Clinical Research Studies

Clinical Research Studies

Pucillo Family Practice P.A./NRG Wellness Center partners with Breco Research, Ltd. and is actively involved with major pharmaceutical companies in conducting in-house research trials on new, soon-to-be-available medications. We are proud to be helping these companies provide patients with safe and effective medications.

Pucillo Family Practice, P.A./NRG Wellness Center and Breco Research are looking for volunteers to participate in the ongoing pharmaceutical studies in our office. You will be compensated for your time and travel. Also, medication, examinations, and blood work are at no cost to you. Call 281.340.9312 or email akephart@brecoresearch.com or visit the website: www.brecoresearch.com for a list of current and upcoming clinical research studies.

Pucillo Family Practice and Breco Research are looking for volunteers to participate in Pharmaceutical Research studies in our office. You will be compensated for your time and travel. Medication, exams, and blood work are at no cost to you. Call 281.340.9312 or email at akephart@brecoresearch.com and visit the website www.brecoresearch.com

For information about conducting a trial with Pucillo Family Practice/Breco Research, Ltd., call 281.340.9312 or email:

Jamie, Research Coordinator
E-Mail: jsims@brecoresearch.com

Danielle, Research Assistant
E-Mail: dlewis@brecoresearch.com

Family Medicine

Family Practice Integrated Approach

At Pucillo Family Practice, P.A./NRG Wellness Center, the doctors, and providers have a combined seventy-five (75) years of experience in the Fort Bend area. Our clinicians are astute at treating both acute and chronic medical problems, as well as identifying the preventive measures that pick up diseases before they become a problem.

One of our main interests at Pucillo Family Practice is cardiovascular and diabetes treatment and prevention since those two illnesses account for more deaths in the U.S. than all other illnesses combined.   Our providers use the most modern medications to attack these conditions but are also ready to work with patients who are willing, when appropriate, to take a more natural approach and make necessary lifestyle changes in place of medication.  In other words, rather than being a “one-answer-fits-all practice,” we tailor our treatment to the individual patient, working together with them as a team towards a personalized treatment goal.  Our female providers pride themselves in women’s health issues and Dr. Pucillo has been certified by the Hotze Health & Wellness Center in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

Pucillo Family Practice is at the cutting edge of the medical model shift.  Our practice has been electronic for the past few years and we have met the standards of the voluntary physician quality reporting initiative (PQRI) to the government since the measures were established in 2007.  We also participate in the government’s new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and are working towards becoming an accredited Patient-Centered Medical Home –  a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family.

At Pucillo Family Practice we care for our patients’ time and convenience. To accommodate today’s busy lifestyles and schedules, we have extended practice hours and are open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.  On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday our hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Our practice endeavors to accommodate our patients by performing as much testing in-house as possible, including laboratory testing such as basic blood tests, pregnancy tests, glucose tolerance, strep screens and urinalysis.  However, we do not limit ourselves to basic testing and also incorporate Advanced Lipid Testing which includes state-of-the art analysis of patient’s cholesterol profiles, as well as identifying individual inflammatory vascular markers which are early indicators of diabetes and renal disease. Together with IMTs (Intima Media Testing) our patients can rest assured they will not be blindsided by any symptomatic cardiovascular problems. Although we are not an imaging center, there is no need to travel to an outside facility to obtain a diagnosis of fractures, dislocations or serious injuries.  Our highly-trained and experienced X-ray technician can take basic X-rays right in our office which can, in many cases, alleviate patient concerns.  See, tab Services for “X-Ray On-Site.

We also perform a plethora of advanced diagnostic testing in-house such as Allergy Testing, EMGs, Urodynamics, VNG Balance Testing, Nerve Conduction Studies, Cognitive Testing and Sleep Studies.   For a more detailed explanation of these studies, please look under the tab Services for “Advanced Diagnostic.

The providers also provide caring and effective treatment to injured workers as well as return-to-work evaluations for various large and small corporations in the Fort Bend, Sugar Land and Missouri City areas.  Drug screening and vaccination services, as well as full-scale executive physicals, are available.

Another positive aspect of our family practice is that we partner with Breco Research, Ltd. and are actively involved with major pharmaceutical companies in conducting in-house research trials on new, soon-to-be-available medications. We are proud to be helping these companies provide patients with safe and effective medications. Pucillo Family Practice, P.A./NRG Wellness Center and Breco Research are looking for volunteers to participate in the ongoing pharmaceutical studies in our office.  You will be compensated for your time and travel. Also, medication, examinations, and blood work are at no cost to you. Call 281.340.9312 or email info@brecoresearch.com  or visit the website www.brecoresearch.com. For more information, please check under tab “Research.”

The fact that we accept most insurance makes Pucillo Family Practice, P.A./NRG Wellness Center your logical choice for your primary care. We guarantee that each patient will receive individualized, caring and effective treatment, tailored to meet all of their medical needs.  Whatever medical care you require, we guarantee that you will be treated comprehensively and given a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and the treatment’s benefits and risks.

Airrosti

Airrosti

Airrosti Rehab Centers (Airrosti) is a healthcare group that employs and trains skilled providers who specialize in delivering high quality, outcome-based musculoskeletal care. Our strict adherence to quality care standards across our provider network significantly reduces costs and recovery times for patients and prevents unnecessary MRIs, pharmaceuticals, and surgeries.

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Allergy Testing

Allergy Immunization

Up to 25 percent of the population in the industrialized world suffers from allergies, and the number is rising. Allergies are reactions of the immune system to substances that, in most people, cause no symptoms. Allergies occur due to an immune response that reacts towards natural substances in the environment in the same way it would react towards something harmful. The reason that the immune system reacts to a harmless substance is unknown.

Types of Allergies:

Three types of allergies exist: respiratory allergy, skin-related allergy, and food allergy.

Respiratory Allergy:

The respiratory system is usually affected if a person is allergic to tree pollen, grass pollen, animals (such as pets and farm animals), molds, and house dust mites. Allergic symptoms include sneezing, itching, watery eyes and nose, and wheezing. Hay fever (rhinitis) and/or asthma are the most common results of respiratory allergies.

Skin-related Allergy:

Allergy to substances such as metals and fragrances and allergy to proteins such as latex affect the skin and is known as allergic eczema or contact allergy (contact dermatitis). The symptoms are usually itching, burning, reddening, and blisters of the affected area. Allergic eczema most often occurs in early childhood but also appears in older children and adults.

Food Allergy:

The most common food-related allergies are cow’s milk, egg, soy, yeast, corn, wheat, and oat. Eczema, diarrhea, nausea, and, in some cases, anaphylaxis are potential symptoms of food-related allergies. The best way to treat food allergies is avoidance and/or rotation. You cannot build a blocking antibody to foods. We found that in the milder cases of food allergies, symptoms are relieved after the first vial of allergy serum.

What is in the serum?

Ironically, the same substances (allergens) that cause allergies are also used to treat them. The serum builds up blocking antibodies against antigens which cause the immune system to become less sensitive to the allergen, reducing symptoms when the same allergen is encountered in the future.

Skin tests

The health professional doing the skin prick or intradermal test will:

  • Clean the test site (usually on your back or arm) with alcohol.
  • Place drops of the possible allergens on your skin about 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 2 in. (5 cm) apart. This allows many substances to be tested at the same time.
  • Prick the skin under each drop with a needle. The needle passes through the drop and allows some of the allergen to penetrate your skin. For the intradermal test, a needle is used to inject the allergen solution deeper into the skin. See a picture of a skin prick allergy test.

If you have any questions, please call 281.340.9355 or by email at aackman@nrgwellness.com.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy/Natural Balance Program

  • Feeling Tired?
  • Having night sweats?
  • Vaginal dryness?
  • Difficulty Sleeping?
  • Are you depressed?
  • No sex drive?
  • Always feeling hot or cold?
  • Suffering from brain fog?

Don’t let changing hormones ruin your relationships and run your life. If you have any of these symptoms, find out how Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Dr. Pucillo’s integrated Natural Balance program can change your life. Dr. Pucillo has been certified by the Hotze Health & Wellness Center in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

Replacement Therapy/Natural Balance

Our comprehensive Natural Balance program enables patients to boost their immune systems, increase their energy levels, and enjoy a better quality of life. Our treatment philosophy consists of a 6-Point Treatment Regime that will be customized to the needs of each individual:

  • Treatment of Yeast
  • Biologically-Identical Thyroid Hormone Supplementation when indicated necessary
  • Biologically-Identical Hormone Replacement in both females and males when indicated necessary
  • Treatment of Adrenal Fatigue
  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
  • A Nutritionally Balanced Eating Program for obtaining and maintaining optimum health and an ideal
    body weight

Natural, compounded medications will be prescribed to specifically treat patients in correlation with their symptoms and laboratory results. These medications can only be obtained through a compounding pharmacy.

We have recently teamed up with one of the foremost compound pharmacies in the country – one of only four compounding pharmacies in the State of Texas accredited by the PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board). The compounding pharmacy will submit for reimbursement the cost of your individual hormone replacement therapy to your insurance company on your behalf. Most insurance companies will cover some part of the cost. Amazingly though, not only is the pharmacy accredited, but their prices are amongst the lowest in the country. So, even if your insurance company reimburses only part or none of the cost, you will find your hormones surprisingly affordable.

Wellness evaluations are customized to the needs of each individual and fees based on the services rendered. The Bio-Identical/Natural Balance program is not covered by insurance and is self-pay only.

Fees:

Female $2,100 – $2,300
Male $2,100 – $2,300

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact our Natural Balance Coordinator, Cindy Juarez at 281.340.9325 or by email at  cjuarez@nrgwellness.com.

Weight Management

Weight Management Integrated Approach

The Pucillo Family Practice, P.A./NRG Wellness Weight Management Center offers a unique integrated approach designed to achieve positive and long lasting life changes. We combine nutrition and customized medical and behavioral management to fit your lifestyle, all in our own facility. This gives you everything you need to take control of your health.

“Personalized and Customized Medical Care, Designed to Improve Your Health and Sense of Well-Being.”

Our valued clients choose our Weight Management Center above others because we emphasize personalized, comprehensive medical supervision and support. Our medical staff carefully evaluates your current health status and continually monitors conditions that are sensitive to the effects of diet and exercise, such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, insulin resistance and hormonal imbalance.

Your full medical evaluation will include a complete medical history, a physical examination, and laboratory tests. This information will assist Dr. Pucillo whom has been board certified in bariatrics (the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity), in determining your current health status. Improvements in your medical condition will be monitored throughout the duration of the program. Should the need arise, Dr. Pucillo will easily arrange for consultations with experts in other specialties while keeping your referring physician informed of your status.

“Support: The “Icing on the Cake” to Help You Reach Your Goals”.

From the first day of your sessions, your entire experience at our Weight Management Center takes place in an environment that specializes in helping and motivating you to make successful lifestyle changes. Support from the entire staff at our Weight Management Center will help, encourage, and inspire you every step of the way.

“Nutrition: Making Smart Choices for a Healthier Lifestyle”.

At our Weight Management Center, you will learn to make smart choices about your eating habits. We don’t believe in starvation as a means to lose weight. We will help you plan your personal meal program. This program centers on menu flexibility and individual preferences. You will discover how well you can eat and still lose weight! Our medical staff is familiar with any conditions you may have, such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, or hypertension, so that nutritional guidelines can be recommended. The dietitian is also trained to give you options on snacking, eating at restaurants, controlling portions, and recipe variations. You will learn the habits of healthy eating, and incorporating these habits into your everyday life.

Our Program:

Comprehensive Patient Evaluation including:

  • Physician Consultation
  • EKG
  • Blood Analysis
  • Body Composition Testing
  • Bottle PS Slenderize Energy Injection (contains B12, Methionine, Choline and Inositol)
  • Lifestyle counseling including a workout schedule specifically for your needs, eating plans, tips, morale
    boosting and much more
  • Monthly follow-up appointments with Dr. Pucillo
  • Prescription Refills where appropriate
  • Accountability
  • Education

Pricing:

Initial Comprehensive Patient Evaluation $530.00

Monthly Follow-Up Appointments (includes Energy Injection) $125.00

** We deal with several companies which provide financing for medically-related treatments.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact our Natural Balance Coordinator, Cindy Juarez at 281.340.9303 or by email at cjuarez@nrgwellness.com