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Information for the patients

All clinical research sites are provided study-related medications and medical devices for trials. New study-related medications and devices are developed through well-established guidelines and regulations designed by the FDA to ensure their safety and effectiveness by the time they reach the public. Additionally, clinical sites are required to report to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) that monitors the patient’s experience throughout the study’s trial period

Information for the patients

How does the study work?

How does the study work?

Volunteers must meet all the inclusion criteria to qualify for the study.

How does the study work?

A consent form is signed outlining what is expected during the trial. All volunteers may withdraw from the study at any given time.

How does the study work?

Once enrolled, volunteers will receive medical treatment at no cost, along with any additional treatments necessary for the completion of the study.

How does the study work?

Volunteers will receive care from a trained group of medical professionals that monitor all of the volunteers’ responses to medications being administered and are alerted immediately if any problems arise.

How does the study work?

Each volunteer’s health is monitored during and after the trial at no cost.

How does the study work?

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Benefits of Clinical Research

Benefits of Clinical Research
  • Minimal waiting times
  • Private and quiet exam rooms
  • Receive all study-related medication and treatment at no cost
  • Compensation may be provided for time and travel
  • Expert medical care provided for the condition being studied
  • You will be helping others by contributing to medical research

Clincal Research Patient Resources

U.S. FDA

Protecting & Promoting Your Health

CenterWatch

Clinical Trials Listing Service

ClinicalTrials.gov

Database of federal & private clinical trials.

NIH

National Institutes of Health

Testimonals

  • “It has been my pleasure to be included in the studies to aid in solving the problems of C.O.P.D. I have participated in numerous said studies since 2004.I can truthfully say each and every study was conducted with absolute professionalism. ”

    - Ron F.
  • Excellent care. The staff is very professional and makes you feel comfortable all the time. Thank you Dr. Lunseth and Justin for showing that knowledge and compassion can come together.

    - Tania M
  • This was my first time at this place and I am sure it won’t be the last. I was very impressed with how professional and informative and kind their staff is. I would refer anyone I know who is in need of help for a variety of conditions. I give them 10 stars !!!

    - Vincent F.
  • Thanks again for all your hospitality and great clinical working environment! Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help either in clinical participation or just spread the good word about this wonderful clinic! Keep up the good work!

    - Paul V.

FAQ

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What is a clinical trial?

All clinical research sites are provided study-related medications and medical devices for trials. New study-related medications and devices are developed through well-established guidelines and regulations designed by the FDA to ensure their safety and effectiveness by the time they reach the public. Additionally, clinical sites are required to report to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) that monitors the patient’s experience throughout the study’s trial period.

Why should I participate?

“The health of millions has been improved because of advances in science and technology, and the willingness of thousands of individuals like you to take part in clinical research. The role of volunteer subjects as partners in clinical research is crucial in the quest for knowledge that will improve the health of future generations. Without your help, the research studies at the Clinical Center cannot be accomplished.” (Provided by NIH, National Institute of Health)

Do I need medical insurance to participate?

No. Medical insurance is not required to participate in any clinical studies. If accepted for the trial, participants are provided study medication and medical care by our board certified/board eligible doctors and staff.

Does it cost me anything to participate?

No, there are no costs associated with participation. Participants that meet all study criteria are eligible to receive compensation for time and travel related to participation. Compensation varies from study to study.

Will I get a placebo or real medicine?

Some studies compare the medication being tested in one group against another group taking a placebo (a look-alike pill or tablet that has no active ingredient). You will be told if there is a placebo involved in the study you are considering enrolling in so you can make an informed decision about whether to enroll in the study.

Who conducts clinical research trials?

A board certified or board eligible medical doctor and/or highly trained clinical research staff work together to provide you with medical oversight throughout your participation in the study.

Where are your offices located?

We have multiple facilities in the Tampa Bay area to include one Phase 1 Unit and Outpatient Research Site in Clearwater and one Outpatient Research Site in Tampa. See the About Us page for additional address information.

Are clinical trials safe?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strict guidelines and regulations that help ensure the safety of clinical trials. The FDA is an agency of the United States government charged with, among other things, the oversight of the development of investigational drugs and medical devices. According to the FDA, “Carefully conducted clinical trials are the safest and fastest way to find treatments that work in people and new ways to improve health.”

How long is a clinical trial

The commitment to a clinical trial varies from a few weeks to up to several years. You will be told during your initial visit exactly what is expected of you during the trial, so you can make a decision about whether or not you want to continue with the screening process.

How often can I participate in a clinical trial?

You may participate in one clinical trial at a time. A 30 day wait period is typically required before enrolling into another clinical trial.

How often do you add new trials?

We are continually adding new studies. Contact us if you don’t see the indication that you are interested in and we can check our pipeline of upcoming studies and/or add you to our database to contact once we have something that meets your needs.

Do you have a study that suits my needs?

We maintain a HIPAA compliant database that is only used by CRWF to identify potentially eligible patients for current and upcoming clinical trials. Should you not qualify for a current study, we will confirm that you would like to be added to our database, and we will contact you when something applicable is available.

What kind of studies are you currently offering?

Click here to see a list of all the studies offered at our locations.

Tips for a Positive Experience

  1. Read All Information Carefully
  2. Ask Questions about procedures and requirements
  3. Understand your responsibilities as a study participant
  4. Communicate openly with the clinical research staff
  5. Arrive on time for appointments and/or call if you have to reschedule

  • “It has been my pleasure to be included in the studies to aid in solving the problems of C.O.P.D. I have participated in numerous said studies since 2004.I can truthfully say each and every study was conducted with absolute professionalism. ”

    - Ron F.
  • Excellent care. The staff is very professional and makes you feel comfortable all the time. Thank you Dr. Lunseth and Justin for showing that knowledge and compassion can come together.

    - Tania M
  • This was my first time at this place and I am sure it won’t be the last. I was very impressed with how professional and informative and kind their staff is. I would refer anyone I know who is in need of help for a variety of conditions. I give them 10 stars !!!

    - Vincent F.
  • Thanks again for all your hospitality and great clinical working environment! Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help either in clinical participation or just spread the good word about this wonderful clinic! Keep up the good work!

    - Paul V.