Here are a few reasons you might want to look into participating in TPMG’s clinical research studies.
Clinical Research Division
The Clinical Research Divisions at Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG) conduct ongoing clinical research trials at our Williamsburg and Newport News locations. Since its founding in 2016, our clinical research team has more than 60 years of combined experience in leading, co-investigating, and coordinating clinical research trials for a wide range of conditions. Clinical trials are essential to the advancement of new therapies and improved patient outcomes. These trials test the safety and effectiveness of medications and devices under the supervision of physicians and trained medical professionals. Patient contributions can help future generations lead healthier lives. Medical breakthroughs cannot happen without the participation and support of clinical trial participants.
Research may involve medications or devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or those that are still in their study phase prior to FDA approval. All clinical trial phases are governed by strict protocols and overseen by regulatory entities from the FDA to Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). IRBs are a group of individuals designated to review and monitor biomedical research involving eligible testing participants. IRB reviews ensure appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of involved participants. The entire research team is skillfully trained in clinical practices, following strict adherence to FDA guidelines.
Our Clinical Research Divisions offer flexible scheduling and monitoring of all research participants. All study-related procedures/examinations – physical exams, lab work, and imaging studies, are conducted at no cost. Health insurance is not needed to enroll in any of our clinical studies. Many of these studies involve compensation; for more details, please contact one of our clinical trial coordinators. In accordance with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), patient privacy is protected and medical records are kept confidential.