The practice has extensive experience in reserach methodology and the conduct of clinical trials. The office runs a state of the art clinical trial center for which we are the Principal Investigator. At the current time the practice is participating in multiple clnical trials that test new medications, as well as FDA approved medications for a variety of rheumatic disease conditions. Clinical trials are a way for patients who are not responding to traditional therapies to try new medications before they are commercially available, and in some cases for patients who are uninsured or underinsured to obtain expert medical care from our practice. We believe strongly in the ethical conduct of medical research and will offer you all possible alternatives including the participation in clinical trials where clinically warranted.
At the present time the practice is participating in several trials for RA, SLE and vasculitis. Please contact the office if you are interested in knowing more about our clinical trial program.