Your treatment with the IBD program includes more than just your medical care. In an ongoing process, information gathered from each patient’s experience with IBD is used to influence and improve future medical treatments for all IBD patients. By focusing solely on treating people with IBD and gathering outcome data, we optimize treatment for all patients.
Each time you visit the program, you complete a form about your current health status (how they are feeling) and quality of life. This subjective and objective health information is collected, analyzed and validated, and then used as the basis for tailoring treatment to current as well as future patients.
Data collected in our program is influencing the treatment of IBD throughout the country. The IBD team is involved in multiple clinical trials evaluating new forms of therapy for IBD patients.
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Drug Research
We perform studies in multiple areas, including best uses for current therapies, tests that hope to replace colonoscopies, safety monitoring of medications and multiple studies looking into new and safer treatments. We are also performing research on how to improve access to health care for our patients. Lastly, we are looking into a more personalized approach to therapy. We are working to identify which drug will work best for each individual patient. Ultimately our goal is to identify "perfect individualized treatment" for each and every patient.
Virtual Visits Are Available
Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We'll assess your condition and develop a treatment plan right away. To schedule a virtual visit, call 414-777-7700.