Clinical Research Specialist

Beach Physicians Medical Group

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Orange County, Huntington Beach, CA

Any medication or treatment you’ve ever received to help manage a chronic health condition first underwent exhaustive research before it could be offered to you. The team at Beach Physicians Medical Group in Huntington Beach, California, believes in the value of clinical research for both you and the medical community, and they conduct ongoing research for many different disease processes. To learn more about clinical research and how you can participate, call the office today.

Clinical Research Q & A

What is clinical research?

Clinical research is a tool physicians and scientists use to learn how to prevent, diagnose, and treat various illnesses. It involves the use of new treatments on human subjects to assess their effectiveness.

The research team at Beach Physicians Medical Group has been conducting clinical research studies for years and currently does research year-round for many different health conditions.

Am I a good candidate for clinical research?

Your specialist at Beach Physicians Medical Group determines if you’re a good candidate for clinical research when you come to the office for an evaluation. While the type of research being conducted varies, currently the team has studies investigating various treatments for:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attacks
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

To be considered a good candidate, you must have the condition being studied and meet the criteria set forth by the administrators of the clinical research.

When considering your participation in one of the clinical research studies at Beach Physicians Medical Group, you must also take into consideration the time and commitment you need to make to the study and the team, and must be willing to adhere to the trial’s guidelines.

What can I expect when participating in clinical research?

Participation in a clinical research study at Beach Physicians Medical Group offers many benefits, including:

  • Compensation for your time
  • Free medication
  • Free doctor visits

You also provide a valuable service to the medical community by helping determine if the intervention you’re receiving will benefit others.

How is clinical research different than my medical care?

When you see your regular specialist at Beach Physicians Medical Group, you get a personalized treatment plan designed specifically for you to help you manage your medical condition. If you’re participating in a clinical research study at Beach Physicians Medical Group, you need to follow the study guidelines as outlined by the study’s administrator so the team gets the most accurate results. When you participate in clinical research you may get advanced care, but it might not be personalized to you.

To learn more about the clinical research studies at Beach Physicians Medical Group, call the office today.