IMG Clinical Research

INTEGRIS Medical Group Clinical Research is a multi-therapeutic research site that includes Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Rheumatology, OB/GYN.

INTEGRIS Medical Group Clinical Research

About Us

Our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

We are a multi-therapeutic research site that includes Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Rheumatology, OB/GYN.

We are currently in seven sites across the greater Oklahoma City area and surrounding communities including Yukon and Edmond. Our main office is located at 5300 N. Independence, Suite 280 Oklahoma City, OK 73112. 

Patient Information

What is Clinical Research?

In order for a new medication to come on the market, drug companies have to test the safety and effectiveness of potential new medications to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A medical research study (also known as a clinical study) means we are asking for volunteers to participate in a medically supervised study to help find potential new medications for treating a particular disease or condition. These studies are necessary to have new medications available not only to you, but our future generations.

Is it safe?

Safety is our number one goal. Every study has a protocol to follow, basically a guide book to run a study. The expectation is that those rules are followed very strictly. The number one goal for all studies is protecting the rights and the safety of all participating patients.

These studies are closely monitored by our staff, our physicians, the sponsors medical team, Independent Review Boards (IRBs), Data Safety Review Boards, and ultimately the FDA.

Some of these groups may be new to you. The IRB is a group of volunteers including physicians, scientists, other experts, community members, nurses, pharmacists, and legal experts. They are an ethics committee that makes sure the study is fair, the Informed Consent (document that explains the study and study procedures) meets FDA guidelines, and that volunteers are informed about all possible known risks.

The Data Safety Review Boards are experts that review information from the studies, to again, make sure things are being done safely. The committee will stop the study to protect volunteers if they find that the study treatment is harmful and offers no benefits to the volunteers or if one treatment works better than another, giving the volunteers the better treatment.

How much will it cost me?

There are no charges to you for participating in a clinical study. In fact, all study related exams, medications, supplies, and laboratory tests are provided to you at no cost. In fact, some studies do provide compensation for time and travel while participating in a trial.

Current enrolling studies

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes with Hypertension
  • Pediatric Migraines
  • Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Recent MI (heart attack) or recent hospitalization for chest pain and you have Diabetes.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Sponsors

Established in 2005 by one physician, we have grown to a group of 7 PIs and over 20 Sub-Is. Our primary base is Family Practice providers; however, we do currently have some specialists doing research with more interested. Some of those specialists include: Pediatric Neurology, Rheumatology, OB/GYN, Pain Management, to name a few. Our use of an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) includes a large database encompassing a network of over 80 physicians located at 20 sites throughout greater Oklahoma City and surrounding communities. Many of our clinics are located on or close to our hospital system’s state of the art campuses. This gives many sites close access to Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, and a Research Pharmacist to name a few services. While our hospital system has an outstanding local IRB, in most cases, we can utilize your Central IRB. We have a good relationship with our local laboratory and can utilize them when needed.

We have participated in Phase 1b, 2, 3, and 4 trials; as well as Registry trials. We have 3 full time research coordinators with experience in a multitude of trials. We are not an SMO site, as most of our physicians and staff are employees of INTEGRIS. Some of our coordinators are located at specific sites; but the majority office at our administrative office. We can accommodate several monitors at once and most of our sites have access to wireless internet. Our sites are JACHO accredited. We pride ourselves on our patient relationships and therefore have a great retention rate for studies.

Some of our previous Sponsors/CROs have included:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Novartis
  • ICON
  • Quintiles
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Pfizer
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Takeda
  • PPD
  • Astellas
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Eli Lilly
  • Med Immune
  • Covance
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • National Kidney Foundation

We have experience working with the following Central IRBs:

  • Quorum
  • NEIRB
  • Schulman
  • Corpernicus
  • Goodwyn
  • Sterling