Clinical research studies measure the effectiveness and safety of medications or treatments. All studies are conducted under the strict regulation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an Institutional Review Board (IRB), and a sponsoring pharmaceutical company. Study volunteers help us to gather important information in the development of future treatments that might manage, cure, or even prevent diseases.
If you are interested in volunteering for a study, please contact us to begin the process. Please be sure and leave your best phone number(s) and email address so we can contact you as soon as possible.
Someone from our staff will contact you to see if you might be a match for one of our studies. If you qualify, we will make an appointment for you to come in for a screening interview and medical evaluation. During screening visit, you will receive a medical evaluation that may include a physical examination, laboratory tests, and/or other medical tests.
Between Visits – Your coordinator and physician are always available to take your calls or see you between study visits. Please feel free to reach out to either resource if you have questions or are experiencing any side effects. In most cases, you can be seen in the office within one business day.
* Every study is different and the actual length of the visit can vary considerably. Your study coordinator and/or doctor will give you more information at your screening visit in regards to the approximate length of each visit.
Not all clinical trials are right for all volunteers. Each trial has a protocol that we must follow to determine who may join the trial. These are called eligibility criteria and are intended to protect volunteers from getting treatment that might harm them.
Eligibility criteria might include:
- Your overall health
- Age and gender
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Skin type
- Results of medical tests
- Medications you are taking
- Any other health conditions
- Whether you have the specific condition being studied
- Other treatments you may have had
- How long it has been since you were last treated
If you meet the eligibility criteria for the clinical trials for which we’re recruiting and choose to join, you will receive continual medical supervision for the entire time you are using the study medication or treatment. All examinations, tests, and medications or treatments are provided to you at no cost. Insurance coverage is not required to participate in a study.