Clinical Trials Specialist

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists

Neurology Specialists & Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, GA

Clinical trials are an essential part of the process that ensures the safety and effectiveness of new medications. You can be a part of this process by enrolling in a clinical trial with CIRCA (Clinical Integrative Research Center of Atlanta) at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists. Clinical trials can allow you to try new treatments before they’re widely available, and contribute to helping other people who have conditions like yours. Find out more by booking an appointment online or by phone at the Atlanta office today.

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What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are one of the principal stages in the research carried out by doctors and scientists who are testing new treatments and medications. Clinical research is going on all the time, looking for better ways to treat diseases and find more effective treatments for conditions that are currently incurable.

Any new drug has to get FDA approval before the public can use it. In the early stages of drug development, every product undergoes rigorous laboratory testing to make sure it’s safe. The next step is to find out how much it benefits patients who have the condition the medication aims to treat.

The pharmaceutical companies who develop new medications sponsor trials that invite patients who might benefit from the medication a chance to participate in the trial. You aren’t under any obligation to participate, and you can change your mind at any point and quit the trial whenever you choose.

How does participating in clinical research benefit me?

There are several potential benefits to taking part in a clinical trial. There’s a possibility that the drug you’re trying improves your condition beyond what your current medication can achieve, which for many patients is the optimal benefit. There are other benefits as well, which may include:

  • Compensation for time and travel
  • No need for health insurance
  • Consistent care
  • Regular evaluation

The opportunity to better understand your condition and make a contribution towards helping other patients is also something many people find highly rewarding.

Before you agree to take part in a clinical trial, your doctor makes sure you understand and are happy with all the arrangements. 

What is the Clinical Integrative Research Center of Atlanta?

The Clinical Integrative Research Center of Atlanta (CIRCA) was founded in 2013 by Frank Berenson, MD and Robert Flamini, MD. CIRCA co-exists within PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists, and has a mission to utilize the 50 plus years of Dr. Berenson and Dr. Flamini’s combined research experience. Their intention is to build a bridge between their patients and the most current treatments available in the clinical research industry. 

The dedicated physicians at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists aim to provide their patients with the most up to date treatments available. As a result, they provide their patients with the opportunity to participate in clinical research trials under their exceptional care.

Current research study areas include:

  • Seizures
  • Migraines
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • ADHD
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy

If you’d like to find out more about clinical trials and how to participate, call PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists today, or book an appointment online.