Join a Trial

Once you have made the decision to seek medical care for a particular problem by participating in one of our clinical research studies, please phone our office at either (619) 521-2841, (619) 521-2830, or (800) New-Help (639-4357) or simply fill out the Information Request Form at the link found below and we will call you. A friendly, knowledgeable staff member will provide you with more information about the trial you are interested in, including a review of the study procedures. She will take your name, phone number, brief medical history, and a list of medications you are currently taking to make sure you qualify for the study of your particular interest. If you are already participating in another trial, please also relay that information for scheduling purposes because you cannot participate in more than one trial at a time.

An appointment with a coordinator will be made at your convenience. At this appointment you will first read and sign an informed consent form, which describes the study, the number of study visits, and the study drug and its possible side effects. Your coordinator will then take a more detailed medical history of your past medical illnesses and address the symptoms of your current medical problem in detail. A consultation and examination by Dr. Koltun will further evaluate whether your participation is appropriate. You will next undergo laboratory testing to ensure your safety. Once your appropriateness for the research study has been determined, your coordinator will review any diaries you may need to keep during your participation in the study and make your next appointment. Compensation for your time and travel throughout the study will also be determined.

Congratulations! You are on your way to participating in a clinical research study that may help you and others who suffer from your medical condition. To help us reach you, simply fill out the form below or give us a call.

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Every clinical trial in the U.S. must be approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to make sure the risks are as low as possible and are worth any potential benefits.