Any medical challenge is daunting but when you have tried treatments that have simply not worked, it can become frightening. Where do you go to learn your options? What breakthroughs are on the horizon and which might be right for you?
The professionals at Princeton Medical Institute (PMI), located near the heart of Princeton at the Woodlands Professional Buildings, 256 Bunn Drive, Suite 6, are here to guide you. PMI is the headquarters of Global Medical Institutes (GMI), LLC, an investigative research organization that has been conducting clinical trials in the areas of psychiatry, neurology, and general medicine since 1989.
Dr. Jeffrey T. Apter, Founder and President of GMI and the Lead Principal Investigator for PMI says, “We are experts at integrating clinical trials within facilities that simultaneously provide routine medical care. We have enrolled over 5,000 patients in more than 500 clinical research trials. We give you the opportunity to receive healthcare treatments that are not currently available to the public. Trials are completely free and compensation may be available to those who participate.”
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a diagnosis feared world-wide. “AD is the sixth leading cause of death. New and innovative treatments are not just important — they’re a necessity. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and are 50-90 years of age, you may be eligible to participate in one of our AD trials aimed to stop the progression of memory loss,” says Dr. Apter.
Depression, including depression among children, is another area of study for PMI. Participants for depression studies can range in age from 7- 75. “Depression treatments take many forms,” Apter states. “Cutting edge therapies can include the use of medications, such as ketamine, accompanied by either family or group therapy sessions. These sessions allow patients to receive the individual attention they need. This ensures that the patient and the specialist are both on the same page.”
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy, or TMS therapy, offers a drug-free alternative to treating depression. Use of magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain can mitigate the symptoms of depression in a milder, non-invasive way. TMS therapy is for those who are struggling with depression, when medication is not an answer.
The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. While there can be risks, trials also give many people access to healthcare that they would otherwise not be able to receive. No insurance is required to participate in a trial. Volunteers also get the opportunity to play a more active role in their health care and receive new treatments before they are widely available. Without volunteers, many treatments considered routine today would not be available. Because of the importance of clinical research, many view those who volunteer as “medical heroes”.
When other treatments have not succeeded, take the next step and contact the caring professionals at Princeton Medical Institute and see what is on your horizon.
Simply reach us anytime at 609-921-6050 or visit our website, www.princetonmedicalinstitute.com to get involved in an initial evaluation. After being screened by one of our Clinical Research Coordinators, you will be notified of any indicated studies that you may be qualified for.