CLINICAL RESEARCH

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DIGIOVANNA INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH

Conducting Clinical Research in a warm, friendly and caring environment with special attention to your comfort, Safety and privacy. With over 17 years of experience in Clinical Research in the outpatient setting. DIGIOVANNA INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH Is setting new standards in bringing major advances in the areas of pharmaceutical science and medical technology to those patients that need them most. All of this is done with an ever-vigilant eye toward patient safety, comfort and privacy.

 

BENEFITS OF CLINCAL RESEARCH:

  • Makes available to participants the latest advances in medical sciences and pharmacology.
  • Allows the latest and most advanced diagnostic tests to be available to participants.
  • No insurance company authorization. 
  • All research-related expenses are paid for by the sponsoring company.
  • A greater degree of medical oversight. 
  • Clinical Research protocols often demand greater physician input and oversight.
  • Easier access to medical care. 
  • Clinical Trial protocols call for specific "visit windows" which means participants are given special attention for appointments. 
  • Access to physicians is also easier for reporting outcomes and events.

DFCC RESEARCH ASSOCIATES:

Michael J. DiGiovanna, D.O.
Michael D. Rini, RPA
Basharat Ahmad, In-house CRA
Fouzel Azeem, CRC
Kathleen DiGiovanna, CRC

Abdul Rahim, Research Assistant

 

DIGIOVANNA INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH

is currently enrolling patients in Clinical Research Trials for the following indications: 

TYPE II DIABETES MELLITUS

ULCERATIVE COLITIS & CROHN'S DISEASE

STROKE PREVENTION IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN

HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA

HEART ATTACK...STROKE PREVENTION

HAVE YOU SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK ?

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME?

CONSTIPATION

CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES

 

 

DIGIOVANNA INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH

has participated in Clinical ResearchTrials with the following

major pharmaceutical companies:

Pfizer

Sanofi-Aventis

Novartis

Watson

Bayer

Merck & Company

Eli Lilly & Co.
Amgen

Roche Diagnostics

Ortho-McNeil Janssen

GlaxoSmithKline

Boehringer
Ingelheim

Salix Pharmaceuticals

Genentech    …and many others.

1061 North Broadway
2nd Floor
North Massapequa, NY  11758-1802
(516) 420-4300
Fax (516) 704-2626

LEARN MORE ABOUT CLINICAL TRIALS

 

If you or someone you know has one of these conditions and might be interested in participating in a Clinical Trial, please contact:

Research Department at (516) 420-4300 

MISSION STATEMENT

Joseph A. DiGiovanna & Michael J. DiGiovanna D.O., P.C.’s mission has always been to incorporate Osteopathic principles into the everyday practice of Family Medicine.  Our mission has also been to spread the knowledge of Osteopathic principles and practice into the community at large by educating our patients and educating our employees so that they might assist us in educating our present and future patients, and educating future Osteopathic physicians to be true to Dr. Andrew Taylor Still’s legacy.

As loyal patients of the DiGiovanna Family Care Center, we hope you will utilize the physicians to learn about what we do and why we do it.  We hope you will take this knowledge home to your families, and spread this knowledge in your daily contact with other patients and your community. 

ABOUT DIGIOVANNA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH

The medical practice was first begun in 1959, when Joseph A. DiGiovanna D.O. and Eileen L. DiGiovanna D.O. moved from their internship town of Columbus, Ohio to 181 Willow Street in Massapequa Park, N.Y.  The medical practice was initially set up to provide quality and caring medical services utilizing Osteopathic principles and practices.


Around 1983, the medical practice was donated to the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM), and its location was moved to 9A Broadway in Massapequa.  There it was utilized to instruct third and fourth year Osteopathic medical students, interns and residents, as well as continue to provide the highest quality of medical care available to the surrounding community.  This also helped develop the tradition of teaching and promoting medical education.


Dr. Eileen L. DiGiovanna left the practice around that time to take on a full-time teaching position at NYCOM and retired in 2002 as Associate Dean of Student Affairs.  Dr. Joseph DiGiovanna administrated the college’s outreach center with its multitude of medical students and various other teaching instructors.  He also became Chairman of the Department of Family Practice at NYCOM.
In 1987, Dr. Joe (as he has always been lovingly called by his patients) left his position with NYCOM and returned to private family practice at the company’s initial location, 1035 Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park.


In 1988, Michael J. DiGiovanna D.O. joined Dr. Joe on a full-time basis, after completing his post-graduate training at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn.  In 1989, Joseph A. DiGiovanna & Michael J. DiGiovanna D.O., P.C. (the Company) was incorporated to provide a continuance of the quality medical care initiated by its founders.


The practice continued to expand when, in 1993, Geri E. DiGiovanna D.O. joined on a full-time basis after completing her post-graduate training at Massapequa General Hospital and Southside Hospital, in Bayshore.
The Company moved to its State-of-the-Art facility, the DiGiovanna Family Care Center (DFCC) at 1061 North Broadway in North Massapequa on March 1, 1999, where it continues its traditions today..
The founders of the Company then, and the DFCC now, have always sought to provide a close-knit environment under which our patients could receive quality, caring medical attention for any and all of their medical problems.  This continues to be carried out through utilization and application of Osteopathic principles and practices while emphasizing education and research.  What is Osteopathic medicine?  The following is taken from the American Osteopathic Association’s website

MICHAEL J. DIGIOVANNA, D.O., C.P.I.

Dr. Mike, as his patients call him, was born in 1960 in Columbus, Ohio.  Raised by two dedicated Osteopathic Physicians, Dr. Joseph A. DiGiovanna & Dr. Eileen L. DiGiovanna, he  decided to become an Osteopathic Physician at the age of 5.

Dr. Mike graduated from Berner High School in Massapequa, NY in 1978.  He continued his education at the New York Institute of Technology, graduating Valedictorian in 1982 as a Life Sciences major.  Entering the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine immediately following NYIT, Dr. Mike graduated in 1987, receiving multiple Honors and Awards, including an Undergraduate Fellowship in the Stanley Schiowitz Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practices and a perfect 100% average in the Department of Anatomy.

Dr. Mike continued his post-graduate education at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.  He received his board certification in 1995 by the American College of Osteopathic Board of Family Practitioners.  His most certification was in 2007 as a Certified Physician Investigator by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators.
Dr. Mike continues to practice as a full-time Family Practitioner in Massapequa, NY, specializing in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Family Practice and as a Principal Investigator for multiple pharmaceutical sponsors.  He continues to serve as an adjunct clinical professor at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, educating physicians in training at the DiGiovanna Family Care Center.  He has also served on the boards of the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society, the American Academy of Osteopathy and as Chairman of the Department of Family Practice at Massapequa General Hospital and New Island Hospital (now St. Joseph’s Hospital) for many years.  He is the author is numerous articles.

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