Research.

Urology Northwest, PS works collaboratively with Integrity Medical Research.

Integrity Medical Research is owned by Dr. Karny Jacoby. Dr. James Downey, and Mandi Bainton PA-C act as investigators for various clinical trials.

Integrity Medical Research is conveniently located in the same building as Urology Northwest, PS.

Call 425-275-0680 to find out about specific studies being conducted.

Urology Northwest, PS shares patient names with Integrity Medical Research and as a patient of Urology Northwest, PS you may receive periodic information from Integrity Medical Research about studies which may be of interest to you and/or that your physician has recommended.

Why are Clinical Studies important to Urology Northwest, PS?
Being involved in research programs helps Urology Northwest, PS meet its mission to serve women and men who want to remain active and youthful by empowering them to regain control over their urinary, pelvic and sexual health. Through this association, Urology Northwest, PS is able to offer a wide variety of treatment options and remain on the cutting edge of technology.

What is a Clinical Study?
A Clinical Study is designed to test the effects of a medication, medical treatment or device on a group of volunteers. A group of professionals called the Institutional Review Board or IBR carefully review study activities and is responsible for the safety and well-being of the study volunteers.

Who can be in a Clinical Study?
People with the condition being studied as well as healthy people can volunteer to participate in clinical studies. Each study has specific requirements for participants. The Principle Investigator conducting the study will review the volunteer’s medical history and study requirements to determine eligibility. Study procedures, benefits and known risks will be explained to the volunteer prior to participating in the study. This discussion is called the Informed Consent.

What are the benefits of volunteering?
Several benefits exist for the volunteer. These include:
Increases the participant’s understanding of their condition and allows the participant to meet other people who have the same problem, which strengthens the participant’s support network.
Participants receives study related medical care such as examination, medication, laboratory work and treatment at no cost. Frequently, participants are compensated for the time and travel involved.
Participants are giving back to the community by helping researchers find new treatments and/or medications as well as helping the researchers uncover new information about the condition and therapies.