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Future of Medicine
Hope for the future is born every day in the form of new, promising treatments. By participating in clinical research, you won’t just be receiving cutting-edge therapies before they’re released to the public — you’ll also be furthering research to help future patients suffering from the same disorders you have today.
If you qualify for one of our studies, study-related visits and medications will be provided at no cost, and you may be compensated for your time and travel. Contact us today to see if you have a role in the future of medicine.
A Partnership Between You and Your Provider
Our patient-centered approach is founded on the partnership between patient and provider. With us, our patients get their own personalized team of experts in their disease with direct access to the study’s physician investigator.
Frequently Asked Questions
Clinical research is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. These may be used for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relieving symptoms of a disease. Carefully conducted clinical research studies are the safest and fastest way to find treatments that work in people and new ways to improve health. Research studies are conducted according to a plan called a protocol. A protocol describes what types of patients may enter the study including schedules of tests and procedures, drugs, dosages, length of study, and outcomes that will be measured.
Clinical research is conducted for a variety of reasons, including to see if a new drug or device is safe and effective for people to use, to compare existing treatments to determine which is better, or to study different ways to use standard (approved) treatments, so they will be more effective, easier to use, and/or decrease side effects. Clinical research helps us learn how to best extend treatments to a different population, such as children, by learning its efficacy on the new group.
Patient safety is our top concern when conducting clinical research. To protect the rights and welfare of clinical research participants, U.S. Federal Agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) & the National Institutes of Health (NIH) oversee much of the medical research and the U.S. Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) oversee the centers where clinical research studies are conducted. IRBs review and approve study protocols to ensure that a clinical trial is ethical and that volunteers’ rights are protected.
A participant in a clinical trial has access to the IRB that is overseeing the research and access to a volunteer advocate, the physician, and the staff conducting the trial.
There are many benefits to participating in clinical research, including access to potentially new research treatments, expert medical care for the condition being studied (as our investigators are generally specialists in the disease area being studied), and the ability to help others by contributing to medical research and treatment advances. Additionally, financial reimbursement for time and travel is often available to those who participate.
While there are many benefits to participation in clinical research, there are also some potential risks. These include the potential that the treatment may not be effective, participation in the trial may be demanding and time-consuming, and there may be unpleasant, serious, or even life-threatening side effects resulting from the treatment. You should weigh both the potential risks as well as the benefits and potential for positive outcomes when considering participating in clinical research. Often, the possible outcomes of cutting-edge therapies and the results they can deliver greatly outweigh the possible risks.
“ Great staff. They are amazing. It’s nice to walk in and see a friendly face. They explain everything clearly and easy to understand. I would tell someone who was on the fence about participation that it’s worth it. It has changed my life, and can possibly do the same with everyone else struggling with the same thing. ”
“ The study coordinator was fantastic; she was very informative about the study. It was a good environment to have the study. The study is a good way to help doctors figure out more about the products available to help people with any medical situation. I would participate in another study to continue to learn and gain knowledge of all the drugs available to help people with eczema. ”
“ The staff was/is amazing. Carla, Maegan, and Kellie are so sweet. They make sure my daughter is calm and not nervous or scared ever. It is such a pleasure to have them as our nurses/caregivers here. They take great care of us. I have never seen my daughter without constantly itching or with pain from the eczema. She no longer gets asked at school what is wrong with her skin. The study was worth all the gold in the world. ”
“ Everyone has been so helpful and kind throughout the whole process. They are available for your needs and they genuinely care for your well being. We never had any fears starting the study, just anxiety over whether or not it would work and what else we could do if it didn’t work. If you have exhausted all available treatments and haven’t gotten full relief it is definitely worth trying out, you may be pleasantly surprised. ”