WHAT IS A CLINICAL TRIAL?
Clinical trials are studies which are conducted in order to collect information on how safe and effective new medications and devices are.
There are several stages of research that a medication or device must go through before they can be approved for use by consumers.
The process of creating new medications is an extensive and very expensive one. It involves thousands of people working for several years towards one goal, which is to discover new medications that will ultimately advance therapy and benefit patients.
It is a process that could not happen if it were not for people like YOU, the study volunteer.
Studies begin with extensive laboratory research as well as testing on healthy volunteers. If the initial research is successful, that information is sent to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval to continue research and testing with volunteers who have the disorder being treated.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
Benefits of Volunteering
Gain access to new treatments that are not yet available to the public
Obtain expert medical care at leading health care facilities
Play an active role by being a part of the decision making process for your own health care
Help others by contributing to the discovery of new treatments.
Be compensated for volunteering your time
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CLINICAL RESEARCH!
**It is important to note that volunteers are thoroughly informed of all possible risks before agreeing
to be in the study, and volunteers may withdraw from a study at any time for any reason.
We appreciate you.
You are a very important part in discovering the most novel and cutting edge therapies for the future of every patient. We appreciate you and your commitment to bettering the medicine of tomorrow. We work with your schedule and will meet with you before and after hours, and even on some weekends.
We value your time.
We understand that our schedules are no more important than yours and therefore do not expect you wait for your appointments.
Patients are typically seen within minutes of their arrival, and we are careful to schedule enough time that you do not feel rushed through your appointments.
We respect you.
We believe it is because of the relationships we build with our patients and the respect we have for them that we receive a large number of patient referrals.