Volunteers - MARG
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Volunteers - MARG


Why Become a Volunteer?

  • Gain access to new, cutting-edge treatments
  • Help others by advancing the future of medicine
  • Receive study-related medicine, exams  and labs at no cost

  • Expert medical care from board-certified physicians
  • Compensation for time and travel
  • No insurance required


What are your office hours?

We are open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. Additional hours may be available if necessary.

Do I need insurance to receive treatment?

No, insurance is not required for participation.

Will I have to pay for this?

No, all study related doctor visits, laboratory tests and evaluation, and investigational medications are provided as part of the study. In addition, most studies provide compensation for time and travel.

Do you have parking at your office?

We have plenty of parking at the office and will provide validation.

How often will I see a doctor during the study?

You will meet with a doctor during your screening visit and you will have regular check-ups with both your research coordinator and one of our practicing doctors throughout the study.

Can I drop out of the study if necessary?

Because you are a volunteer, you can stop at any point you feel necessary. If you decide to discontinue participation we would ask you to return the investigational medication and be seen by a doctor for follow-up.

What happens if the study drug side effects become too uncomfortable?

In some cases, our doctors can prescribe rescue medication in order to relieve some of the negative side effects brought on by investigational medication. Or, they may change the dose or discontinue the investigational medication.

Can I participate in more than one study?

You can participate in only one clinical research study at a time. This means not only at our site, but in any site's study. After you finish a study, you may be eligible to participate in another study in approximately 30-60 days.

Will I have to give my Social Security number to participate in a research study?

We do not need your Social Security number in order to treat you. However, if you receive more than $600 in compensation we are required to report this amount and will need you to fill out a W9 form which includes your social security information.

What is a placebo?

A placebo is an inactive form of a study drug that has no treatment value. Some people refer to it as a “sugar pill” although placebo pills do not usually contain any sugar. The FDA often requires comparisons of investigational drugs against a placebo lookalike.

To find out if you may be eligible for any of our studies call us at 858-277-5678.
Or CLICK HERE to join our database and a member of our research team will contact you shortly