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.

Gastroenterology Associates, PC, Offers Patients Access to Clinical Research

Gainesville, Va., Jan. 24, 2018 – Gastroenterology Associates, PC, a gastroenterology practice with offices in Gainesville, Manassas and Warrenton, will begin providing clinical research services by partnering with Elligo Health Research, who improves clinical trial access by engaging the 97 percent of physicians currently not offering clinical research to their patients.

By offering clinical trials as an option, the physicians at Gastroenterology Associates are able to introduce the latest advances in research to their patients. As a result, the practice’s patients have access — in the convenience of the physician’s office — to treatments they might not otherwise have.

“To ensure we have better medicines and treatments for future generations, we need to have clinical research now,” said Scott Choi, M.D., of Gastroenterology Associates, PC. “With Elligo providing the framework, our practice can tap into this research to provide more treatment options for our patients. We look forward to being a part of the Elligo network.”

“Our team at Elligo is excited to work with Gastroenterology Associates to advance the care its physicians offer to patients,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Elligo Health Research. “By providing the personnel, processes, technology and infrastructure to make the clinical research process easier for practices at no cost, these practices like Gastroenterology Associates can remain focused on what they do best — taking care of patients.”

About Gastroenterology Associates, PC

Gastroenterology Associates has proudly served patients in Northern Virginia since 1976. As leading gastroenterologists in our area, all board certified, we are dedicated to helping our patients maintain good digestive health and to providing them the individual attention they deserve. We provide care to patients in an outpatient setting, as well as care for them or their loved ones, when they are hospitalized. Our long-standing reputation with the community offers patients the reliability and trustworthiness needed to feel secure with their medical decisions.