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Clinical Trial for Intravascular Thrombosis Patients

Feb. 26, 2014 – Millennium Physician Group will begin its second clinical trial using the CleverCap® medication adherence device-enabled platform. CleverCap® reminds patients to take their medicine on time and in the right dosage each and every day.  While the Group’s first clinical trial focused on medication adherence for diabetic patients,  the second clinical trial will focus on patients who have been diagnosed with Intravascular Thrombosis disease, such as deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism. 

A group of 100 patients will be selected for the trial separated into two groups of 50.One group will receive a CleverCap® without reminders to measure a utilization benchmark, the second group will receive a fully activated CleverCap® that provides dosing reminders.  The goal is to study the benefits of such technology and whether or not it will improve patient adherence behavior, achieving overall improvements in health outcomes and decreasing chances of a major catastrophic health event that leads to hospitalization.  Millennium is set to begin the trial within the next few months.
 
“Our goal with this clinical trial is to evaluate whether use of the CleverCap® technology improves  medication compliance in patients living with intravascular thrombosis, such as deep vein thrombosis,” says Geurt Peet, Chief Executive Officer for Millennium Physician Group.  “We’ve identified our Physicians who will be championing this effort within our group and we are excited about the chance to develop new programs that could enhance our patients’ health.”

This study is a prospective, randomized, dual center study in patients with intravascular thrombosis who take rivaroxaban – also known as Xarelto® – and whether or not the technology promotes medication adherence.

“Our anticipated study duration is nine months,” says Peet. “We hope that the overall result will show that patients are more consistent with taking their medication and thus improve their overall health.”

Recent research shows only 25 percent of prescription medications are taken as directed and patients are often readmitted to the hospital or their health suffers from not taking the proper medications to treat their illnesses.   Millennium Physician Group has joined this clinical trial in order to tackle the medication non-adherence issue that is quickly growing into one of the largest issues for physicians and hospitals across the United States.  

“CleverCap® has a patented mechanism embedded in the cap that is programmed by the dispensing pharmacy with a digital version of the patient’s prescription instructions in such a way that the CleverCap® actively ‘knows’ when the patient needs to take her prescription and what the dose should be,” says Dr. Juan Rivera, a Millennium physician leading the Clinical Trials in Charlotte Count

Read more: Clinical Trial for Intravascular Thrombosis Patients

 

New Clinical Trial for Local Diabetes Patients

Feb. 24, 2014 –   Millennium Physician Group is set to participate in a new clinical trial for local diabetes patients.  The physician group will partner with CleverCap® and selected diabetic patients to learn if new technology can ensure that patients take their medications on time and in the right dosage, and if this greatly improves their overall health and outcomes with the illness.

“The goal of the trial is to evaluate whether use of the CleverCap® device to manage medication compliance in patients with Type 2 diabetes results in an improvement of blood sugar control as measured by glycated hemoglobin levels,” says Geurt Peet, Chief Executive Officer for Millennium Physician Group.  “We’ve identified our Physicians who will be championing this effort within our group and we are excited about the chance to develop new programs that could enhance our patients’ health.”

This is a prospective, randomized, dual center study in patients with Type 2 Diabetes taking an oral medication for blood sugar control. Patients will be randomized 1:1 into one of the following two medication delivery methods:
• A traditional medication vial
• A CleverCap® device

“Our anticipated study duration is nine months,” says Peet. “We hope that the overall result will show that patients are more consistent with taking their medication and thus improve their overall health.”

Recent research shows only 25 percent of prescription medications are taken as directed and patients are often readmitted to the hospital or their health suffers from not taking the proper medications to treat their illnesses.   Millennium Physician Group has joined this clinical trial in order to tackle the medication non-adherence issue that is quickly growing into one of the largest issues for physicians and hospitals across the United States.  

“Diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases in our country and finding a new way to ensure our patients are taking their medication and treating this illness is very important to our physician group.” says Dr. Juan Rivera, a Millennium physician leading the Clinical Trials in Charlotte County. “Proper medication, plus a healthy diet, can actually reverse the negative affects of the disease.”

Read more: New Clinical Trial for Local Diabetes Patients

 

MPG Welcomes Drs. Rizzo and Halasz

February 12, 2014 –   Millennium Physician Group is proud to welcome two new physicians to the Port Charlotte area.   Dr. Steven Halasz and Dr. David Rizzo are now accepting new patients at the Cochran office in Murdock.

David Rizzo, D.O., earned his degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New Jersey. He completed his residency at the Union Hospital at Union, New Jersey. Dr. Rizzo is a professional Member of the American College of Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Steven Halasz, M.D., earned his degree from Seemelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary. He completed his postgraduate in Internal Medicine at University of Illinois at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.  Dr. Halasz is professional member of the American College of Physicians, American Associates of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Charlotte County Medical Society.

Read more: MPG Welcomes Drs. Rizzo and Halasz

   

Dr. Keith Hussey Joins Millennium

Jan. 2, 2014 - We wanted to share some exciting news with you about a new office joining our Group.   Dr. Keith Hussey and his team officially, including Susan Nolan, PA-C,  joined the Millennium family in early 2014.   As you know Dr. Hussey provides high quality Gastroenterology Care to our patients in the Naples area.

Dr. Hussey’s office is located at:

681 Goodlette Road N.

Suite 130

Naples, Florida 34102

(239) 643-9767                                                           

There’s more exciting news!   Dr. Hussey will have a new partner joining the practice next week. Dr. William Provance from Pennsylvania has been practicing Gastroenterology for over 20 years, and was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Lake Erie School of Osteopathic Medicine and has trained many GI Fellows to become Board Certified in the specialty. Dr. Provance will be available for outpatient consults at Dr. Hussey's office and inpatient consults at the NCH Hospital system

 

 

Dr. Karen Pham Joins MPG

June 19, 2013 – Karen Pham, M.D., joined Millennium Physician Group as a primary care physician on Monday, June 17.   Her new office is conveniently located on Aaron Street – just across from the hospital – and she is now accepting new patients.
 
Dr. Pham earned her degree from American University of the Caribbean in Cupecoy, St. Maarten.  She completed her Family Practice Residency at Columbia in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
 
 “Millennium continues to grow throughout Southwest Florida,” says Geurt Peet, Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Physician Group. “We have an amazing team of health care providers and staff members who are eager to care for residents with exceptional service and a focus on wellness programs and preventive medicine.”

Dr. Pham’s contact information is below:

Karen Pham, M.D.
2343 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, Florida 33952
941-629-2900

For more information about Millennium Physician Group, please visit our Web Site at www.MillenniumPhysician.com.
 

   

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