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Clinical Research

Endocrine Associates of West Village PC

Endocrinology located in Long Island City and Astoria, Long Island City, NY & Murray Hill, New York, NY

Led by Anastasios Manessis, MD, FACE, ECNU, ABOM, Endocrine Associates of West Village PC participates in clinical research trials to improve health outcomes for current and future patients. If you need to lose weight or you have diabetes or another hormone health problem and are interested in cutting-edge treatments, schedule an appointment at either of the offices in Long Island City, Astoria, & Murray Hill, New York, NY. The team offers consultations to determine if you’re eligible to participate in a clinical trial. Call your nearest office or use the online booking tool to make your appointment today.

Clinical Research Q & A

What is clinical research?

Clinical research is late-stage medical research that involves people who participate in observational studies or clinical trials. 

Observational studies allow researchers to observe patients in normal settings. As a result, the researchers can gather information, identify characteristics, and monitor change over time. 

Clinical trials are studies that test medical, surgical, or behavioral interventions. These trials provide critical information about the effectiveness of a new medication or treatment. Clinical trials can also evaluate diagnostic tests and other types of health assessments. 

What are the benefits of participating in clinical research?

The primary benefit of participating in a clinical trial is that you have access to a new treatment before it’s available to the public. In addition, you receive frequent health check-ups and testing as part of your treatment. 

Clinical research participants also benefit from taking a more active role in their health care. You may also receive information about additional resources or support groups that can improve your overall health outcomes. 

Furthermore, by taking part in clinical research, you contribute to the advancement of medicine. Future patients will have access to enhanced treatments and services, lowering their risk of complications.

Is clinical research safe?

There is an element of risk present in all medical procedures, even thoroughly tested and approved options. However, during a clinical trial, the Endocrine Associates of West Village PC team and the medical researchers take every step to protect your health and safety.

Clinical trials follow strict ethical guidelines and are monitored by an institutional review board (IRB). Ethical guidelines protect participants and preserve scientific integrity. IRB scrutiny ensures that the potential benefits outweigh any risks associated with the trial. 

Am I a good candidate for clinical research?

The Endocrine Associates of West Village PC team performs thorough consultations and extensive testing before recommending any treatment, including clinical research participation. You can ask your provider about your eligibility during any of your consultations. 

The practice currently participates in large clinical trials for diabetes and weight loss. The specific studies may change. Talk to your provider for the most up-to-date information and options. 

Call Endocrine Associates of West Village PC or make an appointment online today if you’re interested in participating in clinical research.