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TPMG Conducts Crohn’s Disease Treatment Trial

Williamsburg, VA, November 4, 2020 – TPMG Clinical Research Division in Williamsburg is conducting an investigational treatment trial for patients experiencing uncontrolled Crohn’s disease. This investigational trial will include experimental drugs designed to alleviate moderate to severely active symptoms in patients. Board certified gastroenterologist, Frances J. Jones, MD, FACG, is the lead investigator conducting this study.

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack healthy parts of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). This causes damage to occur anywhere in the body from the mouth to the colon. Symptoms include fatigue, mouth ulcers, bowel obstruction, diarrhea, and pain in the abdomen.

“Crohn’s disease can be quite debilitating. Severe symptoms make it difficult to perform daily activities because you don’t know when or where Crohn’s will attack the body. When it does, you must act quickly,” said Williamsburg gastroenterologist, Frances J. Jones, MD, FACG. “The goal of this treatment trial is to investigate medications that will help alleviate symptoms in patients and heal the damage to the gastrointestinal tract, ultimately delivering improved health and normalcy.”

The investigational treatment trial team will evaluate potential patients for candidacy with an interview, questionnaires, labs, and a colonoscopy. Eligible patients will be enrolled in a one year treatment trial. The evaluation and treatment are free of charge. Participants will also be compensated for their time.

Participants must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Diagnosed with moderate or severely active Crohn’s Disease for at least three months
  • Previously responded to conventional therapies
If you’re interested in learning more about this clinical trial or seeing if you may qualify, please call (757) 707-3503 or email [email protected]


Founded in 1992, Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG) includes more than 220 primary care, specialty physicians and advanced practice clinicians in more than 85 locations throughout southeastern Virginia. TPMG’s mission is to provide superior healthcare that is responsible, physician-directed, and dedicated to keeping patients best interest foremost. The TPMG medical team includes expert physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, diagnostic staff, and non-clinical staff all working together to provide consistent, compassionate, high-quality medical care. Learn more at

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