The Research Department of Internal Medicine Associates of Greenville opened in March of 2002. The department's goal is not only to contribute to medical knowledge and the treatment of life-threatening diseases, but also to help give our patients longer lives and to increase their quality of life. We have focused on research trials that stress patient education as a critical part of managing and preventing disease. It is our philosophy that knowledge of one's condition can lead to the motivation necessary to achieve positive results through medication and a healthy diet and lifestyle.
We have completed several studies involving diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, and migraine headaches. We are currently participating in several national and multinational trials which are investigating better treatments for diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and cholesterol problems. We have developed an excellent working relationship with study sponsors. They have complimented us on the accuracy of our work, our excellent facility, and the wide range of services available to our patients.
We are currently accepting patients for two very important research trials. One involves the study of a medication to be used on patients who have had a heart attack. The medication may potentially slow the progression of heart disease and reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The second study is for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes and is focuses on helping patients that have difficulty controlling their diabetes with oral medications and insulin by using a new injectable medicine.
If you think you would be a candidate for either study, please discuss this with your IMA physician.