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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Diabetes Research in Evanston, IL

We all know that there is research going on all the time.  We hear about research studies results in the news and touted in ads.

I have discovered that there are research studies going on right in my town.  I met with Jeff Geohas, M.D. to talk about the research he is currently doing.  Dr. Geohas is the the Medical Director and Principal Investigator with Evanston Premier Healthcare & Research, LLC.

Dr. Geohas started being involved with research studies when he finished his residency and was starting his private internal medicine practice.  While he had always been interested in research, he found that doing research studies worked well with his medical practice.

Dr. Geohas has witnessed the exponential growth of patients with the diagnosis of diabetes.  He is concerned by the effects that the diagnosis has on his patient's life expectancy.  People with diabetes are at high risk for heart complications.  In fact, people with diabetes have the same risk for a heart attack as someone who has already had a heart attack.

Current research studies that are being done by Evanston Premier Healthcare & Research involve medicines for Type 2 Diabetes.  In one study, they are testing a new oral agent and in another they are studying new medicines that are added to insulin therapies.  Other studies currently being done involve a treatment for urinary tract infections and a study by a psychiatrist on depression.  All studies hold great hope for new treatments that can help people.

If you think that you would be interested in participating in research studies, you can contact Evanston Premier Healthcare & Research.  They will be happy to talk to you, take down some medical history and then you can be part of their database and they will call you if you fit into one of their studies.  If you are chosen for a study, your study medications, laboratory tests (including but not limited to EKG and blood work), and medical examinations are all paid for by the study.  Depending on the study, you may be compensated for your time and travel.

Please call (847) 869-1191 to discuss participation in a research study.

I don't know if we ever consider that research is being done right in our own backyard.  It is nice to know that researchers are everywhere and that they can be as nice as Dr. Geohas.

Thanks for reading!