Clinical Research

Help us learn how to prevent, diagnose and treat GI illnesses. If you are interested in participating in one of our research studies, contact us today.

Research patients have to be screened through the research department prior to scheduling a visit.

Our site participates in Phase 2 through Phase 4 studies.

These studies last anywhere from several months to several years. Many studies offer the opportunity for participants to remain on study medication until it is approved by the FDA.

These studies are testing the efficacy and safety of medications prior to or after approval from the FDA. Each study and participant is monitored by the site and study sponsor to assess any and all adverse reactions. Any serious adverse reaction is reported immediately to the study sponsor and an independent review board. The main goal of this practice and department is patient safety and excellent care.

What to Expect

Participation is voluntary
Prior to participating in a clinical trial, every patient is required to sign a consent form. Consent can be withdrawn by the patient at any point throughout the study for any reason.

Study provided medication for most studies
For most interventional trials, the study medication is provided by the site or sponsor to the patient for the duration of the study.

Potential compensation for time and travel
Many studies provide the study participant with a stipend for time and travel. The amount of the stipend varies from study to study and is not guaranteed for every trial or visit. The details of compensation will be explained in the study consent form.

Most procedures performed for the study are of no cost to the patient
Most procedures that are required by the study are covered at no cost to the study participant. This can include, but is not limited to, office visits, lab work, endoscopic procedures, ECGs, and x-rays.

Hands on care and direct contact to research staff
Every research participant is supplied with direct contact information to the coordinators and Research Manager. If a patient has a question about the study or experiences a worsening of symptoms, it is recommended that they contact the research department directly to ensure that their needs are handled in a faster and more efficient manner.

Past, Present & Future Trials

Our trials are constantly changing, so call our office to see if you qualify for one of our clinical research studies.

  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis
  • C. Diff
  • Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori)
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Non-interventional registries
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Barrett’s Esophagus Screening
  • Celiac Disease (coming soon!)

Our Clinical Research Department values each of our study participants and appreciates their willingness and commitment to help us further medical research. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of our past and current clinical trial participants. If you are interested in participating in one of our research studies, contact our office at (864) 232-7338.

Aubrey Peplinski, Clinical Research Manager

864-451-5075 |

Still Have Questions?

Patient Portal

Better Healthcare. Better Results.

  • Eliminate time-consuming phone calls
  • Get fast & private communication with our clinical staff
  • View, download & share your personal health record (including medications, immunizations & test results)
  • Get appointment reminders
  • Request prescription refills
  • View lab, pathology and procedure results