Nathan Nachlas, MD
Vanessa McDowell, PA-C
The decision to include clinical trials at your practice is one that should be arrived at after careful consideration and planning. Conducting research is quite different from traditional practice: There are contracts, recruiting strategies, forms, protocols, and regulatory documents that will require very specific procedures for proper trial execution, and the investigational medications and/or devices used in the study will likely be subject to stringent usage guidelines. Clinical trials require time, effort, and attention to detail, and there is no room for shortcuts. Despite these added challenges, clinical trials are frequently fulfilling for practitioners and beneficial to their practices.