Clinical Trial Specialist

Jacinto Medical Group

Family Practice & Neurologists located in Baytown, TX & La Porte, TX

The medical team at Jacinto Medical Group isn’t one to sit on the sidelines to wait for new treatments to become available. Instead, they take a proactive approach to medicine by participating in clinical trials that show great promise for improving the lives of their patients. If you’re interested in learning about the clinical trials that are available at their locations in Baytown and La Porte, Texas, call or use the online scheduler to set up a consultation.

Clinical Trial

What is a clinical trial?

Every day, medical researchers around the world work tirelessly to find treatments for everything from cancer to the common cold. The result of this hard work can be seen in the ever-increasing ability of the medical community to successfully improve the lives of their patients.

But before a new drug or therapy makes it to the general public, it goes through a rigorous approval process, which is overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This process is designed to ensure the safety and efficacy of the new treatment through four stages of clinical trials:

Phase I

This preliminary phase tests a few patients to determine side effects and safety.

Phase II

This phase concentrates on the effectiveness of the new treatment.

Phase III

This larger-scale effort uses random and blind tests on a wider range of participants to continue to study the efficacy and safety of the new treatment protocol. FDA approval can be gained after completing this phase.

Phase IV

This is a marketing phase in which companies research how the drug is working compared to other drugs and determine its long-term effectiveness.

Jacinto Medical Group largely participates in phase II, III, and IV trials.

What health issues are covered in clinical trials?

While every drug that’s introduced goes through the same process, the team at Jacinto Medical Group specializes in clinical trials in the following areas:

  • Neurology
  • Gastrology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology

More specifically, the team has successfully completed trials for hypertension, hypotension, GERD, diabetic gastroparesis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s dementia, and epilepsy.

How can I participate in a clinical trial?

This depends upon several things, namely what your medical issue is and whether there’s a corresponding clinical trial that’s available at Jacinto Medical Group. Most clinical trials have very strict criteria about who is, and who isn’t, a candidate. To help determine your eligibility, the research coordinator at Jacinto Medical Group reviews your case during the diagnosis stage to see if you meet the criteria for the clinical trials in which Jacinto Medical Group is participating.

From there, your medical team guides you through the enrollment process and gets you started. You should count on the doctors monitoring you closely during the trial so be sure you understand what type of commitment is required for each trial.

Rest assured, the primary goal at Jacinto Medical Group is to help you find a solution for your medical issue and your medical team is with you every step of the way.

To explore the available clinical trials at Jacinto Medical Group, call or use the online scheduler.