illness.