FAQ'S


  • If I want to volunteer for research how do I do it ? Call our office and speak to a research coordinator.
  • Will I be monitored ? Yes, with regular follow-up visits and evaluations.
  • What kind of medical care should I expect ? As part of the clinical trial, research volunteers are given medical evaluations such as physical exams, monitored symptom reporting, progress evaluations, and diagnostic tests all at no cost.
  • Where will tests and exams be performed ? Study testing is done mainly in our office. There are occasions when our associated physicians will use their private practice office for special tests.
  • Will there be any payment required on my part ? No. You will receive all of your study-related medical care and diagnostic testing at no cost. Many studies include expensive tests such as an endoscopy, EKG, X-rays and complete blood work.
  • If I am given any medications, will I be told their names ? Yes. During the study you will be informed of any medications you may be taking as well as any information pertaining to the medicine being investigated in the research study.
  • Is there a specific amount of time involved ? No. Each clinical study is handled individually. Most do involve an initial exam and a few brief follow-up office visits.
  • Is my time compensated for ? Yes. Financial compensation for your time and travel is provided for in most clinical studies.
  • Will qualified medical professionals be conducting the research study ? Yes. All members of our research staff have advanced training and experience in the field of clinical research. All of our physicians are board certified in their respective fields.
  • Am I safe or am I just a "guinea pig" ? The protection of your safety and rights are essential to conducting a clinical trial. The Institutional Review Board, (IRB) must grant approval to any doctor conducting a clinical trial. They also examine all study protocols to ensure patientsí rights