Gastroenterological Research Studies and Clinical Trials

The research division of Digestive Healthcare of Georgia comprises physicians and a registered nurse who have years of experience in safely performing clinical trials. We conduct our clinical research in strict accordance with the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration and a study specific Institutional Review Board.

Research studies offer our patients an opportunity to take advantage of exciting new medications and other treatments for variety of conditions. We select trials based on their perceived potential merit to our patients. Obviously, participation in these trials is completely voluntary. Deciding to take part in a research study is an important decision. A crucial component of this discussion and review of a lengthy document detailing the current treatments available, rationale for why the new therapy is being considered, the perceived potential risks and benefits of participation, the responsibilities of the treating physician, and the patient’s rights.

Pharmaceutical companies sponsor most of our research studies. Depending on the particular trial, the pharmaceutical companies will often defray the cost of medications, office visits, and laboratory studies for patients. It is important for patients to understand that these companies will also reimburse Digestive Healthcare of Georgia for study visits.

To receive information on our current studies contact:
Debeeh Legaspi, RN, CCRP
dlegaspi@digestivehealthcare.net

The physicians at Digestive Healthcare of Georgia are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety we ask all patients and their guests who have a fever (100° or above), symptoms of a respiratory infection, or who may have traveled to a restricted country or may have been exposed to a person with known COVID-19, the flu or any other communicable disease to reschedule their appointments or procedures. You will not be charged for canceling/rescheduling your appointment. We will be following CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health’s recommendations for screening and management of patients. If you are at all concerned you may have a serious infectious disease, your best course of action is to seek care at your primary care physician’s office or local hospital’s emergency department.

We have implemented a telemedicine visit for our patients who are unable to be in the office for their appointment. Please call our office to schedule a telemedicine visit with your provider.