Center for Women’s Health Partnership Brings Clinical Trial Treatments to Patients

Englewood, Colo., May 21, 2019The Center for Women’s Health, a medical practice focused on obstetrics and gynecology services, announces its partnership with Elligo Health Research, which improves clinical trial access by engaging the 97 percent of physicians currently not offering clinical research to their patients. The partnership will help the Center for Women’s Health expand the treatment options it offers its patients by supporting research studies conducted in its practice. The practice is currently conducting studies in uterine fibroids and recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis.

“Our physicians have always recognized the importance of contributing to the health and well-being of our community,” said Dr. Asela Russell, founder of the Center for Women’s Health. “But bringing Elligo’s unique, no-cost approach to clinical research into our office will allow us to contribute even more and undoubtedly help advance the future of women’s health care around the world.”

Patients at the Center for Women’s Health who have exhausted conventional methods of care can now choose to treat their conditions with cutting-edge therapies. Enabling the practice to conduct trials in-house will allow patients to stay under the care of their preferred physician and stay closer to the comforts of their own home.

“Our goal is to make clinical research easy for our participating sites,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., CEO of Elligo Health Research. “We want our physician partners to be able to focus solely on their patients’ care, so we provide the necessities — personnel, processes, technology, infrastructure — and communicate with patients along the way.”

About Center for Women’s Health
The Center for Women’s Health provides women in the Denver Metropolitan Area with a wide range of pre- through post-natal services that support the health and well-being of mothers and babies. The all-female medical staff understands the complex issues their patients sometimes face during pregnancy and strive to create a safe and nurturing environment. For additional information visit www.tc4w.com.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates Now Offering Clinical Research as Care Option to Patients

Fairfield, Ohio, May 7, 2019Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates, a women’s health medical practice, announced that it will now offer research as a care option through a partnership with Elligo Health Research, which improves clinical trial access by engaging the 97 percent of physicians currently not offering clinical research to their patients.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates’ expansion into clinical research will help the practice’s patients benefit from treatments they might not otherwise have access to. Through the partnership, Elligo will provide the people, processes, and technology necessary for the practice to conduct trials in its office, effectively keeping patients closer to home and under the care of their trusted physician. The practice is currently conducting studies in uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and human papilloma virus (HPV).

“We are committed to serving a patient’s needs for her entire life,” said Dr. Kimberly Bonar, physician at Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates. “This partnership will help us fulfill that mission even when patients have diseases that are difficult to treat.”

“It is always an honor to help medical practices like Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates become a Research Ready study site,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., CEO of Elligo Health Research. “Not only are we improving their patients’ health directly, but their participation in clinical research studies helps contribute to the future of medicine as well.”

About Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates
The physicians of Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates are partners in enhancing women’s health. Since 1940, they have provided high quality, comprehensive healthcare to patients in a comfortable and caring environment. Their commitment to excellence is focused on the needs of each woman throughout all stages of life. For more information, visit www.cincyobgyn.com.

WestGlen Gastrointestinal Consultants Expands Services Into Clinical Research

Shawnee, Kan., May 2, 2019WestGlen Gastrointestinal Consultants, a gastroenterology practice with 12 offices in the Kansas City metro area, is now offering research as a care option for its patients by partnering with Elligo Health Research, which improves clinical trial access by engaging the 97 percent of physicians currently not offering clinical research to their patients.

Through the partnership, WestGlen is now a Research Ready site, which designates them as capable of conducting clinical trials in their office, providing patients the opportunity to participate in clinical research as a care option. With this designation, WestGlen’s patients will be able to benefit from novel treatments, accessed in the comfort of their trusted physician’s office. They are currently conducting studies in recurrent C. difficile, moderate to severe Crohn’s disease, moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

“As a practice that addresses multiple factors such as diet, wellness, medications, and sleep patterns in patient health, we are pleased to now include clinical trials in our range of treatment plans,” said Mark A. Molos, M.D., founder and managing partner of WestGlen. “We appreciate the support and resources Elligo provides as a part of their network of study sites.”

“Elligo is delighted to be working with WestGlen to deepen the care its physicians are offering patients,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., CEO of Elligo Health Research. “With the addition of WestGlen to our network, we’re expanding our ability to reach more patients and advance the future of gastrointestinal care.”

About WestGlen GI Consultants
WestGlen Gastrointestinal Consultants has served the community since 1998 and is dedicated to bringing convenience and compassion to its patients. The practice specializes in Hemorrhoid Treatments (IRC and Banding), Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Colonoscopy. For more information, visit www.westglengi.com.

Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic Joins Research Ready Network, Offers Clinical Research as Care Option to Patients

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.

Advantia Health Benefits Patients by Expanding Into Clinical Research

Rosslyn, Va., August 2, 2018Advantia Health, an innovative health care company focused on the delivery of care to women, is expanding into clinical research. Patients within Advantia Health’s network will be able to access clinical research as a care option through Advantia’s partnership with Elligo Health Research, which offers the only platform that brings clinical research direct to clinical health care.

Advantia recognizes the importance of conducting clinical research for its patients and community and doing its part to advance health care around the world. Through its partnership with Elligo, Advantia’s health care practices will be able to join Elligo’s Research Ready™ network, offer their patients access to clinical research as a care option and enroll them into studies. As a result, patients will have access to state-of-the-art treatments closer to home and remain under the care of their trusted physician.

“We place women and their health care needs at the center of our innovative care delivery model and are committed to providing best-in-class health care solutions,” said Peter Glass, M.D., founder and chief medical officer at Advantia. “Our partnership with Elligo will help us deliver improved health care outcomes for our patients through better access to novel care pathways.”

“We are happy to welcome Advantia into our network of researchers,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., CEO of Elligo Health Research. “I can tell our infrastructure, technology and expertise will fit well into Advantia’s day-to-day work and will allow physicians to focus on patient care.”

About Advantia Health
Advantia Health is a fast-growing innovative health care company focused on women’s health and the role women play as “chief medical officer” of their families. Advantia’s Woman’s Health Hub model, which physically and clinically integrates primary care, behavioral health and other commonly utilized services into its OB/GYN practices, provides high quality coordinated services to meet women’s needs conveniently and at lower cost. Technology and an innovative care model enable Advantia physicians and allied health professionals to thrive in a fast-changing health care environment while retaining the culture and benefits of independent private practice. Learn more at www.advantiahealth.com.

Patients at River Place OB/GYN Can Participate in Clinical Trials at the Physician Practice

 

Austin, Texas, June 21, 2018 River Place OB/GYN, an award-winning women’s health, obstetrics and gynecology practice, announces its expansion into clinical research by partnering with Elligo Health Research, which offers the only platform that brings clinical research direct to clinical health care.

River Place OB/GYN is now offering clinical trials, allowing it to introduce the latest advances in research to its patients. As a result, the practice’s patients have access — in the convenience of the practice’s office — to treatments they might not otherwise have. River Place OB/GYN recognizes the importance of conducting clinical research for its patients and community and doing its part to advance health care around the world.

“As a women’s health practice on the forefront of medicine, we are pleased to be able to offer clinical trials as treatment options for our patients. It was Elligo’s unique approach of providing clinical trial infrastructure at no cost that made offering trials feasible,” said Rachel Shepherd, M.D., a River Place OB/GYN physician. “We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Elligo network.”

“We are thrilled to be working with River Place OB/GYN to advance the care its physicians are offering to patients,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., CEO of Elligo Health Research. “Elligo provides the personnel, processes, technology and infrastructure to facilitate the clinical research process, so the River Place team can focus on delivering high-quality care to patients.”

About River Place OB/GYN
River Place OB/GYN, a boutique obstetrics and gynecology office located in West Austin, Texas, is led by Texas-native, award winning John Thoppil, M.D. This boutique practice provides a wide variety of services — from wellness exams, weight management, birth control and full obstetric care, including high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Thoppil, along with Rachel Shepherd, M.D., and Madeleine Katz, CNM, use the latest technologies and individualized service to deliver the highest quality of care to the women of West Austin.

Urology Austin Provides Clinical Research as a Care Option to Patients

Austin, Texas, June 5, 2018 Urology Austin, a urology practice with 18 offices in the Austin/Central Texas, area, 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, to offer clinical research as a care option to its patients. The partnership will allow Urology Austin to conduct clinical trials at its offices and thus provide alternative treatment options to patients who have exhausted conventional methods of care.

“We are dedicated to setting new standards in compassionate patient care,” said Dr. Carl Bischoff, urologist at Urology Austin. “And Elligo is helping us further that mission by providing the infrastructure to bring innovative, clinical trial treatments to our patients.”

Elligo’s Goes Direct® approach makes conducting research studies easy for its physician partners. Not only does Elligo provide the necessary personnel, processes and technology to support a study, but it facilitates patient communication and takes care of many of the details, so physicians have time to focus on patient care.

“We are thrilled to welcome Urology Austin as one of our physician sites,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., CEO of Elligo Health Research. “They are helping their patients access novel treatments closer to home and under the care of their trusted physician, and contributing to the future of urology care as well.”

 

About Urology Austin
Serving the greater Austin, Texas, area, Urology Austin seamlessly blends quality patient care with progressive thought and action, employing the latest technology and time-tested methods to help restore patient health while maintaining comfort and dignity. The region’s most respected team of urologists performs both surgical and therapeutic urologic procedures to correct problems associated with the urinary tract in men and women (the bladder and kidneys) and the genital tract, reproductive system of men. Urology Austin employs 30 of the region’s most respected and skilled urologists, including a radiation oncologist to treat bladder cancer, kidney cancer or prostate cancer. More information about Urology Austin is available at urologyaustin.com.

NAU Urology Specialists Offers Patients New Treatment Options Through Clinical Research

Austin, Texas, April 10, 2018 – Patients of NAU Urology Specialists will now have additional treatment options through the practice’s expansion into clinical research. To help it offer this new service, NAU 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.

By offering clinical trials, NAU Urology Specialists can introduce the latest advances in research to its patients in the same location where they currently receive care. As a result, NAU patients now have access to potential new therapies they otherwise would not have. In addition, by conducting clinical research, NAU and its clinical trial participants are playing a role in advancing health care around the world.

“Our partnership with Elligo is already providing new options to our patients,” said Sandeep Mistry, M.D., MPH, MBA, of NAU Urology Specialists. “For example, one 84-year-old woman with bladder cancer was ineligible for standard treatment but is now participating in a trial investigating a potential new therapy being developed for patients like her. Elligo’s unique approach of providing clinical trial infrastructure at no cost made offering trials feasible for us. We’re looking forward to being a part of the Elligo network.”

“Elligo is delighted to add NAU Urology Specialists to our clinical network,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., CEO of Elligo Health Research. “NAU will continue to provide the exceptional level of care for which it is known because we offer the personnel, processes, technology and infrastructure to make the clinical research process easier for practices, enabling them to focus on taking care of patients.”

About NAU Urology Specialists
Dr. Sandeep Mistry founded North Austin Urology in 2007 as a solo practice serving Austin and Greater Williamson County based on a desire to give state-of-the-art urological care and to be accessible and willing to go the extra mile for his patients. Since that time, the practice has grown to represent the best of urologic care. Dr. Stacy Ong joined the practice in 2013 after seven years as a urologist at Brackenridge Hospital and Dr. Christopher Yang joined in 2015 after completion of a fellowship in impotence and genital reconstruction, allowing us to expand to four offices and serve Central Texas. In 2017, the practice name was changed to NAU Urology Specialists. For more information, visit our website at www.northaustinurology.com.

The Gastroenterology Group, PC, Announces Expansion Into Clinical Research

Reston, Va., Feb. 20, 2018 – The Gastroenterology Group, PC, a gastroenterology practice based in Reston, Va., announces its expansion into clinical research by partnering with Elligo Health Research, which improves clinical trial access by engaging the 97 percent of physicians currently not offering clinical research to their patients.

The Gastroenterology Group is now offering clinical trials, allowing it to introduce the latest advances in research to its patients. As a result, the clinic’s patients have access — in the convenience of the clinic’s office — to treatments they might not otherwise have. The Gastroenterology Group recognizes the importance of conducting clinical research for its patients and community and doing its part to advance health care around the world.

“As a practice on the forefront of medicine, we are pleased to be able to offer clinical trials as treatment options for our patients. This will give our patients access to novel therapies that they would otherwise not have,” said Emil E. Valle, M.D., of The Gastroenterology Group. “Expanding treatment options for conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, is extremely important to provide optimal care. It was Elligo’s unique approach of providing clinical trial infrastructure at no cost that made offering trials feasible. We look forward to being a part of the Elligo network.”

“Elligo is delighted to be working with The Gastroenterology Group to advance the care its physicians are offering to patients,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Elligo Health Research. “We provide the personnel, processes, technology and infrastructure to make the clinical research process easier for clinics at no cost, so they can focus on taking care of patients.”

 

About The Gastroenterology Group, PC

At The Gastroenterology Group, we believe that each patient and doctor becomes a team for treating an individual’s digestive problems. Our gastroenterologists spend most of their time listening to understand your concerns and to respond with the best treatment options for you. Our professional staff understands the importance of following up to make sure that problems are resolved and your health improves.

Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility Completes Successful First Year of Clinical Research

Austin, Texas, Feb. 6, 2018 – Since it started offering patients the opportunity to participate in clinical research a year ago, Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility has provided research opportunities to more than 100 patients, announced Jinous Rouhani, practice CEO.

The top-rated obstetrics and gynecology practice expanded into clinical research in December 2016 by partnering with Elligo Health Research, the leading provider of clinical research services for physicians.

“We always set a high bar to provide state-of-the-art care,” said Rouhani. “For our research arm, we wanted the best partner available and conducted a nationwide search. Elligo helped us complete our mission and exceeded our expectations in every way possible.”

The clinic has worked with Elligo on five studies, offering patients treatment options they otherwise would not have had, while also enabling them to remain under the care of their own physician. For example, in the clinic’s first collaboration with Elligo, clinic patients participated in a study for a new oral pain medication for endometriosis. Elligo handled the logistical day-to-day tasks associated with on-site trial management, freeing the clinic’s physicians and support staff to focus on patients.

“For our first endometriosis study, we became the highest screening and enrolling site in the U.S.,” said Rouhani. “Our patients appreciate the opportunity to participate in novel research without having to travel any further than their own doctor’s office.”

“Elligo is delighted to work with Austin Area Ob-Gyn and Fertility,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., CEO of Elligo Health Research. “We provide the personnel, processes, technology and infrastructure to make clinical research approachable and easier for practices at no cost, so they can focus on patient care.”

About Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility
Austin Area Ob-Gyn & Fertility is a top-rated obstetrics and gynecology practice serving patients in and around Austin, Texas. Founded in 1960, the multi-physician practice features advanced care options for women at all stages of life, including routine gynecological exams, obstetric care, colposcopy and Pap tests, bone density scans, in-office minimally invasive surgery, treatment for urinary incontinence, diagnostic services including ultrasound and 3D mammography, cord blood banking, fertility counseling and treatment, vaginal rejuvenation using the Mona Lisa Touch laser system, as well as skin care and mind-body medicine.