Patients at River Place OB/GYN Can Participate in Clinical Trials at the Physician Practice

River Place OB/GYN, an award-winning women’s health, obstetrics and gynecology practice, announces its expansion into clinical research by partnering with Elligo Health Research, which offers the only platform that brings clinical research direct to clinical health care.

River Place OB/GYN is now offering clinical trials, allowing it to introduce the latest advances in research to its patients. As a result, the practice’s patients have access — in the convenience of the practice’s office — to treatments they might not otherwise have. River Place OB/GYN recognizes the importance of conducting clinical research for its patients and community and doing its part to advance health care around the world.

“As a women’s health practice on the forefront of medicine, we are pleased to be able to offer clinical trials as treatment options for our patients. It was Elligo’s unique approach of providing clinical trial infrastructure at no cost that made offering trials feasible,” said Rachel Shepherd, M.D., a River Place OB/GYN physician. “We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Elligo network.”

“We are thrilled to be working with River Place OB/GYN to advance the care its physicians are offering to patients,” said John Potthoff, Ph.D., CEO of Elligo Health Research. “Elligo provides the personnel, processes, technology and infrastructure to facilitate the clinical research process, so the River Place team can focus on delivering high-quality care to patients.”

About River Place OB/GYN
River Place OB/GYN, a boutique obstetrics and gynecology office located in West Austin, Texas, is led by Texas-native, award winning John Thoppil, M.D. This boutique practice provides a wide variety of services — from wellness exams, weight management, birth control and full obstetric care, including high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Thoppil, along with Rachel Shepherd, M.D., and Madeleine Katz, CNM, use the latest technologies and individualized service to deliver the highest quality of care to the women of West Austin.