Before medications, devices, diagnostic tests, and other medical treatments become available to the public, they must undergo clinical research and testing for safety and effectiveness. At Consultants in Epilepsy & Neurology PLLC in Boise, Idaho, Robert Wechsler, MD, PHD, FAES, FAAN, and Jessica Bishop, MPAS, PA-C, conduct clinical research to improve care and quality of life for their epilepsy and neurology patients. Find out more about clinical research at Consultants in Epilepsy & Neurology PLLC by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.
Clinical research is a branch of health care that focuses on testing the safety and effectiveness of medical treatments before becoming available to the general public. These medical treatments may include medications, medical devices, or diagnostic tests.
Clinical research aims to improve treatment for people with medical conditions and specific health needs. Dr. Wechsler is a fellowship-trained epileptologist who provides comprehensive care for his local patients with epilepsy.
He works in partnership with St. Luke’s® health care system in Boise, the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
His goal is to improve his patients’ quality of life. By conducting clinical research at his private practice, Dr. Wechsler gives his patients access to the latest advances in epilepsy care.
There are many types of clinical research. These types include:
Treatment research investigates the effectiveness of new treatments for health conditions, such as medications or therapies.
Prevention research focuses on ways to prevent health conditions from developing.
Diagnostic research involves looking into better ways to find health problems.
Screening research looks into better ways to identify risk factors for health conditions, as well as creating new tools for identifying health problems during the early stages.
Quality of life research involves finding new ways to improve the quality of life for people struggling with chronic health conditions.
Genetic studies focus on finding genes linked to disease, as well as finding ways of predicting a person’s risk of developing a disease based on their genetics.
Epidemiological studies investigate patterns to find links to causes of disease or health problems in groups of people.
With access to many universities and health systems, Dr. Wechsler may participate in any type of clinical research.
In order to test the safety and effectiveness of medical treatments and tests for his clinical research, Dr. Wechsler conducts clinical trials. Clinical trials are human studies that include volunteers who meet a specific criteria and must follow a specific set of guidelines.
Clinical trials provide the data Dr. Wechsler needs for his clinical research.
Call Consultants in Epilepsy & Neurology PLLC or schedule an appointment online today to find out more about clinical research.