Dr. Antonio D. Edwards, MD

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Specializes in Family Medicine • Male • Age 49

25073 Highway 1
Plaquemine, LA 70764
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Dr. Edwards' Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
5000 Hennessy Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Baton Rouge General - Mid City
3600 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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Family First Medical Clinic
Family First Medical Clinic
25073 Highway 1
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Saint Gabriel Health Clinic
Saint Gabriel Health Clinic
5760 Monticello Dr
Saint Gabriel, LA 70776
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    Dr. Edwards' Experience

    Specialties

    • Family Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Family Practice
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    Background Check for Dr. Edwards

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.
    • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (10/18/2010)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Dr. Antonio Dessell Edwards; License # MD12515R

      Nature of Complaint:

      The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners conducted an investigation wherein the board obtained and reviewed pharmacy profiles and patient medical records with regard to the physician's prescribing practices. The investigation revealed that many of the patients utilized several pharmacies to fill and refill controlled dangerous substances prescribed by the physician. The information provided by the pharmacies show multiple recurrent prescribing that often did not correspond to the patients clinic visits. The physician acknowledged gross improper supervision of his staff and employees.

      Action Taken:

      The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners has Suspended the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana for a period of six months. The suspension has been Stayed and the physician has been placed on Probation for a period of five years subject to various probationary terms and conditions including but not limited to the following:

      1. The physician shall not practice medicine in the field of the management of chronic pain or obesity.
      2. The physician shall not prescribe, dispense or administer any Schedule II, III or IV controlled substances except for administration to in-patients of and at a hospital or similar institution where the physician may be employed or exercise staff and clinical privileges and in accordance with their policies and procedures governing the administration of controlled substances.
      3. The physician shall pay an administrative Fine in the amount of $5,000.00. within 120 days.
      4. The physician shall complete twenty hours of board approved courses in the appropriate prescribing of controlled substances and the creation and maintenance of adequate medical records .
      5. The physician shall successfully complete twenty hours of board approved courses in appropriate medical boundaries and medical ethics .
      6. The physician shall complete fifty hours per year for each year of probation of continuing medical education
    • State: Louisiana
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (4/27/2010)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Antonio Dessell Edwards; License # MD056545L

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

      The physician has been disciplined by the Louisiana State Medical Board of Examiners.

      Action Taken:

      The physician has Permanently Voluntarily Surrendered his license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Pennsylvania.

    • State: Pennsylvania

    1 Board Action

    • Unknown  (3/5/2009)
    • Action Taken: License Reinstatement without Restrictions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Louisiana
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1993

    Residency Hospital

    Pinnaclehlth Sys Polyclinic
    York Hospital
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Edwards & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Edwards' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Baton Rouge General - Mid City

    • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Edwards to family and friends

    5 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Edwards' Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    4 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 5 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Edwards
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    5 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    5 responses
    below
    national average

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    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CHAMPVA
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Emblem Health
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    Office Locations

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    Family First Medical Clinic
    25073 Highway 1
    Plaquemine, LA 70764
    (225) 687-1772 (Office)
    B
    Saint Gabriel Health Clinic
    5760 Monticello Dr
    Saint Gabriel, LA 70776
    (225) 642-9676 (Office)
    (225) 922-7044 (Fax)
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
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