Corpus Christi, Texas, Feb. 13, 2019 – Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic, a large, full-service women’s health practice in Corpus Christi, Texas, has partnered with Elligo Health Research, which improves clinical trial access by engaging the 97 percent of physicians currently not offering clinical research to their patients. As a result of this partnership, the practice will expand the treatment options it offers patients by supporting research studies conducted in its practice.
Physicians at Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic who will be participating as lead investigators in the clinical trials include: Charles Kirkham, M.D. (FACOG); Christine L. Canterbury, M.D. (FACOG); Leighanne Glazener, M.D. (FACOG); Jaime Pena, M.D. (FACOG); Benjamin Supnet, M.D. (FACOG); Danielle Inman, M.D. (FACOG); Heather Dixon, D.O.; Thomas Wilder, M.D. (FACOG); and Lindsey Vasquez, M.D. (FACOG).
As members of Elligo’s Research Ready network, Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic now has the infrastructure — people, processes, and technology — necessary to conduct research in its office, effectively keeping patients closer to home and under the care of their trusted physician. The practice’s extension into clinical research will help its patients benefit from treatments they might not otherwise be able to access.
In a statement from Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic, the physicians explained, “We often run into scenarios where we have exhausted all traditional treatment options with our patients. Complete patient care is important to us and this partnership will help ensure we can continue to provide options for even our toughest clinical cases.”
“Our ultimate goal is twofold: to make research accessible and the process simple,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., CEO of Elligo Health Research. “That’s why we offer our services at no cost to our physician sites. For us, the best part is that with every new site, our ability to contribute to the future of medicine grows.”
About Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic
Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic, a large full-service women’s health physician practice serving Nueces County, opened in August of 1981. We have ten physicians. Between the ten of us, we have delivered more than 40,000 babies in our combined 100 years of experience in the Corpus Christi area. Our Womankind Services offers patients the convenience of complete OB-GYN care, including sonograms, bone density testing, and urodynamics.